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.
Articulate the scholarly debates over the understanding of the book of Genesis as a whole
Interpret the text of Genesis using advanced exegetical skills
Reflect theologically on the text of Genesis and relate that to other biblical studies and theological disciplines
Explain the origins of various ethical and theological issues in Genesis and their implications for church life and teaching
Introduction to the Old Testament (or equivalent)
Twelve weekly sessions. Lecture component (online or in classroom) and tutorial component on exegesis.
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Exegetical essay of 2000 words
Essay of 2000 words
|Seminar or Tutorial||
Tutorial forum, presentation and participation (1000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-10-09 11:02:41 +1100