12E – Biblical Studies

  1. The Synoptic Gospels

    The Synoptic ProblemThe Synoptic Gospels: Structural Outlines and Unique MaterialsWomen in the Synoptic Gospels – detailed charts identifying the character and the epsiode along with the Gospel.

    The Synoptic Problem

    The Synoptic Gospels:  Structural Outlines and Unique Materials

    Women in the Synoptic Gospels – detailed charts identifying the character and the epsiode along with the Gospel reference.

  2. The Four Gospels

    A useful chart that summaries the similarities and differences of the Gospels.

    The Four Gospels:  Comparative Overview Charts.
    These show:

    • Historical Background Issues
    • Literary, Stylistic and Thematic Comparisons
    • Structural and Geographical Comparisons.
  3. On-Line Scripture

    BibleGateway is a site for reading and researching Scripture online in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.

    Please note that Bible Gateway excludes Deuterocanonical books from Bible searches by default, but does give you the option of including them under Preferences on the Quick Search section.

    If you have a smartphone, or tablet you might like to download the GloBible.  There are also desktop versions.  As well as containing links to the Scriptures it has useful maps and informative pictures.  You get what you need from the free version.

  4. Support Resources for AS90820

    If you are being assessed in Biblical Studies Level 2 through Achievement Standard 90820 these resources may be useful.


    Remember that these are resources that fit the generic title of the standard within the topic Biblical Studies.  You should read the actual standard 90820, the national moderator’s report, and the assessment task that your school has set.


    In AS90820 you are required to explain and analyse using a range of details and reasons (in depth) and using a range of examples to support your answer (breadth) the meanings within a sacred text. This means that you need to examine the meaning of a passage of the Bible using the viewpoint of two methods of interpretation.

    • Different methods explained. This site uses some different methods of interpretation than those you may use in class.  What the site does demonstrate is how different methods of interpretation can produce very different understandings of the text.
    • These articles go into a great deal about the historical-critical methods of interpretation.

    There are some very detailed notes about Biblical Interpretation in the staffroom section of FaithCentral.  If you do not have them ask your teacher to download them for you.


    FaithCentral would love to know about sites that you have found useful in your preparation for assessment to any achievement standard. We are also keen to know what you would find helpful to have on FaithCentral. Please share your resources and views with us via ncrs@tci.ac.nz. Remember we are not miracle workers and will not be able to help the night before the task is due in.

Biblical Studies

Quick quiz revising the Gospels