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 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





B5001 Survey of the Bible; B5010 Survey of the Old Testament;
B5050 Survey of the New Testament; B7101 Introduction to Biblical Studies;
B7110 Introduction to the Old Testament; B7150 Introduction to the New Testament;
B8110 Old Testament Introduction; B8150 New Testament Introduction

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the major narratives, themes and structures of the books of the Bible
  2. Assess the significance of 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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