This unit will provide the student with a general introduction to the historical, sociological, and theological context in which the Hebrew Scriptures came into existence, and an understanding of the major theological emphases in the texts. In addition, the student will also learn and engage the themes of community life and praxis in the Hebrew Scriptures that find parallels in historical Indigenous worldviews of creation and Creator. Community understandings, models and paradigms will be used as a basis for comparison.
Unit code: BA9721W
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Old Testament
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
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.
Identify and critically engage with theological themes in the Hebrew Bible
Consider and examine parallels between Hebrew Scriptures and other selected traditional scriptures and rituals.
Articulate the connection between the Hebrew Scriptures and the student’s ministry setting.
This is a NAIITS Indigenous theology coursework program unit
Reading comprehension quizzes, online video-conferenced synchronous discussions, forums, reading exercises
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Book Review - One 1000 word Book Review||
Reading and Discussion of Textbook
|Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper - Six 250 word discussion responses of virtual lectures||
Six 250 word discussion responses of virtual lectures
|Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests - Two 250 word Hebrew Scriptures Literacy Quizzes||
Quizzes/tests 500 words
|Exegesis - One 1500 word exegesis Ancient Stories / Modern Relevance||
Ancient Stories / Modern Relevance
|Personal Reflection - One 3000 Applied or Academic Project||
Applied or Academic Project
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 7 Oct, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-10-07 09:49:39 +1100