This first-year paper investigates the nature and purpose of the Bible, giving attention not only to the content of the biblical books but also to aspects of their historical setting as well as their interpretation and reception in Jewish and Christian belief and practice.
Two sets of 8 lectures in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and New Testament, respectively, will be given during the Michaelmas Term by some of the Faculty’s senior specialists in these areas.
Over the following two terms the Faculty will also provide four classes on the prescribed texts concerning Abraham (Genesis 12–25: Hilary Term) and four on Jesus (the Gospel of Luke: Trinity Term). Your College will additionally arrange a course of eight (2×4) tutorials, usually scheduled in the Hilary Term.
The paper will be assessed by three-hour examination at the end of the Trinity Term. Textual gobbets for comment will be drawn from eight specific chapters in the prescribed texts: Genesis 15–17 and 22; Luke 9, 15–16 and 22.
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- Schedule of Lectures and Text Classes
- Suggested Tutorial Topics
- Recommended Reading
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