Biblical Studies - Foundations

10 Units

This course draws upon contemporary methods of Biblical studies in an attempt to draw upon biblical scholarship to make meaning out of the Bible. The course examines major themes found in both the Old and New Testament (the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures) as well as sacred texts from other religious traditions.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Seminar - Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 1 - 2014 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Seminar - Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 2 - 2014 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)

Previously offered in 2013

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be expected to: 1. Examine and show familiarity with the major divisions and themes of the Bible. 2. Demonstrate skills in Biblical interpretation. 3. Demonstrate skill in Biblical exegesis. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘Law and the Prophets’. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of the New Testament, especially the Synoptic Gospels and Pauline literature.


Themes will include:

  1. The Bible as the Word of God in human words.
  2. The nature and significance of the Old Testament especially The Torah and the Prophets.
  3. The nature and significance of the New Testament especially the Synoptic Gospels, as well as, selected Pauline letters.
  4. The religious truth of the Bible as opposed to the scientific and historical truth.
  5. Interpreting the Bible.
  6. Recent scholarship in methods of Biblical exegesis.
Replacing Course(s) THEO6030
Transition Students who have previously completed THEO6030 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6030.
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Two or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 5,000 words (or equivalent). 100%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for RELT60302

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