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This topic provides an overview of the content and major themes of the first five books of the Bible. It includes a detailed exegetical study of selected texts from the Pentateuch, an exploration of the composition of these books, the history of interpretation and the various interpretive approaches taken to the text.
In this topic students will:
gain an appreciation of the nature and the content of major portions of the Pentateuch, its literary composition and the impact of this on the theological understanding of the text
become aware of the major issues involved in a critical study of the Pentateuch
develop their exegetical skills
appreciate the meaning and significance of the Pentateuch within the Hebrew Scriptures
be aware of the significance of the Pentateuch for contemporary contexts
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the topic students will be able to demonstrate:
the ability to formulate and communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing
critical reading of a range of texts from Genesis to Deuteronomy
the ability to identify the critical and methodological issues surrounding the study of the Pentateuch
exegetical skills in interpreting Pentateuchal texts
the ability to discus, interpret and evaluate the secondary literature on the Pentateuch
hermeneutical sensitivity to the implications of the study of the Pentateuch
Key dates and timetable
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