Pre-requisites

BB67X.306 Biblical Studies in New Testament (Greek). BB686.306 New Testament Greek 2.

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This subject adds breadth and depth to the knowledge and skills previously developed in BB67X and BB686. The main content for the subject will be a selected book or books from the Greek New Testament. The book(s) previously considered in BB67X are excluded from BB76X.

Critical questions of authorship, sources and textual variations are considered. Specialised skills including textual analysis and grammatical outlining are introduced and implemented on selected passages.

Regular exegetical assignments of key passages will include translating the Greek text into contemporary English. This exegetical work will provide the basis for class discussion of theological, cultural and grammatical subtleties.

By the conclusion of the unit, the student is expected to translate and exegete a portion of the selected Greek New Testament text and present their findings in two ways. Firstly, in the format of an exegetical paper that will show an interpretation of the given passage and express critical judgment on different interpretations found in the published literature. Secondly, the paper is to be presented to a contemporary audience who are without specialised biblical knowledge. This presentation may be in the form of a sermon, Bible study or lecture.

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.