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BA9392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices

  • Unit Code & NameBA9392B 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. Focussing 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: 46147
  • LevelPostgraduate Postgraduate Elective
  • 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 12 hours a week for all study activities.

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

    24 points postgraduate foundational in Biblical Studies, or equivalent

  • 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.

    Lectures, seminars, group work, online forums, videos.

    *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 1,000 word 8-10 minute presentation - 20%

    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.

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

    1 x 2,500 word exegetical essay - 30%

    1 x 3,000 word case study - 40%

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    1.  Assess how a comprehension of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets contribute to interpretation.

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

    3.  Exegete and interpret selected texts, referencing methodological considerations.

    4.  Compare and contrast selected prophets' responses to the religious and socio-cultural contexts of 8th century Israel and Judah.

    5.  Critically evaluate the contemporary mandate to social action with respect to the message of the Eighth Century Prophets.

  • 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.