This unit examines biblical literary criticism, with particular regard to the narrative texts of the Hebrew Bible. It explores the nature of literary conventions and devices employed by the biblical authors, such as type-scenes, repetition, characterization and the use of dialogue. The unit considers how literary art enhances the message of the texts, using literary analysis of specific narratives from, among others, the Abraham and Joseph narratives, Judges, Ruth, the stories of Saul’s rise and fall, and the story of David’s rise.
Demonstrate a familiarity with a range of literary critical tools.
Effectively use literary critical tools in examination of specific texts
Identify, articulate and explain a variety of scholarly approaches to literary criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Critically evaluate the use of biblical narrative in popular culture
Research literary critical approaches to a specific narrative text
BA1001S Introducing the Hebrew Bible or equivalent
Engagement with learning materials and discussion in forums utilizing the facilities of ARK
2,500 word essay
1,000 word critical reflection on set reading
1,500 word tutorial paper
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-13 08:51:13 +1100