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BA3724B Pentateuch

  • Unit Code & NameBA3724B Pentateuch
  • DescriptionThis unit addresses key questions associated with the study of the Pentateuch. It pays particular attention to its content, literary forms, historical, religious and cultural background, including its history of formation and reception. It also explores the role and place of the Pentateuch within the biblical canon and its metanarrative. Attention will be also given to key themes of the pentateuchal story: the identity of YHWH and his people, creation, covenants, exodus, laws, atonement, and holiness/purity.
  • FieldB - Biblical Studies
  • DisciplineBA - Old Testament
  • Unit Points18
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 3
  • Semester1, 2019
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Arseny Ermakov
  • Prerequisites30 points in BA (Old Testament)
  • Learning ActivitiesOnline forums, tutorials, guided readings, exegetical exercises, reflections, videos, discussions
  • Assessments1 x 1,000 word Reflection - 20%
    1 x 1,500 word Thematic Essay - 30%
    1 x 2,500 word Exegetical Essay - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Compare the major theories related to the formation of the Pentateuch
    2. Describe the key literary, theological and historical issues pertinent to the Pentateuch
    3. Articulate the place and the role of the Pentateuch in the wider biblical canon
    4. Interpret selected passages from the Pentateuch
    5. Critically apply theological ideas located in the Pentateuch to contemporary life, ministry or social contexts.