THBS211 - Psalms and Old Testament Wisdom Literature
Prerequisites THBS100 Introduction to the Bible
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit introduces students to a detailed study of the Psalms and Wisdom Literature tradition from ancient Israel. It will focus on selected books from the Ketuvim (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs) and introduce students to the role of Hebrew poetry in biblical interpretation. Special attention will be given to the way literary (genre) and canonical forms contribute to the theological and religious messages of these biblical texts. This unit is offered through Trinity College, Brisbane.