Postgraduate Course: New Testament Exegesis A (BIST11017)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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.
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
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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Exegetical Essay of 4,000 words, 90%.
Class Participation 10%.
|No Exam Information
| 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.
|This will consist of appropriate commentaries, linguistic tools and broader reading on the particular text.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students will improve their close-reading of texts, presentation skills, and ability to construct a robust defence of a particular reading.
|Keywords||New Testament, Exegesis, Texts
|Course organiser||Dr Helen Bond
Tel: (0131 6)50 8923
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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