Scripture and Witness
Courses

Scripture and Witness shieldReliance upon the Scripture as the Word of God and the indispensable role of biblical truth for faith and ministry; communication of the message of the Bible centered in the proclaimed gospel, addressed in relevant terms to contemporary culture, and reflected in the tasks of preaching, teaching, and witness.

Course NumberNameDescriptionCredits
1098277SWBIT5111Biblical InterpretationAn introduction to the nature of the Bible, the definition of and need for hermeneutics, a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches, the principles of a grammatical-historical-theological-practical approach, and case studies of biblical passages that illustrate the principles.2
1098313SWBIT5211Biblical BackgroundsA study of the geography, history, and archaeology of the biblical world intended to provide a cultural and chronological framework for further study of both the Old and New Testaments.2
1098325SWBIT5213Jewish and Hellenistic Backgrounds to the New TestamentAn examination of Jewish and Graeco-Roman society and culture, history, literature, philosophies, and religious beliefs and practices, as it provides background to the study of the writings of the New Testament.2
1098337SWBIT5214Holy Land SurveyThis course surveys the Holy Land through visits to traditional historical sites in Israel coupled with lectures related to the history and geography of Israel from the time of the Exodus to the first century C.E.2
1098349SWBLA4211Elementary Greek ITwo accelerated courses combined as an introduction to the Greek language in preparation for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*3
1098373SWBLA4212Elementary Greek IITwo accelerated courses combined as an introduction to the Greek language in preparation for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*3
1098403SWBLA5011Introduction to Biblical LanguagesAn introduction to the elementary characteristics of the biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek, including the alphabets, basic grammatical forms, essential vocabulary, and the linguistic tools available to study biblical texts.2
1098421SWBLA5111Old Testament Hebrew IThe fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098433SWBLA5112Old Testament Hebrew IIThe fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098445SWBLA5113Old Testament Hebrew IIIThe fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1709444SWBLA5114UgariticThis course will consist of the reading of Ugaritic texts, systematic vocabulary acquisition, and the mastery of certain aspects of the morphology (verb paradigms, noun paradigms), phonology, and syntax of the Ugaritic language. Substantial attention will also be given to comparative philology (e.g., thus providing a window into Hebrew and Aramaic). Substantial emphasis will be placed each class period on the vocalization of the text.2
1098457SWBLA5211New Testament Greek IAdvanced grammar with exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Three consecutive terms must be taken to receive credit for this course. Student should stay in the same section for all three terms. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098487SWBLA5212New Testament Greek IIAdvanced grammar with exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Three consecutive terms must be taken to receive credit for this course. Student should stay in the same section for all three terms. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098517SWBLA5213New Testament Greek IIIAdvanced grammar with exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Three consecutive terms must be taken to receive credit for this course. Student should stay in the same section for all three terms. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1635206SWBLA5311Biblical Languages IThe purpose of this course is to introduce the student to Biblical Hebrew (HB). This course includes a basic introduction to the Hebrew language, emphasizing understanding the basic building blocks (alphabet, elements of the verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and other ancillary parts of speech) of a sentence as well as syntax. The use of language resources and tools will be covered so that each student will be able to use these tools in doing exegesis in both languages.2
1635212SWBLA5312Biblical Languages IIThe purpose of this course is to introduce the student to Biblical Koiné Greek (GNT). This course includes a basic introduction to the Greek language, emphasizing understanding the basic building blocks (alphabet, elements of the verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and other ancillary parts of speech) of a sentence as well as syntax. The use of language resources and tools will be covered so that each student will be able to use these tools in doing exegesis in both languages.2
1098595SWBLI5111Old Testament IAn introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. Pentateuch, Joshua, and Judges.2
1098631SWBLI5112Old Testament IIAn introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The historical books from Ruth through Esther, and the Wisdom Literature from Job through the Song of Solomon.2
1098661SWBLI5113Old Testament IIIAn introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The prophetic books from Isaiah through Malachi.2
1098685SWBLI5120The Book of GenesisAn exegetical study of Genesis designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098691SWBLI5121Genesis 1-11An exegetical study of Genesis 1-11 designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098697SWBLI5123ExodusAn exegetical study of Exodus designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098703SWBLI5127RuthAn exegetical study of Ruth designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message.  Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098709SWBLI5133The Book of PsalmsAn exegetical study of Psalms designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1644602SWBLI5134Survey of Wisdom LiteratureA study of the development of Israel's wisdom movement from its beginning (clan wisdom) to its codification (royal wisdom). A close reading of Job, Proverbs, selected wisdom Psalms, and Ecclesiastes will constitute the biblical text for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their role and formation -in terms of their significance for wisdom theology- within Israel.2
1098715SWBLI5138IsaiahAn exegetical study of Isaiah designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history distinctive literary traits the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098721SWBLI5139JeremiahAn exegetical study of Jeremiah designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history distinctive literary traits the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098727SWBLI5142Amos-HoseaAn exegetical study of Hosea, Joel, and Amos designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1261975SWBLI5143Eighth-Century Old Testament ProphetsA study of the rise and development of the Hebrew prophecy within Israel. A close reading of Amos, Hosea, Micah and selected portions of Isaiah along with historical narrative (1 Kings 17-2, Kings 13- the Elijah and Elisha narratives) will constitute the biblical text for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their role and formation- in terms of their significance of prophecy- within Israel and Judah.2
1338799SWBLI5144Seventh-Century Old Testament ProphetsA study of the continuance of the prophetic movement within Judah and the further development of Hebrew prophecy. A close reading of Joel, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah with selected portions of Isaiah (40-66), and Jeremiah will constitute the biblical text for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their role and formation- in terms of their significance of prophecy- within Judah.2
1338805SWBLI5145Sixth-Century Old Testament ProphetsA study of the continuance of the prophetic movement within Judah and the further development of Hebrew prophecy. Attention will be given to the prophetic movement during the pre and post-exilic movement. Therefore, a close reading of selected portions of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi are presented. These prophets will constitute the biblical text portion for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their contributions to the nature and theology of the exilic and restoration period.2
1098739SWBLI5146Haggai Zechariah MalachiAn exegetical study of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098745SWBLI5160Theology of the Old TestamentThis course defines Old Testament theology and surveys the various scholarly approaches used to develop Old Testament theologies since the Enlightenment, examines the historical narrative of the Old Testament in order to discern important theological ideas and themes, and examines the possible relationships between the Old and New Testaments in order to assess the relevance and use of the Old Testament within the New Testament church.2
1098751SWBLI5211New Testament IAn introduction to the Gospels. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.2
1098799SWBLI5212New Testament IIAn introduction to Acts and the Pauline Letters. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.2
1098835SWBLI5213New Testament IIIAn introduction to the General Letters and Revelation. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.2
1098859SWBLI5220MatthewAn exegetical study of Matthew designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098871SWBLI5221MarkAn exegetical study of Mark designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098877SWBLI5222LukeAn exegetical study of Luke designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098889SWBLI5223JohnAn exegetical study of John designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098907SWBLI5224ActsAn exegetical study of Acts designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098925SWBLI5225RomansAn exegetical study of Romans designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098949SWBLI52261 CorinthiansAn exegetical study of 1 Corinthians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098967SWBLI5228GalatiansAn exegetical study of Galatians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098991SWBLI5230PhilippiansAn exegetical study of Philippians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099009SWBLI52321 and 2 ThessaloniansAn exegetical study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will begiven to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099021SWBLI5233Pastoral EpistlesAn exegetical study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099027SWBLI5234Book of HebrewsAn exegetical study of Hebrews designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099033SWBLI5235JamesAn exegetical study of James designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099039SWBLI5236The Petrine EpistlesAn exegetical study of 1 and 2 Peter designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099045SWBLI5237Johannine EpistlesAn exegetical study of 1, 2, and 3 John designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099057SWBLI5238RevelationAn exegetical study of Revelation designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099081SWBLI5239Prison EpistlesAn exegetical study of Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099093SWBLI5240The Parables of JesusAn exegetical study of the parables of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the texts themselves: their historical-cultural context, distinctive literary traits, theological significance, and application of their truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099105SWBLI5260Theology of the New TestamentA study of the nature, history, and methods of New Testament theology emphasizing the biblical contexts and their central themes. Primary attention will be given to the exegesis of key texts in their respective biblical contexts relating to God, creation, redemption, and eschatology. The study focuses on the core of biblical theology and Christian preaching, moreover it emphasizes and renews the Old Testament roots of Christian faith as proclaimed by Jesus and his earliest followers. New Testament elective courses feature the reading of selected portions or books of the New Testament in English translation. They seek to interpret the primary writings of the New Testament canon at an intensive level, emphasizing the historical intention of the text and its theological message. These courses require no competence in the Greek New Testament.2
1099117SWBLI5261Biblical Perspectives on Contemporary Views of JesusAn examination of historical reliability of the canonical Gospels in light of recent skepticism about the uniqueness of Jesus and the reliability of the New Testament (e.g., Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code or Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus).2
1099123SWBLI5262New Testament EschatologyAn exegetical study of the central New Testament texts related to eschatology designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow or argument, the theological relationship to other eschatological texts, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1780052SWBLI5263Theology of PaulTheology of Paul2
1099147SWBLI7252Paul2
1099153SWBLI7254New Testament Gospels2
1099171SWBPR5111Biblical Preaching IA study of the principles of sermon construction: the interpretation of text, the formulation of idea, the definition of objective, the development of material, the arrangement of structure, the improvement of style, and the preaching of the sermon.2
1099207SWBPR5112Biblical Preaching IIA study and practice of the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of the sermon. Sermons will be prepared and delivered. Components of sermon delivery will be studied and practiced for improvement. A lifelong strategy for self-evaluation and critique of sermon content and delivery will be practiced.2
1099225SWBPR5211Narrative in Biblical and Cultural ContextsUnderstanding the role narrative plays in shaping cultures, worldview, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Particular attention is given to the way the overarching biblical narrative and individual biblical stories can interact with various cultures to bring transformation in individuals, churches, and communities.2
1099231SWBPR5212Using Biblical Storytelling in Church and CommunityDeveloping skill in selecting, preparing, and telling biblical stories to communicate Scriptural truth effectively in a particular church, cultural group or other ministry context. Two Units. Prerequisite: SWBPR 5211 Narrative in Biblical and Cultural Contexts.2
1099543SWSEM7101NT Interpretation of OT Seminar2
1099549SWSEM7201Scripture and Witness Disciplinary Seminar I2
1099555SWSEM7202Scripture and Witness Disciplinary Seminar II2
1099561SWSEM7203Scripture and Witness Disciplinary Seminar III2

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