SC 136 - Moses, Jesus and their Companions: A Narrative Introduction to the Bible and its Worlds

Module Level

8 (Undergraduate)

Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Tutorials: 3 hours

Assessment

Continuous Assessment: 40 % End of semester examination: 60 %

Module Aims

To introduce students to the academic study of the Bible, to the critical issues which emerge in the study, interpretation and actualisation of Christian Scriptures

Learning Outcomes

  • Briefly discuss the nature and outline the structure of both Old and New Testaments.
  • Describe historical and cultural aspects of the biblical world which impact upon interpretation of texts covered in class.
  • Recognise the genre and key literary features of a range of biblical texts
  • Perform simple narrative character analysis
  • Interpret selected key texts theologically and with a view to their significance today