Domain - Biblical Studies

Domain - Biblical Studies

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Level 1

Outline the origins and importance of the New Testament to Christians
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5984 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the origins of the New Testament; outline ways in which Christians describe the Bible, and its importance to them, with special reference to the New Testament; and outline the particular importance of a section of the New Testament for Christians.

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Outline some content, themes, and ways of understanding the New Testament
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5985 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline some content and themes of New Testament books; identify some literary forms found in the New Testament; and outline and illustrate how selected factors help people understand the New Testament.

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Produce a written assignment based on biblical material
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5986 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: locate background material necessary for the assignment in the Bible and Bible reference books; describe a biblical topic; outline lessons that a believer may learn from the biblical topic; and produce a written assignment.

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Describe the life and times of Jesus Christ, and the responses of his contemporaries
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5987 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe life in first century Palestine; describe the life of Jesus Christ, as it is recorded in the Synoptic Gospels; and describe the way in which the Synoptic Gospels portray the various responses of Jesus' contemporaries to him.

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Present an overview of the Bible
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9426 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify some books in the major divisions of the Bible; summarise significant events and characters within some books of the Bible; and outline some Biblical themes.

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Level 2

Describe the use of the Bible in a selected faith community
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5988 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe: a widely accepted Christian perspective of the Bible; sources of a widely accepted Christian perspective of the Bible; and how a selected faith community uses the Bible.

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Identify the key content and themes of the Bible with reference to selected books
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5989 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to summarise the content of some of the books of the Bible, and identify the way in which some books of the Bible contribute to major themes of the Bible.

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Explain some of the meaning of a New Testament book, with reference to selected passages
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5990 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the purpose of a New Testament book; outline the content and themes of a New Testament book; and outline the meaning of selected passages in the book.

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Present an overview of some themes in the Bible
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9427 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline themes in each one of the five major divisions of the Bible; demonstrate relationships between themes within two selected divisions of the Bible using examples of biblical passages, and outline the significance of a selected theme in the context of the whole Bible.

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Outline purpose, content, and themes of a book of the Bible, and the meaning of some of its passages
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9437 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the purpose of a selected book of the Bible; outline the contents of a selected book of the Bible; outline the themes of a selected book of the Bible; outline possible meanings of selected passages of a selected book of the Bible.

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Describe how biblical writings are used to explain the life and ministry of Jesus Christ
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 5991.

9745 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the portrayal of Jesus Christ in the Gospels; identify material from the Old Testament which is used by New Testament authors to portray the life and ministry of Jesus Christ; and describe understandings of Jesus Christ in two New Testament books.

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Level 3

Tell the 'faith story' of the Bible with reference to all the books and selected themes
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10002 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the content of the Bible as a 'faith story' telling of the relationship between God and people; describe themes in the major literary divisions of the Bible; and explain how selected themes contribute to the 'faith story' of the whole Bible.

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Explain the meaning and outline the significance of selected biblical words for Christian belief
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10007 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: locate selected words in a range of biblical contexts; explain the meaning of selected biblical words; and outline the significance of selected biblical words for Christian belief.

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Describe and apply literary approaches to the interpretation of the Old Testament
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5992 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe how knowledge of selected themes can help interpret the Old Testament; describe how knowledge of literary form, and structure of books can help interpret books of the Old Testament; describe how observation of the biblical text helps to interpret the Old Testament; and apply knowledge of themes, literary form, structure, and observation of the text to an interpretation of selected passages of the Old Testament.

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Apply accepted principles to interpret a range of Bible passages
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5993 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply accepted principles of interpretation to a range of Bible passages, and interpret the range of Bible passages by using information gained from the application of the principles of interpretation.

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Identify contemporary meaning by tracing a theme through the Bible
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5996 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe how a selected theme develops through the Bible; explain the meaning of the selected theme for people who are portrayed in the Bible; and identify contemporary meaning of the selected biblical theme.

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Present a survey of Israel, its history, setting, and people during the Old Testament period
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9428 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: chart significant events in all of the major periods of Israel's history; survey the socio-cultural setting of Israel and the Ancient Near East; describe events and developments within selected periods that contribute substantially to the history of Israel; and describe significant characters from Israel's history.

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Explain contemporary meanings of Bible passages with reference to context and literary form
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 5995.

9746 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the context of four selected Bible passages; explain the literary form of each of the four selected passages; and, for each of the four passages, explain a contemporary meaning that has acceptance within a selected faith community.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 18 July 2019