Learning Outcomes

On completion of the unit, students will:

A. Know and understand:
1. The contents and structure of two of Genesis, Deuteronomy, 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel
2. The themes and theological teaching of the selected books
3. The nature and basic methods of Old Testament exegesis

B. In order to be able to ascertain the meaning of the text of the selected books, be able to: 

1. Use sources such as biblical and theological dictionaries, commentaries and on-line resources

2. Recognise literary form and structure

3. Identify matters relating to authorship, date and purpose

4. Describe the historical, religious and socio-cultural background

5. Relate the text to the literary and canonical contexts

6. Comment on the meaning of significant words and phrases

7. Exegete the English text of a selection of passages from the selected books


C. And be in a position to:
1. Exegete the English text of the selected books for personal understanding and for use in ministry contexts



Dates: 18 Feb 2019 - 15 June 2019 

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