This unit will introduce the concepts of justice in the teaching of Israel’s prophets, giving attention to key prophetic texts in their historical and social contexts. The focus for exegetical studies will be texts selected from Amos, Isaiah and Jeremiah. The relevance of these texts will be discussed in relation to the dynamic biblical dialogue about the nature of sin, the role of law, and the impact of social and economic change on Israel’s understanding of divine will.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of selected prophetic texts on the theme of justice;
Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the social, economic, religious issues underlying these texts
Analyse biblical texts using a variety of approaches to interpretation;
Appreciate the variety of biblical concepts of justice;
Reflect theologically on the inner-biblical dialogue between prophecy and law.
BA1001 Introducing the Hebrew Bible, or equivalent
Lectures, tutorials, online interaction
Exegesis 1,500 words
Essay 1,500 words
|Seminar or Tutorial||
Online tutorial participation (not fewer than 5 entries of approx. 200 words) 1,000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Oct, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-14 09:20:30 +1100