In this course, you learn:
- to explain, in an independent and methodologically responsible way, New Testament texts in the original Greek with the help of literary-critical and historical-critical methods and narrative criticism and of knowledge of the Jewish and Hellenistic milieu in which the New Testament came into being.
- to interpret and explain the different roles of John the Baptist in Luke-Acts in the context of the whole of these books
- to communicate the results of his/ her exegesis to a scholarly audience.
- to find and digest secondary literature.
Greek, Hebrew, Exegesis of the Old en New Testament at BA-level
The topic in this course is "John the Baptist in Luke-Acts".We will investigate several texts in the Lucan double work about pne of the protagonists of these books. The main text will be Luke 7,18-35 and its parallel in Matthew, but also texts like Luke 1,5-25 and Luke 3 are discussed. We will use several exegetical methods.
Type of instructions
Lectures, presentation, discussion
Type of exams
Compulsory Reading (see also in the column on the right)
- B.J.Koet,, Lucas en Handelingen van de Apostelen, in K. Spronk, A. van Wieringen (eds.), De Bijbel theologisch. Hoofdlijnen en thema's (Zoetermeer: Meinema, 2011), 158-169, Zoetermeer: Meinema, 2011.
- Roberto Martinez,, The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus' Indictment of the Religious Leaders: A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18-35, James Clarke & Co, 2012.
- B.J.Koet, "Elijah as Reconciler of Father and Son: From 1 Kings 16:34 and Malachi 3:22-24 to Ben Sira 48:1-11 and Luke 1:13-17", J. Corley (eds.), Rewriting Biblical History. Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira, 173-190, De Gruyter,, 2011.
|Title||:||What is Narrative Criticism?|
|Publisher||:||Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1990|
|Title||:||Dreams and Scripture in Luke-Acts. Collected Essays (CBET, 43), 11-24|
|Publisher||:||Peeters, Leuven, 2006|
|Title||:||The Gospel according to Luke Introduction, Translation and Notes (AB 28 and 28B)|
|Publisher||:||New York: Doubleday, 1981|
|Title||:||Das Evangelium nach Lukas (EKK III 1-4)|