Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students with a detailed investigation into the New Testament in its Greco Roman and Jewish contexts. The course will explore the philosophical, cultural and religious background to the New Testament. Their Jewish context will also be explored including Hellenistic influences within that tradition. Exegetical methods will be employed to critically interpret key texts alongside relevant philosophical source material from this era.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of New Testament in its Greco Roman context (including Judaism);

2. Employ appropriate exegetical and hermeneutic tools used for critical and advanced study of the New Testament in its historical, cultural and religious context;

3. Interpret and analyse particular texts of the New Testament, in part or whole, and their function as segments of a larger document;

4. Demonstrate advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.


The course introduces the New Testament in its Greco Roman and Jewish contexts, and provides students with the skills necessary to interpret its writings with greater depth and sophistication.

Assumed knowledge

20 units of RELT coded courses

Assessment items

Essay: 2 x Essays