This unit will engage selected books from the Prophets, exploring issues of audience and background, canonical context, theology, genre, literary devices, major themes and pastoral/contemporary application.

Unit code: BA2208L (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Old Testament

Delivery mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes


Integrate advanced skills in the interpretation of biblical texts; for students with Hebrew this includes but is not limited to an ability to function readily with the Hebrew language


Identify the forms of prophetic literature and their distinctive features


Describe in some detail the setting which selected prophets addressed, their central messages, canonical significance and New Testament trajectories, and the relevance of their prophetic ministry for church and world today


Offer a detailed exegetical analysis of prophetic texts, giving due weight to historical, literary, theological, and pastoral/applicatory concerns

Unit sequence

At least 18 points in Field B—Old Testament (BA) Hebrew 1 and 2 are desirable but not essential


This unit employs both flipped classroom approaches and interactive lecture as appropriate, including seminar-style discussion of guided readings, student and instructor-led group analysis of texts, and student presentations.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar on a prophetic theme 10‒20 minutes

0 10.0

Essay on a prophetic theme 1500 words

1500 30.0

Exegetical essay—Category A (Hebrew) Exegetical essay—Category B (non Hebrew) 3000 words

3000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2018

Unit record last updated: 2020-08-20 11:50:25 +1000