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BIBL 100 - INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE

This course takes an introductory look at the structure, purpose, historicity, authorship, and divisions of the Old and New Testament. The course will examine how the Bible is put together, how it is structured, who wrote which books, why the books were written and when, and how they can be divided up within the Bible itself.

Credits - 3

BS 100 - NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY I: SURVEY OF THE GOSPELS

A study of the life and ministry of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

Credits - 3

BS 105 - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

In this class the student will be introduced to the topic of biblical interpretation and the various methods on how to interpret the Bible. Students will survey various methods to obtain a basic understanding between these methods and the Grammatical-Historical Interpretation method.

Credits - 3

BS 110 - OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 1: PENTATEUCH

A study of the first five books of the Old Testament. Consideration is given to the historical background and to the authorship of these books, but the primary emphasis is on the interpretation of the biblical text.

Credits - 3

BS 200 - NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 2: PAULINE EPISTLES

A survey of Paul’s epistles. These are considered from the standpoint of the author, purpose, date, occasion, destination, and content.

Credits - 3

BS 205 INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL LANGUAGES AND WORD STUDIES

In this course, the student will be introduced to biblical Greek and Hebrew with the focus on becoming confident in performing proper biblical word studies.

Credits - 3

BS 210 - OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 2: HISTORICAL BOOKS

A study of the historical books (Joshua through Esther). Continuing the emphasis of BS 110, this course includes the study of the conquest of the promised land and the establishment and development of the monarchy.

Credits - 3

BS 235 - GREEK 1: BEGINNING GRAMMAR 1

The first of two semesters covering the basic grammar of New Testament Greek. Emphasis will be on vocabulary and memory work necessary for basic translation skills. This course is designed to equip the student to begin to read the Gospel of John in Greek.

Credits - 3

BS 245 - GREEK 2: BEGINNING GRAMMAR 2

The second of two semesters covering the basic and intermediate grammar of New Testament Greek. Emphasis will be on additional vocabulary and memory work necessary for basic translation skills. This course is designed to equip the student to read and begin to translate the Gospel of John in Greek. Prerequisite: BS 235: Greek 1

Credits - 3

BS 300 - NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 3: GENERAL EPISTLES AND REVELATION

A survey of Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1,2&3 John, Jude, and Revelation. These are considered from the standpoint of the author, purpose, date, occasion, destination, and content

Credits - 3

BS 305 - ADVANCED BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

A study in the principles of biblical interpretation. The laws which govern the interpretation of the Bible are analyzed and demonstrated with emphasis on contextual interpretation within the grammatical-historical method. The student will learn the process of interpretation from Bible selection, exegesis, and application of scripture. Prerequisite: BS 105 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation and BS 205 Introduction to Biblical Languages and Word Studies.

Credits - 3

BS 310 - OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 3: PROPHETIC BOOKS

A study of the books of Isaiah through Malachi. The historical background, theological truths, and the development of messianic hope in these books are emphasized.

Credits - 3

BS 335 - GREEK 3: INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR AND EXEGESIS

A second-year intermediate level of Greek grammar designed to help the student solidify his/her grasp of grammar. A standardized intermediate grammar book will be studied to develop translation and exegetical skills. Several chapters from the New Testament will be translated each semester. The student will also begin working with Greek word studies and basic exegetical tools. Prerequisite: BS 245: Greek 2

Credits - 3

BS 345 - GREEK 4: INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR AND EXEGESIS

A second-year intermediate level of Greek grammar designed to help the student solidify his/her grasp of grammar. A standardized intermediate grammar book will be studied to develop translation and exegetical skills. Several chapters from the New Testament will be translated each semester. The student will also begin working with Greek word studies and basic exegetical tools. Prerequisite: BS 335: Greek 3

Credits - 3

BS 355 - HEBREW 1: BEGINNING GRAMMAR

The first of two semesters covering the basic grammar Biblical Hebrew. Emphasis will be on vocabulary and memory work necessary for basic translation skills. This course is designed to equip the student to begin to read selected passages the Hebrew Bible.

Credits - 3

BS 400 - NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 4: ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

This study of the only divinely inspired account of church history will encompass the doctrinal truths of pneumatology, missiology, and God’s Sovereignty. This transitional book remains the only sequel to the four Gospel accounts proving a backdrop for the Apostles Paul’s epistles. The revelation of the church empowered by the Holy Spirit encompasses tensions, frustrations, doctrine, persecutions, theological problems, and conflict within and without. The mission and emphasis of the church is exposed amongst religious, philosophical, and political adversity. Throughout the book God’s ability and willingness to transform humanity is established through many infallible truths.

Credits - 3

BS 410 - OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 4: WISDOM LITERATURE

A study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs that emphasizes the genius of Hebrew poetry and the doctrinal depth, spiritual value, and ethical implications of these books.

Credits - 3

BS 455 - HEBREW 2: BEGINNING GRAMMAR

The second of two semesters covering the basic grammar Biblical Hebrew. Emphasis will be on additional vocabulary and advanced memory work necessary for basic translation skills. This course is designed to equip the student to begin to read and translate the book of Ruth from the Hebrew. Prerequisite: BS 355: Hebrew 1

Credits - 3

NT 100 - SURVEY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

A survey of the entire New Testament. This is considered from the standpoint of the author, purpose, date, occasion, destination, and content.

Credits - 3

OT 100 - SURVEY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

A survey of the entire Old Testament. This is considered from the standpoint of the author, purpose, date, occasion, destination, and content.

Credits - 3

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