This unit engages with the Book of Genesis with exegesis of selected texts in Biblical Hebrew. Topics covered are: its major sections and unity; discussion of its historical and social context, its major theological themes; and exegesis of selected texts with consideration of artistic, historical and contemporary interpretations.
Unit Code: BA9119T
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Old Testament
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Analyse the scholarly debates over the understanding of the book of Genesis as a whole;
Exegete the Hebrew text of selected texts from Genesis with advanced knowledge of the Biblical Hebrew language
Reflect theologically on the text of Genesis andrelate that to other biblical studies and theological disciplines
Explain the origins of various ethical and theological issues in Genesis and their implications for life and church teaching.
Introduction to the Old Testament; Biblical Hebrew A and Biblical Hebrew B (or equivalent)
Twelve weekly sessions. Lecture component (online or in classroom) and tutorial component on Hebrew exegesis.
Essay of 3000 words
Weekly text translation preparation (1500 words)
Midsemester Hebrew language exegesis assignment (1500 words)
Final Hebrew Language exegesis assignment (1500 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-09 13:37:17 +1100