This unit will investigate the connection between Biblical interpretation and social transformation. Traditional historical critical, literary and contemporary ideological approaches to Scripture will be explored. The applicability of these approaches to contemporary contexts, with attention given to political, cultural and environmental spheres of life, will be critically considered.

Unit Code: BA2012S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

Show when this Unit is running

Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate competency in the use of relevant tools for biblical studies, such as commentaries, theological and bible dictionaries, lexicons, journals and digital resources, and primary sources


Engage a variety of exegetical methods in the analysis of biblical texts.


Identify and describe historical, cultural, social and literary contexts of biblical texts


Explain how the relationship between texts and readers affects the interpretation and application of biblical texts

Unit sequence

BA1011S Justice in the Old Testament or an equivalent foundational unit in Biblical Studies


Rotating lecture/discussion/group work


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Online Quiz (exegetical terminology) (250 words)

250 10.0

Minor essay (thematic) 1000 words

1000 30.0
Exegetical Essay

Major essay (exegetical) 2000 words

2000 40.0

Forum Posts – 3 submitted posts (3 x 300 words each) responding to case studies or reading plus 2 responses (50 words each) to other student’s posts – 1000 words

1000 20.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 10:14:09 +1100