Continuous assessment 25% = 1500-word paper;15% = tutorials; Final examination 60% = 120-minute examination (end of semester)
Module Aim: To enable students to develop skills for an analytical and faith-filled interpretation of the Old Testament prophetic literature.
• Israelite prophecy within its historical and literary context
• Early Israelite prophets Samuel and Elijah
• Prophecy within its ancient Near Eastern context
• Prophetic quest for justice in Amos
• Prophecy and the Davidic dynasty in Isaiah of Jerusalem
• Jeremiah and the fall of Jerusalem
• Exilic prophets Ezekiel and Second-Isaiah
• The prophetic tale of Jonah
• Prophecy and apocalyptic in Daniel
• Messianic prophecies in the New Testament and the the Advent and Lent lectionary
- — Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- — ● Interpret prophetic texts within their historical, socioeconomic, political and religious context;
- — ● Apply appropriate reading strategies to a variety of prophetic genres;
- — ● Compare the treatment of key theological themes and motifs across a number of different texts;
- — ● Explain the significance of selected Isaiah readings within the New Testament and the lectionary;
- — ● Suggest ways in which the prophetic literature continues to be significant for the life of faith.
- — BIBLE: Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah.
- — Collins, J. J., Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2004. [220.44 COL]
- — Redditt, P. L., Introduction to the Prophets. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. [224.061 RED]