This unit provides a thorough study of Matthew’s Gospel, including its literary and theological character, the possible provenance of the Gospel and an overview of recent trends in Matthean studies, as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.

Unit Code: BN3002W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

Show when this Unit is running

Learning Outcomes


Outline features of the history of interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel


Evaluate plausible socio-political and cultural provenances for the communities that gave rise to Matthew’s Gospel;


Outline a reasonable literary structure for Matthew’s Gospel;


Exegete the Matthean text competently, employing a range of appropriate exegetical methodologies;


Identify distinctive Matthean christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes


Analyse ways in which the proclamation of the First Gospel can provide meaning in contemporary Australian society.

Unit sequence

Introductory unit in NT (BN1001W or equivalent), plus one other biblical unit


lectures, discussion, seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,000 word critical review of readings

0 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

1,000 word thematic seminar paper

0 25.0
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-28 15:05:19 +1100