Content

In this unit students will develop further competence in Greek through working with Paul’s epistle to the Galatians. Concurrently, a greater understanding of the text of Galatians will be achieved through application of recent advances in the understanding of Koine Greek, textual criticism and Greco-Roman letter writing conventions. Emphasis is placed on the function of grammatical, literary and lexical features used by the writer and their significance for the exegesis and theological interpretation of the letter.

Unit Code: BN2003S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate and apply an understanding of recent advances in the study of Greek.

2.

Conduct a comprehensive word study and discuss the use of a term by an author.

3.

Explain, with reference to recent scholarship, the occasion and theological import of the letter to the Galatians.

4.

Translate and exegete a portion of Galatians from the Greek with reference to the entire letter.

Unit sequence

The unit provides for the integration and application of NT Greek to the study of the New Testament, suited particularly for students engaged in courses in biblical studies and ministry formation.

Prerequisites: 2 units of NT Greek, 1 unit of NT study.

Pedagogy

Impartation and exploration of unit content and procedures through lecture-discussion, small group work, question and answer, practical application tasks.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Investigation Word study

20.0

Integrated essay: Translation and theological interpretation of a portion of Galatians. (2000 words)

50.0

Case study [Practical application of grammatical developments: translation exercises]. (300 words)

7.0

Case study [Practical application of grammatical developments: translation exercises]. (300 words)

8.0

Case study [Practical application of grammatical developments: translation exercises]. (300 words)

7.0

Case study [Practical application of grammatical developments: translation exercises]. (300 words)

8.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-18 14:59:37 +1100