This unit explores the phenomenon of prophecy in Israel during the eighth century BCE. The theology of specific prophets will be considered, including motifs such as covenant, eschatology, law and cult, social justice, election, “the remnant”, and foreign nations. Critical and exegetical tools will be employed to study selected passages in Isaiah, Micah, Amos and Hosea.

Unit Code: BA3792B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets


Describe the major theological themes of the relevant prophets.


Assess the relationship between Old Testament covenants, the Torah and the message of the Eighth Century Prophets


Outline selected prophets’ responses to religious syncretism in the eighth century


Relate the theological and hermeneutical implications of the Eighth Century Prophets to a contemporary context

Unit sequence

30 points Biblical Studies


Lectures, seminars, group work, online forums, videos


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

x 3000 word essay

0 60.0
Exegetical Essay

2000 word exegetical essay

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-13 11:11:26 +1100