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Semester 2 unit | The Pentateuch

This unit explores the literary forms, traditions (oral and written) and central theological themes of the Pentateuch. Students will examine chosen pentateuchal passages in the light of source criticism, form criticism, narrative criticism, and reception history. They will develop familiarity with ancient and modern interpretations of the Pentateuch by Jewish and Christian exegetes. Attention will be given to both narrative and legal texts and to theological links between the Pentateuch and the New Testament. The unit will demonstrate the enduring relevance of pentateuchal texts to contemporary society and the church.

Unit details

College Catholic Theological College
Lecturer Very Rev. Dr Brian Boyle EV (coordinator)

Rev. Assoc. Prof. Mark O’Brien OP

Level Level 2 & 3 undergraduateLevel 9 postgraduate
Study Mode Face-to-faceMondays 2pm-5pm
Unit Codes BA2100C – undergraduate

BA3100C– undergraduate

BA9100C – postgraduate

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