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BA9143B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • Unit Code & NameBA9143B 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
  • Unit Points24
  • LevelPostgraduate Elective
  • Semester2, 2019
  • Delivery ModeIntensive
  • DateJune 11 - 21, 9.30am to 3.00pm. There are no classes on Wednesdays and the weekend.
    Campus | 32a Barnsbury Grove, Bexley North
  • PrerequisitesInterpreting the Hebrew Bible, or postgraduate foundational equivalent
  • Learning ActivitiesEmploying both inductive and deductive approaches, the learning in this unit may include structured learning activities, lectures, guided readings, group work, online learning, video conferencing.
  • AssessmentsOne 1,800 word critical review - 30%
    One 3,000 word essay - 50%
    One 1,200 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. Interpret the multiple and at times conflicting strands of thinking that constitute Old Testament theological themes over time.
    3. Evaluate scholarly interpretative approaches to Old Testament themes.
    4. Develop a framework for evaluating the ongoing relevancy of Old Testament theological traditions.
    5. Identify the interrelatedness of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
    6. Articulate how Old Testament theological themes can contribute to the proclamation of the Church.