On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
Give an overview of the structure and content of the Old and New Testaments
Appreciate better the historical and cultural background of the Old and New Testaments
Recognise the differing styles of literature in the Old and New Testaments and appreciate their relevance for biblical interpretation
Recognise the different biblical theologies in the Old and New Testaments
Explain the relationship between the Old and New Testaments
Old Testament: the Pentateuch, including the primeval prologue, patriarchal history, the exodus, the Mosaic covenant; the Deuteronomic history, including the history of the judges and kings, the united monarchy and the divided kingdom; the Festival Scrolls (Megilloth); the Psalms; the Wisdom literature; the Prophets (preexilic, exilic and post-exilic).
New Testament: the historical, cultural and literary background of the New Testament; the Synoptic, Pauline and Johannine traditions, the Acts narrative and the General epistles
Teaching strategies include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction. This module is also available in flexible learning format.
This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.