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BBCL2603: Destruction and Messianism in Prophecy

2024 unit information

This unit deals with prophetic works of the Hebrew Bible which cover a period of almost two hundred years from the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel to the restoration of the kingdom of Judah and the hope of the revival of the Davidic monarchy. The prophetic texts reflect the engagement of the ancient writers with theological matters, arising from the political and social challenges of their time.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies

Code BBCL2603
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level including at least (6 credit points in (BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or RLST1002) and (6 credit points in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 credit points from (BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610))) or (12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture)

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

  • LO1. Recognise different types of prophecies by content and structure.
  • LO2. Identify the range of voices and tendencies of the writers concerning values, politics and religious issues.
  • LO3. Discuss the connection between political-social circumstances and theological ideas.
  • LO4. Deal with questions of the historical-literary background of texts.
  • LO5. Examine the development of widespread terms such as “Messiah”, “redemption”, “New Testament”.
  • LO6. Write scholarly exegeses of biblical passages.

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Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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