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 102 NT Lucan Message 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  survey of the content of the message of the Gospel of Luke from the view point of the Gentiles. The course also seeks to equip future church leaders with skills for teaching the Gospel of Luke in the English Bible in the local church.

BI 109. NT John English Bible (3 credits)   

An optional credit course which provides a 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. (Previous number BI.209).

BI 110. NT Acts English Bible (3 credits)  

An optional credit course which provides a 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. (Previous number BI.210).

BI 111. NT Romans English Bible (3 credits)   

An optional credit course which provides a 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. (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)   

The course is to survey the backgrounds and language of the New Testament and the NT books as canon from a historical and theological perspective from Matthew to the Acts of the Apostles. (Previous number NT.300).

NT 201. Survey of the New Testament (II) (3 credits)  

The course is to survey the background and language of the New Testament and the NT books as canon from a historical and theological perspective from the Romans to the Revelation of NT. (Previous number NT.301).

NT 305. The Gospel of Matthew (3 credits)  

A preliminary exegetical examination of the Gospel of Matthew with concentration on exegetical methods 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)  

A preliminary exegetical study of the text of Mark, with attention to the interpretive problems and theology of the Gospel. It also includes exegesis of selected passages in the light of contemporary research. (Previous number NT.406).

NT 307. The Gospel of Luke (3 credits)

A preliminary analytical study of the 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) 

An elementary survey and critique of the historical-critical investigation of the Synoptic Gospels; including questions of special introduction; the earthly ministry and teaching of Jesus Christ; and the theology of the Gospels (Matthew, Make, Luke). (Previous number NT.409).

NT 310. Gospel of John (3 credits) 

An elementary exegetical study of the Fourth Gospel with emphasis on the literary structure and on the author’s use of the Old Testament themes. (Previous number NT.410).

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

An elementary exegetical study of the  Acts of the Apostles with the following issues; origin, history of interpretation and preaching, and teaching of Acts.  (Previous number NT.411).

NT 411 The Epistles of Peter    

An elementary exegetical study of the texts of the First and Second Epistles of Peter, with special attention to the theological and ethical emphases, and the historical backgrounds of the epistles.

NT 412. Pauline Epistles (3 credits) 

The course is a general study of the historical situations and dates of Pauline Epistles with a biblical-theological examination of prominent themes in the teaching of the Pauline Epistles.

NT 413. The Epistle to the Romans (3 credits)   

The course examines the questions of special introduction with exegesis of selected passages with a view to establishing the structure and distinctive themes of the entire Epistle.

NT 414. The Epistle to the Galatians (3 credits) 

The course is to examine the texts in light of the central historical and theological questions. Portions of the course will be conducted as a group research devoted to literary, hermeneutical, and biblical- theological issues.

NT 415. The 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 Corinthian Epistles (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 Christian life 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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