The first section of this unit will consist of an examination of the book of Psalms as a whole and then individual representative Psalms. The second section will consist of an examination of selected wisdom texts from the Old Testament. Both sections will demonstrate the application of major methodologies associated with the exposition of this literature.

Unit Code: BA2400C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate familiarity with the language and approaches of recognised commentaries on poetic and wisdom sections of the Old Testament.


Identify and describe the major literary genres and their features in the texts under study.


Apply a range of standard biblical methodologies to selected biblical texts.


Undertake basic research on the texts under discussion.


Propose a credible interpretation of a poetic or wisdom text of the Old Testament.


Develop strategies for the public presentation of the texts under discussion.

Unit sequence

BS1001C and BS1002C or equivalent


Each three hours consists of two hours of interactive lectures and one hour of report.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2,500 word report

0 35.0

2 x 500-word report

0 35.0
Written Examination

1-hour written examination

0 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 7 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-08 15:34:41 +1100