Pre-requisites

BB685.306 New Testament Greek 1

Co-requisites

BB686.306 New Testament Greek 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This subject will build on the skills and knowledge begun in subjects BB524.306 Introduction to the Bible and BB685 New Testament Greek 1. The subject shall also incorporate the knowledge learnt in BB686 New Testament Greek 2 which shall either already have been completed or be completed concurrently with BB67X.306.

The subject will broaden the abilities of the student to exegete a selected book or books from the New Testament. The major content for this unit will be a selected book or books from the Greek New Testament.

The unit commences with an overview of the broader contextual issues including the influences of cultural, historical, political and religious factors on the book/s. Critical questions of authorship and sources will be addressed.

Emphasis will be given to teaching sound hermeneutical and exegetical methods. The critical issues pertaining to translating the Greek text into English, literary style, emphases, concepts and theological themes characteristic of the chosen writing will be identified and assessed.

Significant historical interpretations, will be discussed to understand the complexity and variety of interpretations of the chosen literature. Issues relating to the preaching of the chosen genre may also be considered.

Regular exegetical assignments of key passages Including translation from the Greek text) will provide the basis for class discussion of the passages. These passages will also provide practical examples of various grammatical, theological, or pastoral issues to be addressed.

By the conclusion of the unit, the student is expected to exegete a portion of the selected Greek NT text and present their findings in the format of an exegetical paper. The paper will argue the student’s interpretation of the given passage and recommend a contemporary application.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include lectures, tutorials, weekend schools and presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, OHP, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction. Students also learn by class discussion, personal study, preparation of assignments and assessment comments on their work.


Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.