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Study Biblical Studies at Otago

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Overview

Biblical Studies is devoted to the study of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, looking at the origins of the biblical writings and the history of their interpretation.

For further information, please see the subject entries for Theology  and Religious Studies.

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Contact details

Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology

Email: theology@otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Biblical Studies (BIBS) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Biblical Studies

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

BIBS 112  Interpreting the Old Testament

BIBS 121  Interpreting the New Testament

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level BIBS papers, one of which may be replaced with a 200-level CHTH paper

54

300-level

Four 300-level BIBS papers, one of which may be replaced with a 300-level CHTH paper

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Biblical Studies

Papers
  • BIBS 490  Dissertation; and

  • Three further 400-level BIBS papers

    One 400-level CHTH, MINS, PAST or RELS paper may be substituted for one 400-level BIBS paper.

    Prerequisites: 36 points of either Greek or Hebrew language (or other combinations of papers comprising one year of Greek or Hebrew language study)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Biblical Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Biblical Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) majoring in Biblical Studies

For students enrolled for a BTheol programme in or before 2014

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIBS 112  Interpreting the Old Testament

BIBS 121  Interpreting the New Testament

CHTH 102  The History of Christianity

CHTH 111  Doing Theology

CHTH 131  God and Ethics in the Modern World

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

One of
BIBS 211  Old Testament Prophets,
BIBS 213  Hebrew Old Testament Exegesis,
BIBS 215  Special Topic: The Bible in Religious Education,
RELS 211  The Dead Sea Scrolls.

One of
BIBS 221  The Gospels,
BIBS 223  Greek New Testament Exegesis 2,
BIBS 224  Special Topic,
BIBS 226  Jesus in the New Testament.

One further paper from 200-level BIBS, or RELS 211 The Dead Sea Scrolls.

Two 200-level CHTH, PAST or RELS papers.

 
18

 

 

 

18

 

 

18

36

300-level

Four 300-level BIBS papers

RELS 311 The Dead Sea Scrolls (Advanced) may be substituted for one paper

72
Plus

108 further points; must include 18 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Theology

Must include a RELS paper if no RELS paper included elsewhere in programme.

108
Total   360

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Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons)) in Biblical Studies

Papers

One 400-level CHTH, MINS, PAST or RELS paper may be substituted for one 400-level BIBS paper.

Prerequisites: 36 points of either Greek or Hebrew language (or other combinations of papers comprising one year of Greek or Hebrew language study)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (PGDipTheol) in Biblical Studies

Papers

Prerequisites: 36 points of either Greek or Hebrew language (or other combinations of papers comprising one year of Greek or Hebrew language study)

Note: Some variations may be possible. For further details consult the University of Otago Calendar or the Head of the Department of Theology and Religion.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Biblical Studies as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

Two 100-level BIBS or HEBR papers

36
200-level

Two 200-level BIBS papers

36
300-levelOne 300-level BIBS paper18
 

May include either RELS 211  The Dead Sea Scrolls or RELS 311  The Dead Sea Scrolls (Advanced)

 
Total 90

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