This module will introduce you to biblical interpretation by examining closely selected biblical texts.
A variety of texts will be studied in relation to literary and historical context, genre, setting and theology.
The passages will also be set in the wider biblical context, and approaches to how they might be preached explored.
The systematic exegesis of selected passages involves using commentaries, biblical reference tools, theological resources and course notes as provided.
Text-based class discussion is a significant element in the learning process. You will be expected to prepare for each class by consulting commentaries, set reading of articles and books, use of class notes, and therefore be able to participate in the interpretative task. In seminars and tutorials significant critical issues and exegetical options raised by study of the text will be discussed in an open forum of informed interpretation.