This unit offers a study of the book of Psalms. It involves an introduction to the literary genres of the book and its various authors with special emphasis on David. The unit will study the centrality of the book of Psalms in the spiritual life and liturgical prayers of the Coptic Church. The unit also introduces students to exegetical methodologies of Hebrew poetry.
Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of Old Testament poetry and the different genres of the Psalter.
Discuss the relevant historical, sociological and religious contexts of the Psalms
Explain the centrality and importance of the book of Psalms in the liturgy and spirituality of the Church
Analyse the structure, classification and theological contribution of particular Psalms.
BA1100A/BA1109A Old Testament 1: A Patristic Approach
12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional reading resources.
Document Studies 4 x 250 words total 1000 words
Essay 1,000 words
Essay 2,000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 May, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-14 10:53:41 +1100