This module offers an overview of the book of Leviticus by placing the book in its historical context whilst developing the themes of holiness, sinfulness, redemption and regenerative living. The module also offers an overview of the book of Hebrews, building on the essential OT themes of Leviticus and centring on the supremacy of Jesus Christ with an exhortation to godly Christian living.
As a result of the student’s successful completion of this module, s/he will:
- Develop an understanding of the key theological concepts and precepts of the Old Covenant, particularly those related to the sacrificial system and the priesthood.
- Also, the student will gain a keen insight into the understanding of Jesus Christ’s role as the “Great High Priest” as described and defined in the book of Hebrews as well as the importance of interpreting the New Testament in light of the Old.
- Gain a greater appreciation for the redemptive work of God leading to a transformed life.
- Be encouraged to make personal application based on a greater understanding of the truth of both OT and NT redemptive principles.
- Carson, D; France, R; Motyer, J; Wenham, G The New Bible Commentary Downers Grove: IVP, 2000.
- Goldberg, L Leviticus: A Bible Study Commentary Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1980.
- Harrison, R K Leviticus: Tyndale OT Commentary Leicester: IVP, 1980.
- Jeffrey, S; Ovey, M; Sach, A Pierced for Our Transgressions Wheaton: Crossway, 2007.
- Knight, G; Edwards, J Compact Bible Handbook Nashville: Nelson, 2004.
- Malick, D An Argument of the Book of Leviticus Online, 25th November 2010.
- Morris, L The Atonement Leicester: IVP, 1983.
- Wenham, G J The Book of Leviticus Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979.
- Wiersbe, W Be Holy: Becoming Set Apart For God Cook, 1994
- Wright, C Old Testament Ethics for the People of God Leicester: IVP, 2004.
Students are required to write an assignment of no more than 1500 words on the following subject:
Hebrews 9:15 says that Jesus is “…the mediator of a new covenant”, which is “better” (8:6) than the old one. Provide a commentary on Hebrews 9:11-28, highlighting the ways in which Christ’s covenant is new and better than the old one, by comparing it to the features of the old covenant as described in Leviticus.
Units 1-2 Introduction; The Tabernacle
Units 3-4 Leviticus 1-16
Units 5-6 Leviticus 17-27
Units 7-8 Hebrews 1:1 – 4:13
Units 9-10 Hebrews 4:14 – 7:28
Units 11-12 Hebrews 8:1 – 9:28
Units 13-14 Hebrews 10:1-39
Units 15-16 Hebrews 11:1-40
Units 17-18 Hebrews 12:1 – 13:25