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BBCL1002: Biblical Themes: Joshua to Kings

2023 unit information

This unit focuses specifically on narrative books of the Hebrew Bible including Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. The unit focuses on the themes of these biblical books, as well as exploring the historical background of the texts and the events they describe. Attention will be directed to other relevant writings of the period in the Ancient Near East.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies

Code BBCL1002
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. discuss the main literary techniques that are used in biblical narrative to convey meaning
  • LO2. understand the difference between “exegesis” and “hermeneutics”
  • LO3. write a scholarly exegesis of biblical passages
  • LO4. understand and describe the main themes of each of the biblical books studied from Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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