his Diploma unit introduces students to some of the tools and perspectives employed in the study and interpretation of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Emphasis is given to the narrative sweep of Scripture, detailing certain key figures and events within the biblical canon, setting biblical books in context and engaging sympathetically with different forms of biblical literature. Students will employ these perspectives to examine the relevance of the Bible today.

Unit Code: BS0131W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Outline a brief survey of both the Old and New Testaments including some key events and characters


Recognise different types of biblical literature


Display a basic ability in engaging and interpreting Biblical texts


Appropriately use tools for Biblical interpretation such as dictionaries, commentaries and surveys


Describe the role and relevance of the Bible in contemporary life


Lectures, seminars, tutorials.

The annualised delivery strategy will also utilise field trips and excursions to provide students with the opportunity to explore biblical texts in various contexts and settings.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

One 750 word Old Testament exegetical exercise

0 25.0

One 750 word New Testament exegetical exercise

0 25.0

One 1,500 word thematic essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-20 14:58:16 +1100