Book of Acts – Greece/Türkiye Study Tour


The Acts of the Apostles is the story of the beginnings of the church from the day of Pentecost all the way through to the arrival of the apostle Paul in Rome. It is a story full of faith, shipwrecks, angry mobs, idolatry, and converting Gentiles. Riots, corrupt governors, evil magicians, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the mission of the early church. This subject explores the Book of Acts, visiting the major churches of Acts in Pisidian Antioch, Ephesus, Thessalonica, Athens, and Corinth. It is an exegetical adventure that traces the footsteps of Peter and Paul across the eastern Mediterranean.

This tour is scheduled for 13 – 29 November 2024 and we welcome expressions of interest before 15 April. Students wanting to enrol in this subject for credit need to enrol by 15 April 2024. This subject/tour is also available to audit (participation in the tour and all associated activities without the need to complete assessment tasks).

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Subject Details

Mode Study Tour
Workload  Intensive, 12 credit points
Status  Elective
Subject Code NT202: New Testament Exegesis In Context (Book of Acts – English text)

NT208: New Testament Exegesis In Context (Book of Acts – Greek text)

Prerequisites  12 credit points of foundational New Testament.
Students enrolling in NT208 will also need to have completed LA005 and LA006 New Testament Greek A and B.
Teacher and Tour Leader
Michael Bird


  • Explores features of the Greco-Roman World in the first century relevant to the study of Acts including: Government, churches, religion, cities, social organisation, travel.
  • Visitation of key sites from the Book of Acts.
  • Exegesis of 8-10 chapters of Acts in the light of the above

Study Expectations

In this subject, you will be required to do some readings, attend seminars, and complete an assessment prior to departure. During the trip, you’ll need to follow the directions of the faculty member and travel guide, listen to lectures on-site, keep a journal, and complete an essay after the tour concludes.


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