This unit will examine the phenomenon of Israelite prophecy set in its Ancient Near Eastern context. The historical setting of the message of individual prophets will be considered and their theology examined. Emphasis will be given to texts taken from the prophecies of Amos and Hosea. Also, a selection of texts from Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel will be considered.
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the phenomenon of prophecy in the Ancient Near East
Be cognizant with the historical background of the prophetic period in Israel.
Describe the principal literary forms and modes of expression used in the prophetic literature.
Apply and evaluate a range of standard biblical methodologies used to examine prophetic texts
Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the content, structure and theological themes found in selected prophetic texts
Offer a credible interpretation of prophetic texts for today
Two Biblical Studies units at second level
Each three hours consists of two hours of interactive lectures and one hour of report.
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1-hour written examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018
Unit record last updated: 2019-02-12 10:24:56 +1100