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Biblical Exegesis


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How is meaning attributed to biblical texts? In the Master's specialisation in Biblical Exegesis core concepts in Bible texts are explored in connection to their cultural and historical context.
By following Radboud University's Master's specialisation in Biblical Exegesis you will be well-equipped with analytical instruments to discern the crucial decision points in giving meaning in a text. Students will also investigate and discuss the relation between Bible texts and ethics. How do the texts aim to change the behaviour of their readers? These texts are a crucial point of reference for theological reflection and provide direction in contemporary society and church.

Students are expected to read the Old Testament and the New Testament in their original languages and will be taught to understand these books in the original context. They will be handed the necessary tools to study the biblical texts.

Although focussed on the Old and New Testament, students will learn skills that can be used to analyse any kind of text. Important to note is the academic approach; students will be able to critically and thoroughly analyse texts. Graduates of Biblical Exegesis will be able to provide explanations and give meaning to the foundational texts of Judaism and Christianity, whether they do that in their role as researcher, spiritual caregiver, journalist, policy maker or educator.




Master of Arts


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

A proficiency in Hebrew and Greek

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jul '24 -
1 Feb '25 1 Nov '24 -
1 Sep '25 1 Jul '25 -


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