Luke's Gospel and the Historical Jesus

Subject Code NT420/430/620/630 - Undergraduate & Graduate, Greek & English
TitleLuke's Gospel and the Historical Jesus
Study Modes On-Campus, Distance
Next Available2017, Semester 1


This subject introduces the student to critical issues associated with the study of the synoptic
gospels, with special reference to the Gospel of Luke, before moving on to examine the
historical Jesus debate.

Prerequisites and Exclusions

Pre-requisites: NT301/501 and NT302/502 and BB303/503

Time Commitment

This subject will require a time commitment on behalf of the student. If you are studying online you will need to commit to approximately 10 hours per week. If you are studying on campus you will need to commit to 3 hours of lecture time and approximately 7 hours private study per week.

Required Textbooks

• K. Aland (ed.), Synopsis of the Four Gospels (Stuttgart: German Bible Society, 1989). This has now been reprinted as Synopsis of the Four Gospels, Revised Standard Version [Hardcover] (American Bible Society).
Note: If students have biblical software that has a synopsis tool then the purchase of this book is not required.

AND, at least one of the following commentaries on Luke:

• Nolland, J., Luke (3 vols.; Word Biblical Commentary; Dallas: Word, 1989-93).

• Bock, Darrell, Luke (2 vols.; Baker Exegetical Commentary New Testament; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994-96).

• Garland, David E, Luke (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011)

• Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Luke (PNTC; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015).

Whatever method of study you choose, you will require Internet access to access the resources on our eCampus.