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BBCL1001: Reading Bible: Narrative, Law and Ritual

This unit provides an introduction to the study of the Bible, focusing on understanding the literary techniques biblical authors used to convey their message when writing narrative, legal and ritual texts. The first three books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus) are the focus of textual study in this semester.

Code BBCL1001
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recognise different types of biblical literature (narrative, law, and ritual) and describe their main characteristics
  • LO2. discuss the main literary techniques that are used in each genre of literature to convey meaning
  • LO3. understand the difference between “exegesis” and “hermeneutics"
  • LO4. write a scholarly exegesis of biblical passages
  • LO5. understand and describe the main themes of each of the sections of biblical text studied from Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus.