Semester 2 unit: Introduction to the Old Testament

Dr Adam Hensley

As an introduction to the Old Testament this unit offers an overview of the textual, cultural, historical, literary and theological features of the literature of the Old Testament. The student is introduced to topics such as inspiration, the formation of the Old Testament canon, analytical approaches used in biblical studies, and the relation of interpretation to faith in this context.

Primarily, the content of the unit will consist of:

  • the history and geography of ancient Israel
  • the contextual world of the ancient Near East
  • the main theological themes and Israelite traditions of the OT
  • the literary forms of the OT
  • some critical issues in OT studies
  • some current methods of biblical interpretation
  • the shape and shaping of the canon of the Old Testament
Unit Code BA1001L
Level Undergraduate
Study Mode Face to Face
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Mid-year enrolments are now open.

This unit is due to run in semester 2, 2019. To find out more about the unit, enrolments, or to make an appointment to meet with a course advisor, please contact the College.

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