This unit will initially offer a general overview of the book of Jeremiah, and then focus on the call narrative in chapter 1, the oracles in chapters 2–6, the Temple sermon in chapters 7 and 26, the confessions of Jeremiah, the so-called ‘scroll of consolation’ in chapters 30–31, and the narrative of the fall of Jerusalem in chapters 37–44, 52. The unit will also consider the difference between the MT and LXX versions, true and false prophecy, prophetic signs, the prophet as intercessor, and prophetic charisma.

Unit Code: BA3019Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the geo-political, religious and ideological context of Jeremiah’s prophecy,


Analyze the message of Jeremiah and clearly state the key themes of his preaching


Show evidence of the integration of key skills in the interpretation of biblical texts


Demonstrate the skilled use of secondary literature, electronic databases and other scholarly literature in student research


Clearly identify and situate in the literary context significant passages in the text of Jeremiah’s prophecy, and reflect theologically on the Book of Jeremiah in relation to other prophetic literature in the Old Testament

Unit sequence

At least 15 points OT at 2nd level


Lectures, seminars, discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2000 word exegetical paper

0 35.0

3000 word major essay

0 65.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-11 14:43:58 +1100