This subject is a detailed investigation of the five books of the Pentateuch (Torah: Genesis to Deuteronomy). It examines the history of and contemporary perspectives on the Pentateuch along two main lines: detailed exploration of various Pentateuchal texts and the study of critical developments in Pentateuchal scholarship. Exegetical and interpretive competence is further developed and refined through the critical review and creative application of historical, socio-cultural, literary and ideological methods of analysis to a range of texts in the Pentateuch.
School of Theology
This subject is not available to students who have completed subject THL304 The Penteteuch as this is a paired subject and shares similar content.
Students are recommended to have prior knowledge equivalent to or studied THL408 and THP403.
THL304 Paired Subject
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