As an introduction to the Old Testament this unit offers an overview of the textual, cultural, historical, literary and theological features of the literature of the Old Testament. The student is introduced to topics such as inspiration, the formation of the Old Testament canon, analytical approaches used in biblical studies, and the relation of interpretation to faith in this context.

Unit Code: BA1101L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate familiarity with the textual, cultural, historical, literary, religious and theological features and relationship to the New Testament of the writings of the Old Testament


Draw on primary and secondary sources in researching Old Testament books and themes


Articulate the shape and significance of the Old Testament canon


Identify the significance of biblical texts for Christian faith, doctrine and life

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations BS1001L The Bible Today A


This unit combines asynchronous student engagement with unit materials and weekly 1 hour synchronous/face-to-face hybrid seminars. Emphasis is placed on student engagement with primary texts (Old Testament) and topical readings, eLessons, eLectures to support student learning and acquisition of basic analytical skills for interpreting Old Testament texts. Weekly quizzes provide regular feedback to students on their learning progress and engagement with learning materials.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 700 words

700 17.5

Essay 700 words

700 17.5

Essay 700 words

700 17.5

Essay 1000 words

1000 25.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Multiple choice quizzes 900 words equivalent

900 22.5

Unit approved for the University of Divinity on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 16:26:02 +1100