This unit is an introduction to the literature of the Old Testament. It examines matters of canon and translation, the forms of Old Testament literature, historical and theological issues. Texts discussed will deal with creation, flood, law, covenant, kingship, exodus, exile, prophecy, monotheism, divine compassion and justice. The diversity of form and theology within the Old Testament will be stressed and attention given to the relation of interpretation to faith in this context. Students are introduced to the exegesis of Old Testament texts.

Unit Code: BA0109T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the main historical, cultural, and theological features of the Old Testament world


Locate and use appropriate resources for biblical studies in the library and on the internet


Situate a particular text within its theological and literary setting, utilizing secondary resources


Exegete a biblical text using primary and secondary resources


Lectures, readings, tutorials (or online discussion forums), comprehension quizzes, and peer review activities


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz - equivalent of 250 words

0 10.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz - equivalent of 250 words

0 10.0

Exegetical essay of 1000 words

0 30.0

Forum - equivalent of 500 words.

0 20.0
Written Examination

Exam - equivalent 1000 words

0 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-06 12:21:48 +1100