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, hermeneutics, the formation of the Old Testament canon, its different genres, and its relationship to the New Testament, Christian faith, doctrine and life.

Unit Code: BA1201L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

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
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Multiple choice quizzes

900 22.5

Essay 1000 words

1000 25.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 16:25:42 +1100