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This course has a focus on the background and literature of the Old Testament. The history, religion and culture of Israel and her neighbours from the period 'before Abraham' to 4 BCE. Special reference to the Pentateuch and the Prophets will be made.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Upon completion of this course students will be expected to: 1. Demonstrate a critical knowledge of key features of the historical, cultural and religious background of the Old Testament. 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 Old Testament texts. 5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the Old Testament as a literary account of God’s action in Israel’s history.
Themes will include: 1. History, geography, religion and culture of Israel and her neighbours. 2. The contribution of archaeology and the literature of the Bible with special reference to the Torah and the ‘major’ Prophets. 3. The Bible as an expression of religious beliefs. 4. Exegetical method, applied to selected passages.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for RELT6004|