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BIBS223 Greek New Testament Exegesis 2

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Issues in translation of New Testament Greek, including grammar and syntax, with reference to selected passages; translation and detailed exegesis of other Greek texts.

The paper is designed to enable students to translate selected texts from the Greek New Testament and to undertake interpretation of these Greek texts.

Paper title Greek New Testament Exegesis 2
Paper code BIBS223
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year (Distance learning)
Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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(GREK 111 and GREK 112) or (BIBS 131 and BIBS 132)
Pre or Corequisite
BIBS 121
BIBX 223
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Katie Marcar

Paper Structure

The paper involves translation of one section of the Greek New Testament and translation and exegesis of two further sections.


  • 2 assignments x 20% each (40%)
  • Grammar comments 5%
  • Final exam 55%
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: One 2-hour lecture per week for the full year.

Distance: One 2-hour lecture per week for the full year.
Distance students participate in the campus class via a desktop videoconferencing programme, which is available free of charge. Students who are unable to join classes can download the videos and watch them at a later time.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for BIBS 223
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
When you successfully complete the paper at 200-level you will be able to
  • Translate selected Greek texts into English
  • Undertake close analysis of texts and write a detailed exegesis on the Greek text of selected passages
  • Comment on grammatical and syntactical features of selected texts
  • Demonstrate in practice an understanding of the methods of textual criticism
  • Learn how to formulate historical, theological and exegetical questions
  • Present an extended analysis in essay form.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41