Introduction to Biblical Studies

This unit introduces the Bible, its content, context and literary genres and 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 Literature, key methodologies and approaches to biblical interpretation, historical, cultural, political, and religious contexts of the biblical materials, and an introduction to the New Testament Literature.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



Excludes B5020 Introduction to the Old Testament and
B5030 Introduction to the New Testament

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. describe the basic  structure and contents of the books of the Bible
  2. explain the basic historical, geographical, social, and religious background of the Bible and its world
  3. demonstrate the use of a range of methods of biblical interpretation
  4. show an ability to use secondary literature
  5. employ Scripture in theology, worship, and preaching.
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