BBS Course Description-New Testament

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BI 101 NT Gospel English Bible (3 credits)                                

An optional credit course which aims to enhance academic ability for underprepared students as well as regular students and provide a thorough survey of the content of the four Gospels. The course also seeks to equip future church leaders with skills for teaching the four Gospels in the English Bible in the local church.

BI 109. NT John English Bible (3 credits)        

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

BI 110. NT Acts English Bible (3 credits)   

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

BI 111. NT Romans English Bible (3 credits)   

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

GR 101. 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. (Previous number GR.301).

NT 200. Survey of the 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. (Previous number NT.300).

NT 201. Survey of the 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. (Previous number NT.301).

NT 305. 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. (Previous number NT.405).

NT 306. 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. (Previous number NT.406).

NT 307. 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. (Previous number NT.407).

NT 309. 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). (Previous number NT.409).

NT 310. 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. (Previous number NT.410).

NT 311. The Acts of the Apostles (3 credits)  

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

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 Epistle to the 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 the 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 the Corinthians (3 credits) 

 An exegetical study of Corinthians, 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 synonymic 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 how we study Bible for understand of both the Old and New Testament.

NT 420. The Revelation (3 credits)

This course is designed to guide the student in a study of the final and somewhat unique book of the canon, namely, Revelation. Special emphasis will be placed on the genre issue, the different hermeneutical approaches to the book, crucial interpretive issues, the book’s literary structure and artistry, and its distinctively high Christology. We will also discuss the important question of teaching and applying the book in our present-day, apocalyptically fearful/sensitive setting. 

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