Introduction to Biblical Studies

This postgraduate unit provides an introduction to the Bible, its content, context and literary genres. It provides the basis for an in-depth study of the Biblical texts and includes an introduction to the Old and New Testament literature, key methodologies and approaches to biblical interpretation and the historical, cultural, political, and religious contexts of biblical materials.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



Excludes B8520 Introduction to the Old Testament and
B8530 Introduction to the New Testament

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the structure and contents of the books of the Bible
  2. describe the historical, geographical, social, and religious background of the Bible and its world
  3. apply appropriate methodologies to the exegesis of biblical texts
  4. access and use relevant secondary literature
  5. employ Scripture in theology, worship, and preaching.
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