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WORKLOAD: One semester, 4 credit points.
PRE-REQUISITES / CO-REQUISITES / EXCLUSIONS: 16 credit points of core foundation units which include OT501 and OT502
WHEN: Semester 1, 2018
WHO: Lindsay Wilson
What could be more practical than questions of suffering, the use of money and power, how to work and love, and the quest for order and purpose amid the chaos of life? This unit gives students the chance to see wisdom literature (Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs) not as impenetrable ancient near eastern philosophy, but timeless, beautiful, pastoral books which speak as powerfully today as when they were written. Students will come to appreciate how these books complement the rest of the Bible. Students can only take the unit in English. This unit is designed to give students confidence to preach, teach and apply the wisdom books as part of the whole of the Old Testament.