BBS Course Description-New Testament

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BI 209. NT John, English Bible (3 credits)
An optional credit course which provides a thorough survey of the content of the Gospel of John in English Bible, which seeks to equip future church leaders with skills for teaching the Gospel of John in the local church. Assigned reading of the entire Gospel of John, written exercises, class discussions and laboratory experience in study methods.

BI 210. NT Acts, English Bible (3 credits)
An optional credit course which provides a thorough survey of the content of the Book of Acts in English Bible, which seeks to equip future church leaders with skills for teaching the Book of Acts in the local church. Assigned reading of the entire Book of Acts, written exercises, class discussions and laboratory experience in study methods.

BI 211. NT Romans English Bible (3 credits)
An optional credit course which provides a thorough survey of the content of the Epistle to Romans in English Bible, which seeks to equip future church leaders with skills for teaching the Epistle to Romans in the local church. Assigned reading of the entire Epistle to Romans, written exercises, class discussions and laboratory experience in study methods.

GR 301. Beginning Greek (3 credits)
A course for beginners in Greek, including grammatical study of New Testament Greek and practice in reading. Prescribed for students without knowledge of Greek.

NT 300. Introduction to New Testament (I) (3 credits)
A Background and language of the NT; principles of textual criticism and their application; the New Testament books as canon, from a historical and theological perspective from Matthew to Acts of NT.

NT 301. Introduction to New Testament (II) (3 credits)
A Background and language of the New Testament; principles of textual criticism and their application; the NT books as canon, from a historical and theological perspective from Romans to Revelation of NT.

NT 405. The Gospel of Matthew (3 credits)
An Exegetical examination of the Gospel of Matthew with concentration on exegetical method in narrative material, Synoptic comparisons, and preparation of narrative material for preaching and teaching.

NT 406. The Gospel of Mark (3 credits)
Exegesis of the original text of Mark, with attention to the interpretive problems and theology of Gospel. Exegesis of selected passages in the light of contemporary research.

NT 407. The Gospel of Luke (3 credits)
An analytical study of Gospel of Luke, with emphasis on Luke’s messianic concept in his presentation of the Son of Man.

NT 409. The Synoptic Gospels (3 credits)
A selective survey and critique of historical-critical investigation of the Gospels; questions of special introduction; the earthly ministry and teaching of Jesus Christ; the theology of the Gospel (Matthew, Make, Luke).

NT 410. Gospel of John (3 credits)
A course in Johannine theology. Exegesis of selected passages in the light of contemporary research. Emphasis on literary structure and on the author’s use of Old Testament themes. Students will be required to make presentations summarizing the results of their research.

NT 411. The Acts (3 credits)
This course seeks to understand the message of Acts by excising the following issue; origin and purpose, history of interpretation and preaching, teaching of Acts. Questions of special introduction; basic themes in the theology of Acts.

NT 412. Pauline Epistles (3 credits)
The general introduction includes a study of the historical situation and date of Pauline Epistles. A biblical-theological examination of prominent themes in the teaching of the Pauline Epistles.

NT 413. The Epistles to Romans (3 credits)
Questions of special introduction; exegesis of selected passages with a view to establishing the structure and distinctive themes of these books.

NT 414. The Epistle to Galatians (3 credits)
Detailed examination of the Greek text in light of the central historical and theological questions. Portions of the course will be conducted as a seminar devoted to text-critical, literary, hermeneutical, and biblical- theological issues.

NT 415. Prison Epistles (3 credits)
This course examines Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon. An exegetical study of the Greek text, with special attention to the theological and ethical emphases of the epistles .Questions of special introduction; basic themes.

NT 416. The Pastoral Epistles (3 credits)
This course examines I and II Timothy and Titus. An audio-programmed course on “The Pastoral Epistles” is available on a directed study basis in affiliation with the Institute of theological Studies.

NT 417. The Epistles to Corinthians (3 credits)
An exegetical study of Corinthians I & II, with special attention to historical backgrounds of its imagery and the contemporary bearing of its message. Readings in extra-biblical apocalyptic literature.

NT 418. The Kingdom of God (3 credits)
The central theme of Jesus’ massage, as it has come down to us in the Synoptic Gospels, is coming of the Kingdom of God. Emphasis is placed on discovering the value of the Kingdom of God of Jesus for the church today.

NT 419. Method of Biblical Study (3 credits)
This course is a study of method of OT and NT Bible study and and how we study Bible for understand of both the Old and New Testament.