Content

This unit aims to introduce students to the diversity of Old Testament traditions; develop a familiarity with exegetical tools and methods; explore selected theological themes – especially creation, covenant, law, leadership, suffering and ethnicity.

Unit code: BA1701W (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Old Testament

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Describe the historical and social worlds of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible

2.

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

3.

Effectively use the tools for biblical interpretation: dictionaries, commentaries, journals, monographs along with primary sources

4.

Support theological applications of the Hebrew Bible to our current context

Pedagogy

Lectures, workshop activities, online tutorial discussion

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,000 words of online participation, critically responding to set readings

0 0.0
Essay

1,500 word essay

0 40.0
Exegesis

,500 word exegesis

0 40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2019-11-11 10:26:38 +1100