OT002-812 - Old Testament Prophets and Writings
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old testamentUnit Discipline
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code OT502. 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
1. Demonstrate Advanced knowledge and understanding of the contents, themes and character of the Prophetic books and the Writings.
B. Be able to
1. Critically Analyse the content and character of the writings of the Prophetic Books/Latter Prophets and the Writings
2. Assess the influence of the Ancient Near Eastern background on the Prophetic Books/Latter Prophets and the Writings
3. Evaluate the themes and theologies of the Prophetic Books/Latter Prophets and the Writings
C. Be in a position to
1. Apply knowledge and Critical thinking skills and perspectives from Old Testament Prophets and Writings to current issues in Christian life, thought and ministry
Section A. Prophetic Books/Latter Prophets
1. The Book of Isaiah.
2. The Book of Jeremiah.
3. The Book of Ezekiel.
4. The Book of Daniel.
5. The Twelve (at least four in detail).
Section B. The Writings
6. Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah.
7. The Book of Psalms.
8. Wisdom Literature.
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.
Berry, D. K., An Introduction to Wisdom and Poetry of the Old Testament (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1995).
Blenkinsopp, J., A History of Prophecy in Israel (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996).
Brueggemann, W., The Prophetic Imagination (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2001).
Chisholm, R., Handbook on the Prophets (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002).
Collins, J. J., The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2nd ed.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998)
Long, V. P., The Art of Biblical History (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994).
McConville, G., Exploring the Old Testament Prophets (Vol.4; London: SPCK, 2002).
Murphy, R. E., The Tree of Life (3rd ed.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002).
Satterthwaite, P. E., and J. G. McConvlle, Exploring the Old Testament, vol. 2: A Guide to the Historical Books (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2007).
Walton, J. H., Covenant: God’s Purposes, God’s Plan (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994).
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