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Biblical Studies: Themes and Interpretation of the Bible

Unit overview and content

This unit builds on the skills and knowledge developed in the area of Biblical Studies in THEO800 and provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in this specialised field. Students will further develop the skills with which to examine and interpret the biblical texts critically. The unit utilises the tools of contemporary Biblical Studies in order to examine major themes and texts found in both the Old and New Testaments (the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures).


Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Tutorial Discussion Board (20%)
  • Theological Exegesis (Old Testament) (40%)
  • Theological Exegesis (New Testament) (40%)
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