Unit Code & NameBA3743B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible
DescriptionThis unit explores major theological themes in the Old Testament and their development over time. The approaches taken by significant scholars in the field will be investigated with a view to understanding the contribution of Old Testament theologies to contemporary Christian understanding.
FieldB - Biblical Studies
DisciplineBA - Old Testament
LevelUndergraduate Level 3
Prerequisites36 points in BA (Old Testament)
Learning ActivitiesLearning activities, lectures, guided readings, group work, online learning , video conferencing
*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
AssessmentsOne 1,400 critical review - 30%
One 2,200 word essay - 50%
One 900 word summative reflection - 20%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Old Testament theological themes within the cultural, historical and literary contexts in which they originated.
2. Evaluate scholarly interpretative approaches to Old Testament theological themes.
3. Identify the interrelatedness of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
4. Articulate how Old Testament theological themes can contribute to the proclamation of the Church.
5. Develop a framework for evaluating the ongoing relevancy of Old Testament theological traditions.