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Postgraduate Course: New Testament Exegesis A (BIST11017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course focuses on detailed exegesis of selected texts from the Greek New Testament. Emphasis will be given to linguistic, theological, historical and literary issues.
Course description Academic 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.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 0
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents must have three years of New Testament study and a good reading ability in koine Greek.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 173 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 90 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 10% - Seminar Presentation

90% - Essay (3000 words)
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Carry out a detailed exegetical study of a set passage from the Greek New Testament.
  2. Show that they have improved their linguistic skills.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to research and write a lengthy exegetical essay.
  4. Gain a deeper understanding of a New Testament text (or texts).
Reading List
This will consist of appropriate commentaries, linguistic tools and broader reading on the particular text.
Additional Information
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.
KeywordsNew Testament,Exegesis,Texts
Course organiserProf Paul Foster
Tel: (0131 6)50 8917
Course secretaryMr Andre Johnson Hall E Vasconcelos
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