This topic provides foundational study in the Prophets of Israel. It will examine critically the prophet's role in Israel's society, and the role of the prophetic literature in ancient and contemporary contexts. In-depth attention will be given to particular books from which passages for exegesis will be selected. These texts will be examined in light of their historical and contemporary relevance.
In this topic students will:
examine the role of the prophets in the society of ancient Israel in the period from the beginning of the monarchy to the post-exilic years
develop skills in the critical analysis of texts through exegesis
develop skills in the critical evaluation of the scholarly literature in the field of Biblical Studies
evaluate the role of the prophetic literature in understanding a range of theological messages, in both ancient and contemporary contexts
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic the students will be able to demonstrate:
exegetical skills in interpreting diverse texts from the Prophetic literature
the ability to critically evaluate methodological issues surrounding the study of the Prophetic literature
research skills of identifying, accessing, and analysing relevant primary and secondary sources related to Prophetic literature and its interpretation
hermeneutical sensitivity to the implications of the study of Prophetic literature and diversity of contemporary interpretations
Key dates and timetable
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