Units (Subjects)

Exilic Prophecy (OT423/433/623/633)

Pre-requisite: OT302/502

2018 Semester 2 Friday Daytime Unit

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 such as 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.

In order to understand this message, the course 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. Thus, the aim of this unit is to enable students to understand the message of Ezekiel in its original context and how it functions as Christian Scripture.

NOTE: Ezekiel can be studied in Hebrew by suitably qualified students enrolled in OT433/633.

Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133

Time & Dates:
Fridays 9.00am-11.55pm
NOTE: OT433/633 must also attend  Wednesdays 2:30pm-3:20pm at Croydon Campus
20 July to 23 November 2018
Lecture breaks and exams are as per the College Calendar

Dr Kit Barker and Dr Geoff Harper


Credit Points & Costs:
AOT426 = 36hrs Audit (no assessments) – $720
COT426 = 36hrs Introductory Certificate in Christian Studies – $1008
OT426 = 4cp - Assoc Deg, BTh – $2200
OT626 = 4cp - MDiv – $2200
OT436 = 4cp - BTh – $2200
OT636 = 4cp - MDiv – $2200

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