Introduction to Biblical Studies

This unit introduces students to the Bible, its content, context and literary genres and to the methodologies of biblical reading, study and interpretation. It provides the basis for further study of the Biblical texts. The focus is on an introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and New Testament Literature, key methodologies and approaches to biblical interpretation, historical, cultural, political, and religious contexts of the biblical materials.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



Excludes: B7120 Introduction to the Old Testament and
B7130 Introduction to the New Testament

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. identify the basic structure and contents of the books of the Bible
  2. explain the historical, geographical, social, and religious background of the Bible and its world
  3. apply a range of methods of biblical interpretation
  4. access and use relevant secondary literature
  5. employ Scripture in theology, worship, and preaching.
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