This unit examines the literary structure and themes of the Pentateuch, with a special emphasis on the world from which these five books originate. The unit will address the interpretation of the text, and theological issues, such as covenant, law, grace, land, people of God, Holiness and worship. Students will learn the influence of these books on the rest of the Old Testament and on the Christian Church.

Unit Code: BA2200A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the world of the Pentateuch, including its composition, themes, content, message, and characters


Explain the narrative and legal techniques used in the Pentateuch


Discuss the influence of the Pentateuch on the rest of the Old Testament


Explore the relationship between the theological issues of the Pentateuch and Christian theology


Exegete passages from the books of the Pentateuch


12 weekly classes with lectures and class discussion


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

Quizzes (four Quizzes across the semester Equivalent to 500 words)

0 13.0
Summative Reflection

Fortnightly Synopsis (Class based) equivalent to 500 words

0 12.0

Written Assessment Task Exegetical Essay - 2000 words.

0 50.0
Written Examination

Final exam - end of semester (1 hour)

0 25.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-08 12:50:27 +1100