OT689 - Old Testament Seminar
0 Standard Tuition Fee
OT301 and OT302, plus any other unit deemed necessary for the given seminar.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
1. The major aspects, concerns and implications of an Old Testament book (or books, in English or Hebrew) or topic not otherwise covered in their course.
2. The nature and operation of research skills in Old Testament.
3. Selected chapters of Old Testament text.
4. The personal and pastoral implications of the book(s) or topic.
5. The significance of the book(s) or topic for Christianity today.
6. A selection of historic and contemporary interpretations of the selected book(s) or topic.
B. Be able to
1. Outline the major aspects, concerns and implications of the book(s)/topic.
2. Apply Old Testament research methods and skills [such as … (specify)]* to the book(s)/topic.
3. Demonstrate a thorough grasp of the Old Testament issues involved.
4. Apply the skills of biblical exegesis to the text of the book(s)/topic as required.
5. Discuss interpretations of the book(s)/topic.
C. Be in a position to
1. Exegete the text of the selected book(s) for personal understanding and for use in ministry contexts.
2. Integrate perspectives from the selected books into biblical interpretation and Christian thinking.
3. Apply the teaching of the selected book(s)/topic to situations and issues in contemporary Christianity and society.
4. Evaluate interpretations of the book(s)/topic.
The choice of the topic or theme to be studied is left to approved institutions but must have staff and library support sufficient to sustain the unit. The course coordinator is responsible for submitting for approval a proposed unit outline along with assessment plans to the moderator for Old Testament.
The unit is taught, conducted as a seminar involving class discussion as well as lectures and individual reading. The unit is not an individual research topic. It is strongly recommended that the unit include set reading of approximately 15 chapters from OT texts in Hebrew or 25 chapters in English not covered elsewhere in the candidates’ course.
- Candidates must demonstrate a thorough grasp of the Old Testament issues involved
- Assessment should be designed to encourage exploration of the personal and pastoral implications of Old Testament perspectives discerned in candidates’ learning
- Units approved for the Master of Arts (Theology) may be used as the basis for this unit, adjusted appropriately to reflect major level undergraduate study for students enrolled in the undergraduate degrees