In this course students will learn how to analyze Scripture under the guidance of one of the college’s dynamic bible faculty, Dr. Abner Chou. Students will identify and practice the vital methods necessary to interpret Scripture accurately by studying historical background of the text, the literary context and biblical syntax.
Objectives: Upon completing the course you will be able to:
Identify and collect observations on the historical backgrounds, literary context, grammar and word study of a given biblical passage.
Identify the process and flow of interpretation in order to make legitimate applications from Scripture.
Discern hermeneutical fallacies by analyzing the common mistakes made by others.
Synthesize and analyze observations of a given biblical passage to describe the author's intent of particular verses in appropriate its context.
Students can expect to spend anywhere between 12 and 15 hours per week on course activities which include: viewing video lectures, reading course textbooks, participating in online discussions, and completing a series of intepretation assignments, which culminate in a final project where students apply interpretation methods to a chosen passage of Scripture.