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BNT 657 - Ephesians 3 Credits

An overview and careful exegetical study of the book of Ephesians. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this book is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BNT 658 - Philippians 3 Credits

Students will explore how the letter to the Philippians, written by an imprisoned apostle uncertain of his own physical survival to a beloved Christian community facing significant challenges of their own, could be such a bracing piece of Good News. Students will become exegetically familiar with the text in its literary and ancient historical context to be better able to preach and/or teach the call to stand fast, to contend for the faith, to run the race and work out one’s salvation in complete dependency upon God in contemporary settings. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BNT 659 - Colossians 3 Credits

An overview and careful exegetical study of the book of Colossians. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this book is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BNT 667 - Pastoral Epistles 3 Credits

The student will become exegetically familiar with the text of these letters in their literary and ancient historical context and explore their message so as to be better able to preach and/or teach the Pastoral epistle in the context of the contemporary church. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BNT 670 - Hebrews 3 Credits

An overview of the book of Hebrews, including a careful analysis of selected passages. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this book is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BNT 683 - Book of Revelation 3 Credits

The course will apply exegetical and hermeneutical methodology to the exposition of Revelation within an understanding of the different hermeneutical perspectives regarding the book. Particular attention will be given in interpretation to the apocalyptic genre, the Old Testament background, and the first century context of Revelation. The significance of the themes included in the book will be explored in light of the contemporary situation. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BNT 691 - Special Topic - New Testament 3 Credits

Students are provided with the opportunity to do focused study in a specialized area of New Testament studies. The purpose is to help students broaden and deepen their knowledge of the field, to challenge them to do critical research on current issues and concepts, and to facilitate their development of skills that are relevant to the discipline.

BNT 756 - Greek Exegesis of Galatians 3 Credits

An overview and careful exegetical study of the book of Galatians. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this book is explored. Prerequisite: BNT 502

BNT 870 - New Testament Seminar 3 Credits

Participation in this seminar will enable the student to investigate how one might bridge the gaps that are evident between the text, the scholar, and the church. Some issues of intra-canonical interpretation will be explored. Selected texts from the New Testament will provide the basis for study. Prerequisite: BIB 600

BOT 501 - Elementary Hebrew I 3 Credits

This course constitutes the first half of an introduction to the elements of Hebrew grammar, with an emphasis on morphology, phonology, parsing, vocabulary building, reading, and translation of simple sentences.