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Course module: U20058-M-6
New Testament 1
Course info
Course moduleU20058-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Catholic Theology; TST: Biblical Sciences/Church History; Biblical Science and Church History;
Is part of
M Theology
Coordinator course
prof. dr. B.J. Koet
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. B.J. Koet
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. A.L.H.M. van Wieringen
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 01/12/2019 up to and including 21/08/2020

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.

Required Prerequisites
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
Presentation, paper

Compulsory Reading (see also in the column on the right)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Contact person
prof. dr. B.J. Koet
Timetable information
New Testament 1
Required materials
Title:What is Narrative Criticism?
Author:J.L. Resseguie
Publisher:Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1990
Title:Dreams and Scripture in Luke-Acts. Collected Essays (CBET, 43), 11-24
Author:B.J. Koet
Publisher:Peeters, Leuven, 2006
Recommended materials
Title:The Gospel according to Luke Introduction, Translation and Notes (AB 28 and 28B)
Author:J. Fitzmyer
Publisher:New York: Doubleday, 1981
Title:Das Evangelium nach Lukas (EKK III 1-4)
Author:F. Bovon
Publisher:Neukirchen-Vluyn, 1990-2009
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