Introduction to the New Testament - BS5200



James WaddellAssociate Professor of Biblical Studies

This course is a general introduction to the study and interpretation of the New Testament. We will explore the historical contexts and theological perspectives of the individual New Testament texts. The course includes lectures, discussions, and prepared slides. Course requirements include reading the New Testament and selections from the Pseudepigrapha, the Apocrypha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the works of Philo and Josephus, and other writings from Second Temple Judaism(s). Special attention will be given to the problem of developing the student’s research and writing skills using historical analysis and specific, detailed elements of biblical exegesis.