HE101Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation

HE101 : Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation (3 Credit)
Academic Year : 2022
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-Ming
DIRECTOR (POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS), LECTURER IN NEW TESTAMENT, NEW TESTAMENT GREEK & HERMENEUTICS. After leaving legal practice, Tze-Ming served in student ministry with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a DipCS from BGST, an MDiv and a ThM from Regent College. He is presently a PhD candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge where he is researching the use of the Old Testament in the New. Tze-Ming serves in the teaching ministry of his church. He is married to Sharon and maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.
Venue: Zoom Classroom , own study place
Course Timing:

Dates (2022)
Jan 14, 28     
Feb 11, 25
Mar 11, 25
Apr 8, 22

7:15pm – 10:00pm

Closing Date for Registration:  Jan 11 2022
(NB. BGST reserves the right not to accept any registration after this date)

Subscription to BGST Access Membership (BAM) Advanced is compulsory for credit students. Access to good library resources (like DTL) is critical for postgraduate academic research.

Course Type: Live (3 credits)
Semester: S2
Credits: 3 Credit
Max class size: 30

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