Understanding and Preaching Leviticus (OT789-6i/OT789-4i)

2017 October Postgraduate Unit

While Leviticus is the first book of the Bible Jewish children are introduced to, it is generally the last book that Christians read. That is unfortunate, for Leviticus sits at the structural and theological heart of the Pentateuch and contains the most systematic treatments in Scripture of crucial themes such as atonement, sacrifice, Sabbath rest, and living in the presence of God. Not surprisingly, therefore, understanding Leviticus proves essential for reading not only the Old Testament, but the New Testament too. Indeed, Jesus and the New Testament writers assumed hearers and readers were familiar with this book.

Accordingly, this unit will explore this oft-neglected book through detailed exegesis of selected passages and by considering its theological contribution. It will also suggest how Leviticus may be taught engagingly in the local church, with an eye to aiding pastors and Christian workers as they understand and teach the whole counsel of God.

If you are interested in this unit, please feel free to contact our registrars for a unit outline on 02 9747 4780 or email.

SMBC, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132

Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 October 2017

8.30am - 2.30pm

Dr Geoff Harper

Enrol by:
Friday 1 September 2017

More info:

  • Pre-reading will be advised
  • Initial assignment due on the first day
  • Essay and assignments will be completed at home in the weeks following the intensive
  • Post-intensive assignments via email
  • Exams (if applicable) take place several weeks after the intensive. For those living outside of Sydney, it is possible to do your exams near home with an approved supervisor
  • Face-to-face lectures during the week in Sydney. Morning tea and lunch provided each day
  • Limited onsite accommodation at SMBC may be available with preference given to those travelling from regional locations
  • E-library/library resources available.


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