OT001-712 - Old Testament Foundations
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Category foundational unitA
old testamentUnit Discipline
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code OT501. Unit exclusions: It is not permitted to enrol in this unit concurrently with OT003-512, OT003-712
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
Demonstrate Functional knowledge and understanding of the contents, themes and character of the Pentateuch and Historical books
B. Be able to
1. Critically Analyse the content and character of the Pentateuch and Historical books
2. Discuss cultural, historical, religious and literary influences on the Pentateuch and Historical books
3. Present Critical evidence-based perspectives on the themes and theology of the Pentateuch and Historical books
C. Be in a position to
1. Applying perspectives from ‘Old Testament Foundations’ to contemporary Christian living and ministry practice
Section A. The Pentateuch/Torah
1. Genesis 1-11.
2. Genesis 12-50.
Section B. Historical books/ Former Prophets
6. Joshua and Judges.
7. 1 and 2 Samuel.
8. 1 and 2 Kings.
This unit's indicative bibliography is currently being revised. Students should contact their home college for further details at the time of taking this unit.
Blenkinsopp, J., The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible (New York: Doubleday, 2000).
Merrill, E., Kingdom of Priests (Grand Rapids: BakerAcademic, 2008).
Hamilton, V. P., Handbook on the Historical Books (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001).
Satterthwaite, P. E., and J. G. McConvlle, Exploring the Old Testament, vol. 2: A Guide to the Historical Books (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2007).
Wenham, G., Exploring the Old Testament: The Pentateuch (London: SPCK, 2003).
Clines, D. J., The Theme of the Pentateuch (2nd ed.; Sheffield: JSOT, 1997).