This topic is designed to give an introduction to the Biblical responses to Israel's experience of exile (587-538 BCE). It will examine books of the Bible currently known as the Deuteronomistic History (Joshua-II Kings), Ezra-Nehemiah, I and II Chronicles and sections of Second Isaiah. Passages for exegesis will be selected from these texts.
To explore the writings of the Deuteronomistic History, Isaiah 40-55, Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles in order to:
gain appreciation of Israel's responses to the exile experience (587-538 BCE)
deepen an understanding of the exile experience through exegesis of set texts
appreciate the cultural and historical background of these writings
address literary and historical questions that arise from exegesis of the texts
gain an understanding of the theology of the texts
explore connections between these texts and contemporary issues and living
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the topic students will have:
read the texts of Joshua-II Kings, Isaiah 40-55, Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles and appropriate secondary sources
applied appropriate exegetical methodologies to set texts
gained knowledge of the cultural and historical situation which fostered the Deuteronomist's theology and the theology of Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles
demonstrated an understanding of the significance of these texts for contemporary readers
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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