MSt in New Testament

Please consult the relevant Faculty Handbook and ‘Grey Book’ (exam) Regulations for this course. There is also a selection of recent exam papers on OXAM.

Essays and the dissertation are supervised by individual arrangement, normally beginning by the middle of the Michaelmas Term. The examined exegetical paper for the course is taught through tutorial classes in the Michaelmas Term, as follows. 

MT 2018 Tutorial Classes

Prescribed Texts in Greek: Ephesians and 1-2 Peter (ed. UBS Greek NT 5th edn or Nestle Aland 28th edn); Gospel of Peter & Papyrus Egerton 2 (+P.Köln 255) (ed. Ehrman & Pleše 2011).

Links below offer initial suggested reading for each essay topic. You are welcome to range beyond the suggestions provided. Many articles and books are available electronically via SOLO.

Tutorials this term will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 11 in Prof. Bockmuehl’s room (WL2) at Keble College, except in 4th week when we will meet instead at the same time on Friday (2 November).

1 Intro: Oxford Tutorials, Essays, Gobbets, Collections and Exams. Please read through the prescribed texts in Greek or English.
2 1 Peter Does the First Letter of Peter Succeed in Its Purpose?
3 2 Peter Why is 2 Peter in the New Testament?
4 Gospel of Peter Write a Critical Introduction to the Gospel of Peter.
5 P.Egerton 2 Which Came First – the Gospel of John or the “Egerton Gospel”?
6 Ephesians In what sense, if any, is “Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians” a Pauline letter?
7 Ephesians What is the/an ἐκκλησία according to Ephesians?
8 2017 Exam Q&A; Gobbets Practice


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