THL517 Advanced Biblical Exegesis (16)

This subject involves detailed exegesis of a portion of the Bible, in its original language, at an advanced level. The student will engage with contemporary critical views of biblical interpretation, and undertake a thorough exegetical and hermeneutical exploration of a specific biblical passage. The student will translate the selected passage and examine a range of critical issues (text-critical issues, literary and historical context, literary structure, relevant critical approach(es), e.g., form, narrative, sociological, ideological, etc., as appropriate to the chosen passage, together with engagement with select hermeneutical questions raised by the passage.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Ming Hua Theological College
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Theology
Enrolment restrictions

Master of Theology students only

Incompatable Subjects
THL437 THL439
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to undertake detailed exegesis of a portion of the Bible, in its original language, at postgraduate level;
  • be able to provide a critical analysis of the hermeneutical issues involved in an advanced reading of the biblical text;
  • be able to provide a detailed exegesis of a chosen biblical passage, in which methods specified are applied to the text at postgraduate level;
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate academic engagement and discussion skills through interaction with the subject co-ordinator;
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, writing and communication skills through preparation and presentation of substantial exegetical essay.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Selection of biblical passage: Student and subject co-ordinator agree upon a passage from the Bible on which the student is to present a major exegetical paper - passages may be selected from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Apocrypha, or the Greek New Testament;
  • Guided reading: The subject coordinator and the student will agree on readings appropriate to the student's topic which encompass broader hermeneutical concerns as well as relevant exegetical methods. Such reading might include attention to text-critical issues, literary and historical context, literary structure, relevant critical approach(es) (e.g., form, narrative, sociological, ideological, etc.) as appropriate to the chosen passage.
  • Submission of substantial essay: Students will develop a substantial essay which attends to the exegetical and hermeneutical issues involved in the interpretation of the selected passage.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.