New Testament History and Literature

BIBL 127
Biblical Literature and Interpretation

This is a course concentrating on three areas: (1) The contribution of Greek, Roman and Jewish political history, culture, literature and religious life that gives a background to the New Testament era. (2) An introduction to the origin and history of the New Testament canon considering its languages, writing materials, manuscripts, versions and the science of interpretation. (3) A survey of the literature of the New Testament stressing the major features of each book and emphasizing the practical value of these books in our modern world.