This unit is an introduction to the diversity of the texts and traditions of the Hebrew Bible. The unit will explore different historical, geographical, literary and traditional contexts of the Hebrew Bible through a detailed exploration of specific texts; introduce modern schools of study, as well as history of research into the Hebrew Bible; and enable students to develop a familiarity with exegetical tools and methods, using problem-based learning.

Unit code: BA1701S (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Old Testament

Delivery mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Describe the historical and social world of the Hebrew Bible


Demonstrate a working familiarity with a range of interpretive approaches to the Hebrew Bible


Effectively use the tools for biblical interpretation: lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, journals, monographs and primary sources


Develop and summarize an awareness of and appreciation for the history of Hebrew Bible research and a variety of interpretive approaches current in biblical scholarship


Apply theological and hermeneutical applications of the Hebrew Bible to their current context


Online – engagement with learning materials and discussion in forums utilizing the facilities of ARK


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

1,500 word essay

0 40.0
Critical Review

500 word critical reflection on set reading

0 10.0

1750 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-02-07 08:12:57 +1100