Through a consideration of the historical, sociological and theological context in which the Hebrew Scriptures came into existence, this unit will provide the student with an understanding of the major emphases of the texts. In addition, the student will be introduced to themes in the Hebrew Scriptures that find parallels in what has been coined by some as the “Old Testament of Native North America.” This will subsequently be applied to the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts of Australia.
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic contents of the major sections of the Hebrew Bible, with particular attention to the Torah and historical books
Critically examine the contexts in which the biblical texts emerged in antiquity: historical, social, political, and literary
Articulate the connection between the OT and the student’s ministry setting.
Analyse the contexts in which the scriptures came into existence, in order to identify the significant theological themes they present.
Consider and examine parallels between Hebrew Scriptures and other selected traditional scriptures and rituals.
This is an elective unit in the NAIITS Indigenous theology program, building on the principles introduced in BN8002
Reading comprehension quizzes, online video-conferenced synchronous discussions, forums, reading exercises
|Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests||
Quizzes/tests 1500 words
Written essay 1500 words
|Project Report or Project Journal||
4,000 word Project report
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 7 Jan, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-15 14:45:16 +1100