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

Outline the historical, political and social background of the Bible 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115974  Outline the historical, political and social background of the Bible 
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 a basic insight into the broad background of the whole of the Bible and more specific knowledge of the background of selected Biblical books.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the historical, political and social context of the Bible 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Mathematical Literacy and Communication at Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
  • To include a broad overview of the background of the whole of the Bible
  • To include more detailed knowledge of the context of selected Biblical books 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Outline the historical, political and social background of the Biblical era. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    From 2000 BCE to 150 CE, in the geographical area of the Near East and Mediterranean. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Links between historical and political and social aspects of this period are made with reference to Biblical times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selected historical events are placed on a time line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Major countries, regions and cities are placed on a map, or a series of maps. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the historical, political and social background of selected Biblical books. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Biblical books that aptly represent historical, political and social conditions are selected through consultation with colleagues and learners. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 5 books in the Old Testament and 5 in the New Testament.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The historical, political and social aspects of the books are described and discussed with close reference to the times and the area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The description show the influence of the background on the historical, political and social events described in the books. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The description is in keeping with insights from non-technical works by Biblical scholars. 


    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.

    Outline knowledge of the historical, social and political background of the Bible, and of selected Biblical books. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: through the use of a time line and maps. 

    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.
  • 'BCE' means 'Before the Christian Era'. 'CE' means the 'Christian Era'.
  • 'Non-technical works' means the writings produced by Biblical scholars that is readily understood by a general audience who have no previous learning in the field, and which is generally accepted as conforming to international standards. 

  • 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: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.