Survey of the Pentateuch

The unit Survey of the Pentateuch introduces students to the study of the Pentateuch, its contents, socio-historical background, and theological themes. It further develops the knowledge and skills gained in previous units and forms part of a Major in the Discipline of Biblical Studies.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points in B units (Biblical Studies)


B7212 Pentateuch

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Summarise the main contents and socio-historical background of the Pentateuch;
  2. Describe the literary forms used in the Pentateuch and the theological themes they convey;
  3. Employ an accepted method in interpreting selected Pentateuchal texts;
  4. Engage with relevant secondary literature in the study of the Pentateuch;
  5. Apply insights of the Pentateuch to Christian life or ministry in a specific context.
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