This unit is an introduction to the diversity of the texts and traditions of the Hebrew Bible. The unit will explore different historical, geographical, literary and traditional contexts of the Hebrew Bible through a detailed exploration of specific texts; introduce modern schools of study, as well history of research into the Hebrew Bible; and enable students to develop a familiarity with exegetical tools and methods, using problem-based learning.

Unit Code: BA8001S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe and discuss the historical and social world of the Hebrew Bible


Demonstrate competence with a range of interpretive approaches to the Hebrew Bible


Effectively use the tools for biblical interpretation: lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, journals, monographs and primary sources


Demonstrate a critical awareness of the history of Hebrew Bible research, and critique a range of current scholarly approaches


Analyse and apply theological and hermeneutical applications of the Hebrew Bible to their current context.


Rotating lecture/ discussion/ group work


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

One 2000 word essay

0 40.0
Critical Review

One 1000 word critical reflection on set reading

0 10.0
Exegetical Essay

One 3000 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-13 11:38:54 +1100