Survey of the Bible

The unit Survey of the Bible introduces students to the formal study of the Bible, its contents, its historical and cultural contexts, and its 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



9 credit points of Biblical Studies unit


B5110 Survey of the Old Testament;
B5150 Survey of the New Testament; and
B7101 Introduction to Biblical Studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Summarise the main contents of the major books of the Bible
  2. State in general terms the main historical, social, and cultural factors that provided the context of the composition of the Bible
  3. Engage with introductory secondary literature in the study of the Bible
  4. Utilise basic skills in exegesis of Biblical texts
  5. Apply insights from their study to Christian life and ministry within a specific life or ministry context.
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