BB503.306 New Testament Introduction

BB524.306 Introduction to the Bible



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 BB503 New Testament introduction. The subject will broaden the abilities of the student to exegete passages from a selected book or books from the 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 language, 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.

Considerable time will be devoted to detailed exegesis of passages from the chosen book/s. Regular exegetical assignments of key passages 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 New Testament 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 and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction; and weekly exegetical assignments.

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.