This postgraduate unit  provides an in-depth study of the book of Jeremiah with attention to its composition, structure, constituent literary genre and theological message as part of Israelite prophetic literature. The unit includes exegesis of selected passages of Jeremiah.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points in Biblical Studies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the content of the book of Jeremiah
  2. display a thorough knowledge of the historical, geographical, political and social background of Jeremiah
  3. exhibit an advanced critical ability to exegete passages from Jeremiah
  4. show a critical appreciation of the abiding contribution of Jeremiah to the theology of the Old and New Testaments and to the life of Christians in the present era
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