Postgraduate Course: New Testament Exegesis A (BIST11017)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Biblical Studies
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course focuses on detailed exegesis of selected texts from the Greek New Testament. Emphasis will be given to linguistic, theological, historical and literary issues.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| 0
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students must have three years of New Testament study and a good reading ability in koine Greek.
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course students will have:
1) carried out detailed exegetical study of a set passage from the Greek New Testament
2) improved their linguistic skills
3) had practice in writing a lengthy exegetical essay
4) gained a deeper understanding of part of the New Testament text.
|Exegetical Essay of 4,000 words, 90%.|
Class Participation 10%.
||This is a detailed exegetical course based on a selected text from the Greek New Testament. Particular attention will be devoted to linguistic, historical, theological and literary matters.
||Example of a possible outline for a course on Mark's Passion Narrative (Mk 14.1-16.8).
Week 1: Recent developments in Markan Studies
Week 2: Introduction to the Passion (14.1-11)
Week 3: The Last Supper (14.12-31)
Week 4: The Arrest (14.31-52)
Week 5: The Jewish Trial/Peter (14.53-72)
Week 6: Pilate (15.1-20)
Week 7: Crucifixion (15.21-39)
Week 8: Burial (15.40-47)
Week 9: The Women at the Tomb (16.1-8)
Week 10: Mark's Endings?
Week 11: Summary of Major Themes
||Students will improve their close-reading of texts, presentation skills, and ability to construct a robust defence of a particular reading.
||This will consist of appropriate commentaries, linguistic tools and broader reading on the particular text.
|Keywords||New Testament, Exegesis, Texts
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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