Postgraduate Course: New Testament Exegesis A (BIST11017)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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 course focuses on detailed exegesis of selected texts from the Greek New Testament. Emphasis will be given to linguistic, theological, historical and literary issues.
The texts selected for this course will vary from year to year. An example might be Mark's passion narrative (Mark 14.1-16.8). Students will be expected to translate the Greek text and to consult commentaries to find items of theological, historical and literary interest.
Student Learning Experience Information:
This is typically a small course made up of postgraduate students. Each member of the class is expected to prepare thoroughly beforehand, and to come to class ready to discuss the text in some detail. Demonstration of intended learning outcomes will be through class discussion, and through researching and writing an exegetical essay.
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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||10% - Seminar Presentation
90% - Essay (3000 words)
||Prior to submission, students will have the opportunity to present their essay plans to the course organiser, and will receive constructive feedback as an aide to essay writing.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Carry out a detailed exegetical study of a set passage from the Greek New Testament.
- Show that they have improved their linguistic skills.
- Demonstrate an ability to research and write a lengthy exegetical essay.
- Gain a deeper understanding of a New Testament text (or texts).
|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.
|Course organiser||Prof Paul Foster
Tel: (0131 6)50 8917