Course Description

This course will take students on an unforgettable journey to various archaeological sites through visual presentations, and examine various inscriptions, numismatics, buildings, and other artefacts related to the New Testament.

The primary focus of the course will be on investigating the connection between archaeological evidence and selected passages of the New Testament, and showing how a proper understanding of the historical, cultural, linguistic, and political background of the 1st Century can help us be better interpreters of the Scripture.

There will also be practical sessions on how we can appropriately apply what we have learnt in reading the New Testament by taking archaeological evidence into account.


Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong

Associate Lecturer

Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong teaches New Testament Studies at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (STM). He has served as the founding Dean of STM-KL Centre and the Director of Postgraduate Studies. His major publications include The Sufferings of Christ are Abundant in Us (T&T Clark, 2009), Jesus the Storyteller (Armour, 2015), Metaphors and Social Identity Formation in Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians (Pickwick, 2017), Following Jesus: An Illustrated Guide to the Places of the Holy Land According to the Gospel of Mark (Armour, 2019), and numerous academic essays. Kar Yong is also an Anglican priest with the Diocese of West Malaysia.

Class Info

  • Location:

    BGST live via Zoom

    The last Sessions is in-person for local students at

    50 Kallang Pudding Road
    #07-01 AMA Building
    Singapore 349326

  • Dates:


    Jan: 24, 31
    Feb: 7, 21, 28
    Mar: 6

    Closing Date for Registration:
    Jan 19, 2024

  • Timing:


Course curriculum