This unit will initially offer a general overview of the book of Jeremiah, and then focus on the call narrative in chapter 1, the oracles in chapters 2–6, the Temple sermon in chapters 7 and 26, the confessions of Jeremiah, the so-called ‘scroll of consolation’ in chapters 30–31, and the narrative of the fall of Jerusalem in chapters 37–44, 52. The unit will also consider the difference between the MT and LXX versions, true and false prophecy, prophetic signs, the prophet as intercessor, and prophetic charisma.

Unit Code: BA9019Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a critical grasp of the historical, literary and theological issues associated with the Books of the Twelve Prophets and their interpretation


Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the theological themes in the book of Jeremiah


Exegete passages from the book of Jeremiah


Make critical use of secondary sources, e.g., commentaries


Critically discuss the issue of the continuing relevance of the book of Jeremiah


Demonstrate the necessary skills to research and write an exegetical paper and essay on a text or topic in the book of Jeremiah.

Unit sequence

Successful completion of BA8000Y or equivalent


Lectures, seminars, discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

3000 word exegetical paper

3000 30.0

5000 word major essay

5000 70.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 14:30:11 +1100