Content

This unit will examine the phenomenon of Israelite prophecy set in its Ancient Near Eastern context. The historical setting of the message of individual prophets will be considered and their theology examined. Emphasis will be given to texts taken from the prophecies of Amos and Hosea. Also, a selection of texts from Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel will be considered.

Unit Code: BA9300C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the political, social and religious conditions in the ancient Near East and in ancient Israel that facilitated the growth of the prophetic movement

2.

Apply critically a range of standard biblical methodologies to selected prophetic texts

3.

Describe and analyse the principal literary forms and modes of expression used in the prophetic literature

4.

Outline the message of each of the Prophets studied and the key themes of their works

5.

Undertake independent self-directed and reliable research in the prophetic literature.

6.

Offer a credible interpretation of prophetic texts for today.

Unit sequence

BS8001C and BS8002C or equivalent Students enrolled in the unit for Master’s research degree are required to demonstrate proficiency in the appropriate biblical language(s).

Pedagogy

Each three hours consists of two hours of interactive lectures and one hour of report.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Report

2,500-word report

2500 35.0
Investigation

2,000-word investigation

2000 30.0
Report

1,500-word report

1500 18.0
Report

1,500 word report

1500 17.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-22 14:28:31 +1100