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BA3392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices

  • Unit Code & NameBA3392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices
  • Description

    This unit explores the nature of prophecy in Israel and Judah during the eighth century BCE. The theology of selected prophets will be considered, including motifs such as covenant, eschatology, law and cult, social justice, election, remnant and foreignness. Focusing on selected passages from Isaiah, Micah, Amos and Hosea, we will seek to discern how these voices contribute to our engagement with contemporary concerns.

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  • DisciplineDelivery ID: 46148
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 3
  • Semester2. Semester 1, 2022
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Date

    21 February to 27 May 2022

    Attendance is required at Virtual Classrooms (online Zoom) 7.00 - 8.00pm (Melbourne Time)

    • Monday, 21 February 2022
    • Monday, 28 March 2022
    • Tuesday, 26 April 2022

    We recommend that you allocate 9 hours a week for all study activities.

  • Lecturer(s) Lt Colonel Dr Terry Grey
  • Prerequisites

    36 points New or Old Testament

  • Learning Activities

    The learning for this unit is based upon the required text (hence you will need a copy to complete this unit) together with selected set readings. You will be required to complete a workbook for each lesson (12) throughout semester which will guide you through the readings via a series of questions and learning activities to complete.

    Completion of workbooks, forums, virtual classrooms.

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.

  • Assessments

    1 x 900 word 5-8 minute presentation - 25%

    Note: One set from two assessment variants will be nominated at the time of scheduling by the lecturer/unit coordinator prior to the start of the unit and published in the unit outline. Students may have topical choices within a given assessment variant, but are not able to make choices outside that set of assessments.

    2 x 300 word evaluations of selected student podcasts - 10%

    1 x 1,200 word exegetical essay - 25%

    1 x 2,000 word case study - 40%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets.

    2.  Describe and analyse the major theological themes arising within the relevant prophetic materials.

    3.  Exegete and interpret selected texts.

    4.  Apply the theological and hermeneutical implications of Eighth Century prophetic voices to contemporary context.

  • Text Books

    To undertake this unit, you are required to have access to a copy of:

    Redditt, Paul L. Introduction to the Prophets. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008

    EBC Library has a limited number of copies to borrow – please contact EBC librarian. No eBook is available from the EBC Library.