TH4606 - Exegesis in Practice


Exegesis in Practice


10 CC   5 ECTS

Distance Learning: King's Evangelical Divinity School eCampus


10 hours of recorded lectures 10 hours
90 hours of generated study time. 90 hours

Students have access to an online discussion forum to communicate with tutors and other students, along with e-mail support from tutors. Where appropriate, telephone support is also available.
Scheduled hours Placement Hours Independent Guided study
10 0 90

Core course material is expected to be used fully and typically includes recorded lectures and reading of select textbooks, papers or book extracts. All students are expected to listen to all of the course lectures and read the required materials. A range of supporting teaching material is also available to students as further recommended learning options.

  1. Old Testament Narrative
  2. The Law Then and Now
  3. The Psalms: Purely Devotional?
  4. Wisdom in Light of its Cultural Setting
  5. Guidelines on Prophecy
  6. Apocalyptic: How Cryptic is it?
  7. Use and Abuse of the Parables
  8. Acts: A Vehicle for Doctrine?
  9. The Epistles and Their Context
  10. Typology

  • To explore practical aspects of biblical exegesis to enhance students' interpretation of the Bible
  • To provide students with an understanding of how preaching relates to varying types of biblical text
  • To provide practical experience in biblical exegesis within an academic framework
  • to prepare students for the later module Exegesis and the Preacher

Audio lectures, guided reading, individual study, and individual support where appropriate. Students will prepare for assignments individually using interactive online learning material. Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in online theological discussion on the eCampus Forum.

  1. Demonstrate a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of exegesis,
    Have the capacity to understand the necessary theory and rules of interpretation required for a range of literary types and genres as found in the Bible.
  2. Be in a position to utilise the theory and skills acquired during the course of this module in order to go on to complete further, more advanced studies in exegetical methodology and practice,
  3. Be able to employ some of the techniques developed in homiletics-based studies and exercises.

Component Weighting % Learning outcome(s) assessed Assessment category
12000 word written assignment100%1-3Coursework

As assessment

Carson, D. A. (1996) Exegetical fallacies. 2nd ed. Carlisle: Paternoster.

Carson, D. A. (Ed.). (2016). The enduring authority of the Christian Scriptures. Michigan: Eerdmans.

Coggins, R.J. and J.L. Houlden, eds. (1990). A dictionary of Biblical interpretation. London: SCM. 

Corley, Bruce, Steve Lemke and Grant Lovejoy (2002). Biblical hermeneutics: A comprehensive introduction to interpreting Scripture. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman. 

Dockery, D. S., K. A. Matthews and R. B. Sloan, eds. (1994). Foundations for biblical interpretation. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman. 

Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart (2004). How to read the Bible for all its worth: A guide to understanding the Bible. Third edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.  

Klein, W. W., C. L. Blomberg and R. L. Hubbard, Jr. (2004). Introduction to biblical interpretation. Nashville, TN: Nelson. 

Osborne, G. R. (2007). The hermeneutical spiral. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity. 

Vanhoozer, K. J. (2009). Is there a meaning in this text? : the Bible, the reader, and the morality of literary knowledge ([10th anniversary ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan.  

Vanhoozer, K. J. (2005). Dictionary for theological interpretation of the Bible. London: SPCK.

Stephen Vantassel


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