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ProgramOverview

Freshmen and Sophomore Classes:

  • Greek I&II and Hebrew I&II
  • NT I (Gospels) and OT I (Pentateuch) focus on the revelation and mighty acts of God; history of interpretation, critical methodology, historical background, interpretation of texts with special attention to biblical themes and theology.
  • Biblical Interpretation in order to mine the great riches of God's word, students learn the inductive method, principles of interpretation, literary genres, historical background, and how to apply biblical truth to our modern world.

Sophomore and Junior Classes:

  • Greek and Hebrew Exegesis teaches students how to use the biblical languages and exegetical tools for interpretation for use in one's life and ministry.
  • OT Book Study an in depth study of the major theme(s) of an OT book, with additional exposure to secondary literature and study resources, especially commentaries, while working closely with the biblical text.
  • NT II (Paul) and NT III (Later NT) and OT II (Wisdom) and OT III (Prophets) continues to build interpretive skills and a foundation for biblical thinking, theology, and ministry, through a thorough investigation of the majors themes, historical background, and critical issues surrounding the particular biblical books.
  • NT Book Study an in depth study of the major theme(s) of a NT book, with additional exposure to secondary literature and study resources, especially commentaries, while working closely with the biblical text.

Junior and Senior Classes:

  • Seminar on Contemporary Critical Issues of Biblical Interpretation a capstone course that focuses upon selected contemporary critical issues in Bible, biblical theology, and hermeneutics thus enabling the student to effectively engage contemporary critical challenges with integrity.
  • Seminar in Biblical Languages a continuing study of the biblical languages and related tools to develop the student's ability to use Scripture effectively to build a biblical worldview that will serve as a basis for sound Christian ministry and scholarship.
  • Biblical Theology a capstone course that helps the student to develop a biblical theology through an examination of major biblical texts and themes while honing biblical and theological skills through use of a proper methodology for doing biblical theology.