Advanced Studies in the Old Testament
This course has a focus on the background and literature of the Hebrew Bible, commonly referred to as the Old Testament. It includes a close consideration of the history, religion and culture of Israel and her neighbours from the period 'before Abraham' to 4 BCE. Out of this backdrop, students will engage in the critical study of selected books within this part of the Bible.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate a critical knowledge of key features of the historical, cultural and religious background of the Hebrew Bible. 2. Explain the importance of the Exodus as the watermark of Jewish faith and the birth of a nation. 3. Describe the circumstances of the Exile, the role of the prophets and the contribution of the Exile to the development of the Biblical text. 4. Exegete selected Hebrew Bible texts. 5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the Old Testament as a theological expression of Israel’s history.
The course will be organised around the following themes:
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO6004 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6004.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for RELT6004|