B8530
Introduction to the New Testament

This postgraduate unit  gives an introduction to biblical Hebrew and Greek that will equip students to use various grammatical and lexical tools without requiring an in-depth knowledge of the original languages. Students will learn how the original languages work and how to apply this knowledge in analysing the Biblical text in English.  The unit includes basic exegesis from Old Testament and New Testament books.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Biblical Studies

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. articulate a thorough knowledge of the contents of the New Testament
  2. assess the historical, social and cultural context of the New Testament
  3. demonstrate well-developed exegetical skills in critical interpretation of New Testament texts
  4. integrate significant secondary literature into formal critical essays on the books of the New Testament
  5. relate the fruits of New Testament studies to a range of life and ministry situations
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