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BIB 505
Biblical Interpretation
3 Credits

This course focuses on the development of a systematic approach to the interpretation of Scripture.

BIB 520
Old Testament Foundations
3 Credits

This course will involve an introductory survey of the books of the Old Testament as part of a narrative theological investigation of this “first testament” for the Christian.

BIB 540
New Testament Foundations
3 Credits

This course provides an introductory survey to the New Testament and its social and canonical settings.

BIB 620
Old Testament Theology
3 Credits

A survey of various approaches to Old Testament theological investigation, analysis of key passages and themes in the Hebrew Scriptures, and practical experience in doing Old Testament theology, all with a view to exploring the enduring significance of this first testament.

BIB 640
New Testament Theology
3 Credits

Various issues related to the nature of New Testament Theology are considered and concerns related to topical/thematic and author/strata approaches are discussed.

BIB 660
Exploring Septuagint Origins and Texts
3 Credits

An introduction to the Old Greek version of the Jewish Scriptures.

BIB 691
LXX and the New Testament
3 Credits

Students will be introduced to the foundational principles of the SBLCS project, and the methodological tools requisite to writing a philological commentary on the Greek text.

BIB 692
Special Topics: The Books of Maccabees, Texts and Significance
3 Credits

This course focuses on the four books of Maccabees that appear in some Greek manuscripts and other early versions.

BIB 692 - 1
Exploring Septuagint Job
3 Credits

This course will examine the book of Job through the text of the Greek Old Testament (LXX).

BIB 760
Septuagint Exegesis
3 Credits

The student is introduced to essential principles and methodological considerations that interpreters of the Septuagint must take into account in order to exegete this translation responsibly and use it knowledgeably in other hermeneutical contexts.

BIB 761
The Septuagint in Early Jewish and Christian Traditions 
3 Credits

A study of the reception history of the Septuagint in both Jewish and Christian canonical contexts, and in the works of early Jewish and Christian translators, revisors, and authors.

BIB 768
Current Issues in Septuagint Studies 
3 Credits

Students are provided with the opportunity to do focused work in a specialized area of Septuagint studies.

BIB 792
Septuagint Studies: Theories, Principles, and Methods
3 Credits

A Septuagint Studies: Theories, Principles, and Methods

BIB 889
Interdisciplinary Research Seminar - Biblical Studies
3 Credits

An examination of epistemological and related methodological issues that affect the work of the Christian theological scholar, considered generally in the contemporary academic context, and concretely in the specialization disciplines of the MTS and MTh programs.

BNT 501
Introductory NT Greek I
3 Credits

The student is introduced to the basic features of New Testament Greek, including grammar, vocabulary, and oral reading.

BNT 502
Introductory NT Greek II
3 Credits

The student continues in the basic features of NT Greek, with emphasis on some of the more complex aspects of Greek grammar.

BNT 503
Greek Tools for Exegesis
3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce NT Greek for students who have little or no prior knowledge of the language, and who will need language tools to exegete biblical texts.

BNT 571
General Epistles
3 Credits

The student will survey the content and unique emphases of each book, study selected portions in detail, and apply sound hermeneutical procedures to discern the essential theological contribution of this section to the totality of biblical truth.

BNT 601
NT Greek Exegesis I
3 Credits

The student will develop exegetical method and skill in the use of the Greek language.

BNT 602
NT Greek Exegesis II
3 Credits

The student will learn to apply exegetical methods acquired in BNT 600 to a NT Epistle and continue to develop competence in interpreting the Greek New Testament with a view to preaching/teaching such texts.

BNT 605
Readings in NT Greek
3 Credits

The focus of this course is on the enhancement of skills in translation and parsing and on the development of proficiency in syntactical and discourse analysis through the reading of selected texts in the Greek Bible.

BNT 632
Gospel of Matthew
3 Credits

An examination of Matthew’s message concerning the significance of Jesus Messiah and his new assembly.

BNT 634
Gospel of Mark
3 Credits

The student will study Mark’s Gospel in detail, and apply sound hermeneutical procedures to discern the essential theological contribution.

BNT 637
Parables of Jesus
3 Credits

Parables of Jesus

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