Leviticus Exegesis (English)
SEMESTER 1 2023
Thursday Daytime Unit
OT032-612/712/812 + OT206-912
Why did God give us such a boring book? While many may have secretly asked that question when reading through Leviticus, in the end the problem lies more with us. Here is a part of Scripture that has a long history of being neglected, misunderstood, and misapplied. That is a great pity for Leviticus is a consummate work of literary artistry, it is theologically rich, and presents a vital word that God’s people need to hear today. In fact, it is impossible to fully grasp the significance of Jesus without understanding Leviticus.
Accordingly, this unit will delve into Leviticus by working through key passages in detail and by exploring the vital biblical and theological themes that emerge – e.g. sacrifice, atonement, priesthood, sin, forgiveness, purity, and holiness. It will also consider how Leviticus fits into its wider literary and ancient world contexts. Doing so will give students the tools and insights they need to better understand not only the Old Testament, but the New Testament too.
Lecturer: Dr Geoff Harper
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Corequisite: OT001 or OT003
Times: Thursdays 2.20pm–3.10pm + 3.15pm–4.05pm
Dates: 9, 16, 23 February; 9, 16, 23 March; 27 April; 4, 11, 25 May; 1, 8 June 2023 (Exam period = 19-26 June)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
AOT032 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
OT032-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh, BDiv
OT032-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - BMin, BTh, BDiv
OT032-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS
OT206-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Specialised Studies - MMin, MDiv, MTS
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)
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On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-Campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.