Today marks the start of 2 weeks of hell – exams – beelzebub’s reign.
I’ve just got out of 3 hours of Old Testament theology. This one had us all really worried – a list of seen questions divided into sections of the syllabus from which the examiner picked one in each section. And, for fun, a set of bonus questions at the end from which to pick. I ended up writing answers (if you can call them that) to the following:
- Evaluate the textual and theological significance of the Septuguint version of Jeremiah.
- ‘The theology of Ezekiel is essentially a Babylonian theology.’ With the aid of specific examples, assess the extent to which the historical and social setting of Ezekial conditions its theology.
- Evaluate the significance of the poetic for, of the Psalms for their theological message. Illustrate your answer with examples.and, for my bonus I chose
- To what extent is deliverance from death considered to be a genuine possibility for the individual in the Psalms? Illustrate your answer where possible.
lovely-jub. Old Testament exegesis tomorrow morning.
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poetic form? Yeah, I wouldn’t know how to answer any of those questions, apart from possbily the last one. Oh, I guess I could have a stab at #2 too. But I’ve never even remotely considered #1.
Do you find yourself learning much while you actually sit the exam?