Bibl,e Exposition


Chair: John C. Hutchison , Ph.D. FACULTY Professor: Kurtaneck, Pierce Associate Professors: Flory, Hutchison , Luter, Rae , Russell OBJECTIVES While the entire seminary cunicu­ lum contributes to the exposition of Scripture, it is the purpose of this depart­ ment I) to focus on foundational prin­ ciples and procedures of sound Bible study, especially interpretation and application; 2) to overview and suivey the Old and New Testaments to estab­ lish a wider biblical frame of reference; and 3) to srudy in depth selected biblical books and subjects, modeling expository methodology and preparing srudents for effective expository ministry. Key intro­ ductory and critical issues dealing with both Old and New Testaments will also be treated, as well as relevant data from the original languages. COURSES BE 517 Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods (3) A study of principles for sound inter­ pretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules and specialized princi­ ples for the various biblical genre and phenomena. A presentation of vari­ ous approaches to studying the Bible. Required of M.Div. and M.A. students. BE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi (3) A broad suivey of the Old Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues , relevant back­ ground, major themes and divisions, and crucial problems. Required of M.Div. and M.A. students. BE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation (3) Ageneral overview of the New Testa­ ment books, including selected intro­ ductory and critical issues, relevant back­ ground, major themes and divisions, and crucial problems . Required of M.Div. and M.A. srudents. BE 530 Elementary Principles of the Biblical Languages (3) Basic principles of language that are foundational to interpreting the bibli­ cal text. Overview of the structure of the biblical languages, evaluation of theories of Bible translation, and instruction in the use of various tools based on the original languages. The course will aid the student in under­ standing issues that arise in interpreta-

tion because of the original languages. Required of M.A. (B/ TS) students. BE 602 Genesis (2) An exposition , with an emphasis on important critical and contemporary issues, and biblical theology, especially the Abrahamic Covenant. Elective BE 608 Matthew (2) An exposition , emphasizing back­ ground issues, purpose, structure , and interpretation of narrative litera­ ture. Elective BE 610 Romans (2) An exposition , emphasizing back­ ground issues , purpose, structure , development of the argument , and theological contributions. Elective. BE 722 Directed Research (1-2) Guided research in some biblical area relating to exposition , according to the student's need and relevancy to ministry. Elective. BE 725 Messianic Prophecy (2) Selected major Messianic prophecies in their progressive unfolding in the Old Testament and fulfillment in the New Testament. Prerequisite: BE 519,520. Elective. BE 726 Exposltlonal Methodology in Daniel and Revelation (3) Application of expositional method to selected passages from Daniel and Rev­ elation. Discussion of crucial back­ ground and critical issues, book struc­ tures, interpretive difficulties, practical implications and various approaches to expounding the text of each book. Required of M.Div. program. Sug­ gested elective for M.A. program. BE 731 Exposition of Did Testament Segments or Themes (2·3)* BE 732 Exposition of New Testament Segments or Themes (2-3)* BE 733 Biographical Exposition of Selected Biblical Figures (2)* ~hese electives will be offered in cycle, with the breadth of the scope of each offering determined by: I) the expertise of available faculty; 2) current issues of scholarly and practical importance; and 3) balance in regard to recent offerings. BE 740 Advanced Hermeneutics (2) Aseminar focusing on advanced prin­ ciples, practice and current issues of biblical interpretation and applica­ tion. Prerequisite: BE 517.

BE 741 Issues in Biblical Exposition (2) A seminar focusing on selected tech­ nical and practical issues in the field of biblical exposition. Prerequisite: BE 726. BE 743 Biblical Geography (2) Apresentation of the cultural develop­ ment of the Holy Land and nations of the Fertile Crescent in relation to Israel , the strategic location of the Holy Land, the climate and topography, and the location of important place names. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. BE 801 Parables (2) A suivey of the parables in the Bible with special emphasis on the parables of Christ, rules governing their inter­ pretation and their dispensational import and application in modern preaching. Elective for Th.M. srudents; others by departmental permission. BE 802 Miracles (2) A srudy of the miracles of Christ, their setting, interpretation , dispensational significance and application in modern preaching. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. BE 805 Biblical Chronology (2) A suivey of problems in chronology throughout Scripture with special emphasis given to more crucial areas, such as Genesis I, the judges and the kings, and matters relating to Christ. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. BE 806 Bible Exposition Seminar (2-3) Special course work for BE majors who wish to study a particular area of Bible exposition. Elective for Th.M. srudents. BE 807 Exposition of Central Prophetic Passages (2) Aspecial concentration on exposition of selected prophecies with regard to culture, views and the integration of the passages with an overall biblical picture. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. BE 842 The Use of the Did Testament in the New (2) A seminar concentrating on the phe­ nomena, interpretation, and significance of selected Old Testament quotations and allusions found in the New Testa­ ment Prerequisites: NT 604, OT 604. BE 880 Directed Research (1-4) Supervised research in selected areas of Biblical studies. Elective for Th.M. students.

BE 891-892 Research Seminar (3,2) Discussion and application of the cen­ tral areas of Bible Exposition research and related fields of study. Instruction in research, including the identification of a problem, the steps undertaken to resolve a problem, and writing the results. Required for the first semester of the Th.M. (B.E.) program. Asecond semester may be taken to continue research in the area of interest.

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