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Old Testament Foundations

AQF: 5/7

* Please note: Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, this unit may be offered in a blend of on-campus and off-campus mode.

Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre


As Christians, we want to affirm that the Old Testament is indeed the word of God and that it holds value for the contemporary church. Yet at times we struggle to know what to do with it. While some parts are familiar, there is much here that seems odd or strange. In fact, it can sometimes feel like we are travellers lost in a foreign country – and without a guidebook.

The purpose of this foundational unit is to guide you through the lesser-known terrain of the Old Testament. We’ll explore the books of Genesis through to Kings, taking a look at the cultural world in which these texts arose as well as seeking to gain an understanding of their major themes, literary styles, and contribution to Christian theology and practice. Our hope is that the importance of these foundational texts, and their relevance to the contemporary church, will become abundantly clear.

AQF level: 5/7
Times: Mondays 6.45pm–9.30pm
Dates: 22 February; 1, 8, 15 March; 19, 26 April; 13, 10, 17, 24, 31 May; 7, 21 (exam) June 2021
Location: Narrabeen Baptist Church Education Centre, 13 Grenfell Street, Narrabeen, NSW 2101
Credit Points:
AOT001 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
OT001-512 = 12cp (1 unit) - UCMin, UCTh, DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh
OT001-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MACS, MDiv, MTS

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