Theology as a science shows an integrated and a multi-faceted character. This character is built by the perspectives of its different subject disciplines in their interconnectedness and relation to Theology as whole and with scholarship/sciences beyond Theology. Despite the relative autonomy of every sub-discipline, there is a mutual obligation on them all to build the Sache of Theology – a process that is always incomplete and underway. This pertains to OT scholarship too. The future of Old Testament Studies is embedded in the future of all other theological disciplines. As a single discipline Old Testament Studies cannot exist and function independently. By saying this, it is inevitable to assume that Old Testament Studies at any Faculty of Theology and Religion has interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships.
This Department aims to present, within the context of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, the international community of Old Testament scholars and the citizens of Africa:
- Excellent education in the Old Testament Studies,
- Distinctive and internationally recognised research, and
- Meaningful service to various faith communities.