Biblical Studies

In this course, the student learns to understand the basic history of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as well as the interpretation of these texts in the Early Church. It conveys fundamental results and methods of modern exegesis, as well as Patristic Bible interpretations and perceptions of the Bible as they developed in early Christian times. Throughout the course, the students learn to apply different perspectives and methods to the biblical corpus, and to grasp basic distinctions between studying the text in its original context and the text as it functions within the larger framework of the Church in historic times.

Efter kursen förväntas studenten:

  • display basic knowledge and critical awareness of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, their background and growth, as well as the goals and methods of modern exegesis
  • be able to reflect on different interpretative traditions, their contexts, and their theological and ethical consequences
  • demonstrate an awareness of how the Biblical Scriptures were interpreted and understood by the Church Fathers.

Young, Frances M., 1997 (2002). Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture. Cambridge, UK & New York, NY & Oakleigh, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, pp. 9–45; 76–96; 119–139; 161–212 (131 pp).

Collins, John J., 2018. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 3 uppl. Minneapolis: Fortress, pp. 1–76; 103–387 (362 pp). Available as e-bok via EbscoHost for students and staff at University College Stockholm. Further information: http://www.ehs.se/library-information.

Ehrman, Bart D., 2016. A Brief Introduction to the New Testament. 4 uppl. New York: Oxford University Press pp. 1–129; 168–350 (313 pp).

Articles may be added.

Kurslitteraturen reviderades senast 20 oktober 2020.

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Öppna schemat

Miriam Hjälm

Fil.dr, högskolelektor, Campus Södertälje


Rikard Roitto

Docent, högskolelektor, pastor



A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig


  • Hemtentamen
  • Salstentamen
  • Seminarier

Grundläggande behörighet.

Completion of a course requires a minimum of 80% attendance at lectures and 100% attendance at seminars/group work and other assignments. Absence beyond that can be compensated by supplementing assignment(s) if the instructor finds it possible. In case of an absence of 50% or more, the course is considered as interrupted, even if assignments have been completed.

If a student due to disability has a decision from the EHS on special pedagogical support, the examiner shall, if necessary, adapt the examination and conduct the examination in an alternative way.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 19 december 2018.