Biblical Interpretation

This subject will commence in Semester 1, 2023.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB504
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Johnny Kumar


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. Evaluate the development and history of interpretation
  3. Assess the importance of context in interpreting biblical texts
  4. Critically evaluate the role of the reader in the process of interpretation.
  5. Apply guiding principles of biblical interpretation in the contemporary context

Subject Content

  1. Introduction
  2. The Canon and Translations
  3. The History of Interpretation
  4. Introduction to Key Philosophers
  5. Literary Context
  6. Historical-Cultural Background
  7. Genres of the Old Testament
  8. Genres of the New Testament
  9. The Role of the Interpreter
  10. Applying Text to Context
  11. Contemporary Approaches to the Bible
  12. The Role of the Holy Spirit
  13. The Hermeneutical Journey

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensives

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%)
  • Major Exegesis (50%)
  • Contemporary Presentation (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided