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BBCL1002: Biblical Themes: Joshua to Kings

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.

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

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.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.