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Bachelor of Arts (BA) 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 (or BIBX if they are being taught by distance).

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

Biblical Studies can also be taken as

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Biblical Studies


BIBS 112  Interpreting the Old Testament

BIBS 121  Interpreting the New Testament




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



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


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

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

Total 360

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