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
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
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
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
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.