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Biblical Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

how Christian thought builds the church and makes

an eternal impact.

B201, 202 New Testament Survey I, II (3, 3)

An introduction to the books of the New Testament,

with special emphasis on the life, teachings, and

redemptive work of Christ, the founding and growth

of the church, and the teachings of the epistles and

Revelation. On the basis of the biblical text, parallel

readings, projects, and lectures, the events and

messages

of the New Testament will be portrayed

against their historical and cultural setting. The

Fall semester surveys the Gospels and Acts, while

the Spring semester is devoted to the Epistles and

Revelation.

B306 Genesis (3)

A systematic study of the Book of Beginnings

in which problem areas are studied, introductory

materials are given, the best English texts are analyzed

verse by verse, and devotional application is made.

B311 The Gospel of John (3)

An expository treatment of this important Gospel

for the purpose of bringing out the great message of

the book. Special attention is given to theological and

Christological content, along with practical truths.

B314 1 & 2 Corinthians (3)

The sequence of thought as well as the major

problems in these books are carefully examined with

special emphasis on how the books intersect with our

personal and corporate Christian experience.

B335 Revelation (3)

An introduction and detailed study of this book,

with special attention given to the eschatological

significance of its message.

B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)

An analysis of how to study and understand Scripture.

Emphasis will be placed on the vital methods used to

apply a passage and the specific rules used to interpret

biblical narratives, poetry, parables, and prophecy.

B342 Romans (3)

An analysis emphasizing the great soteriological

themes, including sin, justification, sanctification,

and glorification, and an investigation of the practical

implication of these doctrines.

B346 Life of Christ (3)

A thorough overview of the life of Jesus Christ

on earth, with special attention to the developing

emphases and distinctive purposes that prevailed

during our Lord’s public ministry. Theological and

chronological difficulties are also considered.

B347 The Epistles of John (3)

A study of the importance of John’s epistles in the

historical framework of the early church, giving

special attention to the polemic nature of the epistles

as well as to the practical instructions contained in

them.

B350 Principles of Personal Bible Study (3)

An overview of principles of inductive Bible study

and the application of those principles to a book

of the New Testament, to a topical study and to

a biographical character study. In each of these

aspects of study there is an emphasis on life change

and spiritual growth in knowing God more deeply

through His Word.

Prerequisite: For women only.

B357 Bible Backgrounds (3)

A study of the geography of the land of Israel,

including Old Testament, New Testament, and

modern geography; a survey of the post-biblical

history of the land; and an overview of the distinctive

elements of Hebrew culture that are deemed

necessary to a proper understanding of the Scriptures

themselves.

B364 History of Ancient Israel (3)

A careful study of the history of the people and

nation of Israel, from Abraham through the

restoration period. Special attention is given to the

relationship of Old Testament prophetic and wisdom

literature to that historical narrative.

B367 Psalms (3)

The five major sections of this book are analyzed and

interpreted for their literary features and studied for

their spiritual and doctrinal contribution.

B368 Proverbs (3)

A study of the wisdom of Solomon and its

applicability for our spiritual and doctrinal growth.

Such topics as wisdom, the fool, friendship, family,

life and death, and the sluggard will be covered.