World of the Old Testament

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB534
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin


The following subjects are pre-requisites or co-requisites of BIB534:

Awards offering World of the Old Testament

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Evaluate and reconstruct the historical and geographical background and social context of the OT.
  2. Critically analyse and discuss various OT passages and themes through historical-critical exegesis and engagement with a wide variety of primary and secondary sources;
  3. Examine and exegete the OT in light of everyday life in Bible times;
  4. Illustrate in-depth how the historical, geographical and cultural context of the Israelite community can inform a contemporary application.

Subject Content

  • Social and Cultural World
  • Overview of Daily Life
  • Israelite Household
  • Material Culture
  • Geographical Context
  • Hospitality
  • Religion and Sacred Life
  • Legal Systems
  • City Life
  • Education
  • Warfare
  • Death and Burial

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%)
  • Major Exegesis (50%)
  • Contemporary presentation (30%)

Representative References

Primary readings provided.