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Translation and detailed exegesis of selected Greek texts against their historical background.
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 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
Full Year (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- BIBS 223 or BIBX 223
- BIBX 323
- 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.
- More information link
View more information on the Theology Programme’s website
- 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 323
- 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 the 300-level you will be able to
- Translate selected Greek texts into English
- Undertake close analysis of texts and to 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
- Learn how to develop and implement a research strategy
- Present a seminar that provides an extended analysis of a passage and demonstrates to the class the relevant content of a particular passage and the methodology required to study it in a well-organised manner