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Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) Majoring in Biblical Studies


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

Biblical Studies papers are divided into papers in the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible) and the New Testament.

Students can also study the biblical languages, namely classical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, to an advanced level. Some study of these languages is required for those who are accepted for the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) degree.

Papers in this Major have the code of BIBS.

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

Biblical Studies can also be taken as

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) endorsed in Biblical Studies


A programme may be endorsed in Biblical Studies if it includes a total of eight BIBS papers, including three at 300-level.