Prophetic Literature

The unit Prophetic Literature critically examines the literary forms and theological contents of the Old Testament prophetic books within their historical, social and religious contexts. It further develops the exegetical and analytical skills acquired in previous units, and forms part of a Major in the Discipline of Biblical Studies.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points of Biblical Studies units


B9231 Interpreting the Prophets of Israel

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Present clear statements of the major contents and socio-historical contexts of the prophetic books;
  2. Identify the connections of the various prophetic literary forms with their theological themes;
  3. Exegete selected passages from prophetic books, using an accepted methodology;
  4. Utilise major secondary literature in a critical manner;
  5. Apply insights of prophetic literature to Christian life and ministry.
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