OT302/502 Old Testament Prophets and Writings

This subject continues from Old Testament Foundations as a survey of the Old Testament. It seeks to give an historical and theological overview of the Old Testament, concentrating on a literary book study beginning with the classical eighth century prophets (Amos, Hosea, Isaiah 1-39, and Micah) up until the end of the post-exilic period in 400 BC.

Subject CodeOT302 - Undergraduate
OT502 - Graduate
Study ModesMST Wantirna Campus or Online
Next AvailableSemester 2, 2019

Dr. Andrew Brown


You will learn how any major part of the Old Testament relates to the whole in terms of its theology, its literary type, its historical location and its contribution to the story of God’s saving involvement with humanity and our world.

As with OT 301/501, the primary concern is to provide an overview of the key features of the content of the books of the Old Testament, whilst not neglecting historical and archaeological concerns where these are relevant.

For the purposes of teaching, the first section on the Prophets/Latter Prophets (The Twelve, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel) will be allocated approximately 60% of class/study time, and The Writings (Ezra, Nehemiah, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature) will be allocated approximately 40% of class/study time.


    Both the On-Campus and Distance modes of this subject will be taught by Dr. Andrew Brown.

      Time Commitment

      The On-Campus mode of this subject will require a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week, which is made up of both lecture/in-class time and self directed study.

      The Distance mode of this subject will require a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week in total.


        Assessments will be advised first week of class.

          Required Textbooks

          • Walton, John H. and Hill, Andrew E. A Survey of the Old Testament (3rd ed.; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009).

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