Content

This unit engages with the Book of Genesis with exegesis of selected texts in English translations. Topics covered are: its major sections and unity; discussion of its historical and social context, its major theological themes; and exegesis of selected texts with consideration of artistic, historical and contemporary interpretations.

Unit Code: BA3100T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate the scholarly debates over the understanding of the book of Genesis as a whole

2.

Interpret the text of Genesis using advanced exegetical skills

3.

Reflect theologically on the text of Genesis and relate that to other biblical studies and theological disciplines

4.

Explain the origins of various ethical and theological issues in Genesis and their implications for church life and teaching

Unit sequence

Introduction to the Old Testament (or equivalent)

Pedagogy

Twelve weekly sessions. Lecture component (online or in classroom) and tutorial component on exegesis.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegesis

Exegetical essay of 2000 words

2000 40.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial (or online tutorial forum) presentation and participation (1000 words)

1000 20.0
Essay

Essay of 2000 words

2000 40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-09 09:19:50 +1100