This unit investigates the uniqueness of the Gospel of Matthew especially in contrast to the Gospel of Mark. It models and offers practice in biblical exegetical skills including redaction and source criticism. Students will engage the Gospel according to Matthew with regard to context, content, structure, and theological emphases in the light of current scholarship and the history of interpretation to enhance critical theological reflection.

Unit Code: BN2120C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe scenarios for the religious, historical, and social context of the Gospel of Matthew informed by current scholarship.


Demonstrate the distinctiveness of the Gospel of Matthew in comparison to the Gospel of Mark.


Undertake basic exegesis of passages from the Gospel of Matthew using appropriate methods.


Articulate key theological themes of the Gospel of Matthew letters and their relevance to the life of the church today.

Unit sequence

BS1001C and BS1002C or equivalent


Each three-hour class comprises 2 hours of interactive lecture and discussion and 1 hour of structured group discussion and interpretation focused on a particular text and readings.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

1,500-word tutorial paper

0 30.0
Exegetical Essay

2,000-word exegetical essay

0 50.0
Written Examination

1-hour written examination

0 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-20 12:59:52 +1100