Details for Biblical Interpretation

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB292
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Johnny Kumar


The following courses are prerequisites or corequisites:

Awards offering Biblical Interpretation

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Explain the purposes and principles of biblical interpretation
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic development and history of interpretation
  3. Identify the contexts important for interpreting biblical texts
  4. Examine the role of the reader in the process of interpretation
  5. Apply guiding principles of biblical interpretation in the contemporary context

Subject Content

  • Introduction
  • The Canon and Translations
  • The History of Interpretation
  • Introduction to key Philosophers
  • Literary Context
  • Historical-Cultural Background
  • Genres of the Old Testament
  • Genres of the New Testament
  • The Role of the Interpreter
  • Applying Text to Context
  • Contemporary Approaches to the Bible
  • The Role of the Holy Spirit

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%) 
  • Contemporary Presentation (30%) 
  • Major Exegesis (50%) 

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided