1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of THEO3106, THEO3111 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Tutorial presentation, Tutorial participation
Topic description

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.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • 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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate exegetical skills in interpreting diverse texts from the Prophetic literature
  2. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate methodological issues surrounding the study of the Prophetic literature
  3. Demonstrate research skills of identifying, accessing, and analysing relevant primary and secondary sources related to Prophetic literature and its interpretation
  4. Demonstrate hermeneutical sensitivity to the implications of the study of Prophetic literature and diversity of contemporary interpretations