Units (Subjects)

Exilic Prophecy (English)

AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

Thursday Daytime Unit

OT014-612/712/812 + OT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Our study of exilic prophecy will focus on the often-neglected book of Ezekiel. While this book offers a number of challenges for modern readers with its bizarre sign acts, oracles of judgment, and fantastic visions – these features communicate a unique and important message that should contribute to our picture of God and his relationship with his world. In particular, the book of Ezekiel portrays the holiness of God and the betrayal of his people in confronting and shocking language.

This unit will highlight relevant features of ancient Near East culture, particularly those associated with Babylon during the exilic period. A consistent focus of each lecture will be the rhetorical function of the book, where we will discuss how the text is designed to impact readers, both ancient and contemporary.

Lecturer: Dr Kit Barker
OT014-612/712/812: OT002 or OT003
OT206-912: 48cps level 8 and 24cps in OT
AQF level: 6/7/8
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Thursdays 9.40am–10.30am + 10.55am–11.45am
Dates: 20, 27 July; 3, 10, 24, 31 August; 14, 21 September; 12, 19 October; 2, 9 November 2023 (Exam period = 20-27 November)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132 + online via Zoom
Credit Points:
AOT014 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
OT014-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh
OT014-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh
OT014-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS
OT206-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Specialised Studies - MDiv, MTS
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $420 on-campus*/$378 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,679 (Overseas student = $3,087)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,802 (Overseas student = $3,228)
For further details see Costs
Note: This unit is also available as OT015 Exilic Prophecy (Hebrew)

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