BA9792B Eighth Century Prophets
- Unit Code & NameBA9792B Eighth Century Prophets
- DescriptionThis unit explores the phenomenon of prophecy in Israel during the eighth century BCE.
The theology of specific prophets will be considered, including motifs such as covenant, eschatology, law and cult, social justice, election, "the remnant", and foreign nations. Critical and exegetical tools will be employed to study selected passages in Isaiah, Micah, Amos and Hosea.
- FieldB - Biblical Studies
- DisciplineBA - Old Testament
- Semester1, 2018
- Delivery ModeOnline
- Prerequisites15 points postgraduate foundational in Field B, or equivalent
- Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets.
2. Articulate and compare the major theological themes of the relevant prophets.
3. Assess the relationships between Old Testament covenants, the Torah and the message of the Eighth Century Prophets.
4. Compare and contrast selected prophets' responses to the religious and socio-cultural contexts of 8th century Israel and Judah.
5. Produce evidence of advanced research and exegetical skills, including methodological considerations.
6. Critically evaluate the mandate to social action with respect to the message of the Eighth Century Prophets.