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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply biblical texts to a variety of contexts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115923  Apply biblical texts to a variety of contexts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who wish to gain insight into basic methods used to
interpret and apply biblical texts to contemporary situations.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Show how selected biblical texts interacted with their historical and political contexts
  • Describe and compare basic methods of interpreting biblical texts
  • Show how selected biblical texts might speak into contemporary situations 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner shall be competent in Communication at NQF Level 1.

    Learners should have completed, or be completing the Unit Standards:
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the background and contents of the Bible;
  • Outline the historical, political and social background to the Bible; and
  • Explain how the Bible was written and how that affects its 'authority'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
  • Use a range of basic methods to interpret and apply biblical texts, including historical, textual and contextual
  • Compare the various interpretive methods used
  • Application of selected biblical texts to contemporary situations 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Show how selected biblical texts emerged from and addressed historical and political situations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least five texts from each of the Old and New Testaments to be chosen (these must be different from the texts chosen for specific outcome 2 of the Unit Standard 'Explain how the Bible was written and how that affects its 'authority'). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The date of writing of the books from which the texts are taken are placed on a time line as far as possible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Links are made between the historical and political contexts and the content of particular texts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe, compare basic methods of interpreting, applying biblical texts to contemporary situations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Describe and compare basic methods of interpreting and applying biblical texts to contemporary situations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Methods described and compared must at least include basic historical, textual and contextual techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the methods used to interpret biblical texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of interpretation are listed and differences are shown through simple comparison. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application of these methods is explained by means of examples taken from selected texts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply selected texts to contemporary situations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least three texts from each of the Old and New Testaments to be chosen. Contemporary situations to include a variety of cultures and socially-relevant contexts, at least to include HIV/AIDS-related situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selected biblical texts are placed in their historical and political contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The times and prevailing conditions of the biblical texts are compared to conditions prevailing in the world today. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selected biblical texts are described and explained with reference to the times in which events took place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The selected biblical texts are examined to determine whether they are still relevant today. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Links and interactions between texts and contexts
  • Knowledge of basic techniques of interpreting and applying biblical texts
  • Methods in applying biblical texts to contemporary situations 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made: showing how biblical texts can inform, stabilise and/or correct current situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: demonstrating study skills and organising study plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: the collection and comparison of information relating to methods of interpreting Old and New Testament texts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements.

    'Non-technical works' refers to presentations of biblical scholars that are readily understood by a general audience with no previous learning in the subject, and are at the same time generally recognised as conforming to internationally accepted standards of scholarship. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48891   National Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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