Interpreting the Gospel of Luke – Greek

Unit Overview
An exegetical study of the text and key themes in the Greek text of the Gospel of Luke.

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Unit Details

Mode On-campus
Workload One semester, 12 credit points
Status Advanced
Unit Code NT053-912
Prerequisites 96cps of study, 12 cps of one of the following: NT001, NT002, NT003
Teacher Michael Bird

Unit Content

  • Detailed exegesis of six chapters in Greek with attention to Greek grammar, syntax, discourse, textual criticism, and exegetical skill
  • The setting of the Gospel of Luke in the context of early Christianity, second temple Judaism, and the Greco-Roman world
  • Historical, literary, and contemporary interpretive approaches to reading the Gospel of Luke
  • Critical evaluation of recent scholarship on the Gospel of Luke
  • Key themes in the Gospel of Luke
  • The meaning and message of the Gospel of Luke for today

Study Expectations
In this unit, you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to this unit. Students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this advanced unit.


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