HE101Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation
HE101 : Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation (3 Credit)
Academic Year : 2020-2021
About this course
The main theme of this course is the interpretation and application of Scripture. It aims to help you reflect seriously on what is involved in reading, interpreting and applying the biblical text. During the course several necessary aspects of biblical interpretation (e.g. word studies, the relevance of the historical context) will be considered.
This course is taught using a ‘blended learning’ approach: partly by live lectures (Sessions 1.1 and 1.2) and partly by group tutorials in which students discuss in class recorded lectures which they have listened to/watched beforehand (Sessions 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3). The group tutorials will also be used for class exercises in the interpretation of selected biblical texts.
The course falls into two parts. Part I (Lectures 1–6), covered in four sessions, deals with general principles of biblical interpretation. It also considers the topics of word studies and Bible translations. Part II (Lectures 7−14), covered in three sessions, moves on to consider the different types of text found in the Bible: the NT letters, the Gospels and Acts; OT narrative, law, poetry, prophecy and wisdom. All of these texts have their own distinctive features, and care must be taken to interpret each of them in appropriate ways.
Lecturer : Quek Tze-MingDIRECTOR (POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS), LECTURER IN NEW TESTAMENT, NEW TESTAMENT GREEK & HERMENEUTICS.
Venue: Zoom Classroom , own study place