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Biblical Texts

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Biblical Texts

  • Queens Module Code: THE1012


Year 1




This module looks across the Old and New Testament;

The Old Testament portion of this module includes lectures on the text and canon of the Old Testament, on biblical archaeology and on literary criticism; it also helps level-1 student understand how the Old Testament has come down to us and the significance of the different ‘versions’, ancient or modern. Exegetical skills are developed through study of the Book of Judges.

The New Testament portion of this module introduced level-q students to the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 5-7), taking some account of the parallel Sermon on the Plan found in Luke’s Gospel. The programme aims to help student develop skills appropriate to the close reading of Jesus’ teaching as featured by Matthew, in context of the Gospel.

LECTURE DAY & TIME: L1 Mon 12 noon; L2 Mon 3pm; L3 Tues 2pm.

TUTORIAL DAYS & TIMES: There are no tutorial days on this module.

NOTE: This module runs in the Spring Semester.