Introduction to Biblical Studies

The unit Introduction to Biblical Studies introduces students to the critical study of the Bible, its literary forms, historical and cultural contexts, and theological themes. It provides a solid foundation for further biblical and theological study and forms part of a Major in the Discipline of Biblical Studies.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points of Biblical Studies unit


B7110 Introduction to the Old Testament; B7150 Introduction to the New Testament;
B8101 Introduction to Biblical Studies; B8110 Introduction to the Old Testament;
B8150 Introduction to the New Testament.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Present clear statements of the major contents of the books of the Bible
  2. Identify the main historical, social, and cultural factors that provided the context of the composition of the Bible
  3. Engage critically with significant introductory secondary literature in the study of the Bible
  4. Utilise basic skills in performing historical-critical exegesis of Biblical texts
  5. Apply insights from their study to Christian life and ministry within their particular context.
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