B8520
Introduction to the Old Testament

This postgraduate unit introduces the elements of New Testament Greek and provides a platform to develop basic skills in New Testament exegesis and translation. It introduces the basics of Greek grammar and syntax, and translation of selected New Testament texts.

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. demonstrate a general understanding of the overall structure and contents of the Old Testament
  2. identify the literary shape, themes, social and historical background of the individual books of the Old Testament
  3. employ critical methodologies in the interpretation of Old Testament texts
  4. access secondary literature
  5. convey the relevance of the Old Testament to Christian life and the contemporary world
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