BB824.406 Introduction to the Bible



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This subject will advance the skills and knowledge gained from the subjects BB824.406 Introduction to the Bible. The subject will broaden the abilities of the student to think critically about the English translation of the Hebrew text.

Emphasis is placed upon investigating Old Testament historical, cultural, literary and theological contexts. Hermeneutical questions and principles are itemised, critically evaluated and then applied in practice to different biblical genres in the Old Testament. The appropriate biblical criticisms for the chosen genres will be examined, critiqued and then implemented.

The theological implications of the chosen texts and broader contexts will be examined. The interpretive work shall include using creative skills to communicate the complexities of the interpretive analysis to contemporary audiences with limited biblical understanding.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include lectures, tutorials, weekend schools and presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, OHP, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction. Students also learn by class discussion, personal study, preparation of assignments and assessment comments on their work.

Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.