This course teaches essential skills of exegeting biblical texts in a practice-oriented way. Both testaments and different genres are covered. While current theories of interpretation and the broad range of exegetical methods are briefly outlined, the focus is on the practical work of reading, analyzing, and understanding texts both on the literary level as well as in their socio-historic contexts. Each section has a specific focus reflected in the title: Critical Text Analysis; Eco-Exegesis; Foreigners, Migration and Hospitality across the Bible.

Prerequisites: OT 101 and NT 101; or permission of the instructor.

Notes: Required for MDiv students completing option A of the Bible requirement. Enrollment limited to twelve students.