This course provides students with an introductory overview of Scripture, biblical exegesis, and biblical hermeneutics. The course briefly introduces students to each book of the Old and New Testaments, equips them with the tools for exegesis of individual passages of Scripture, and instructs them in guidelines for biblical interpretation within the Catholic tradition. Each portion of the course is undertaken with a view towards providing students with a foundation to understand and appreciate the riches of Scripture, and equipping them with tools and resources for studying the Bible over the rest of their lives. The course employs a lecture / discussion format, and evaluates student progress with quizzes (20%), reading notes (10%), midterm and final exam (25% each), and a mini-exegesis paper (20%). This class is for MDiv and MA/MTS students.