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
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
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 study of the history of the nation of Israel, from the time of Moses through the destruction of the First Temple, with
emphasis upon the period of the monarchy. The biblical text will be studied in conjunction with ancient Near Eastern
texts to understand the geopolitical history of the nation.
Prerequisites: OTS I and II.
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.
B377 Prison Epistles (3)
A study of the messages of Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon in light of their historical setting so as to
understand their doctrinal content and practical application.