BE 733 Biographical Exposition of Selected Biblical Figures (2) *

BE 530 Elementary Principles of the Biblical La,nguages (3) Basic principles of language that are foundational to interpreting the biblical text. Overview of the structure of the biblical lan­ guages, evaluation of theories of Bible translation, and instruction in the use of var­ ious tools based on the original languages. The course will aid the student in under­ standing issues that arise in interpretation

Chair: A. Boyd Luter, Jr., Th.D.

FACULTY Professor: Hunter Associate Professors: Hutchison, Luter, Pierce Assistant Professor: Rae OBJECTIVES While the entire seminary curriculum contributes to the exposition of Scripture, it is the purpose of this department: 1) to focus on foundational principles and procedures of sound Bible study, especially interpretation and application; 2) to overview and survey the Old and New Testaments to establish a wider biblical frame of reference; and 3) to study in depth selected biblical books and subjects, modeling expository methodology and preparing students for effective exposito­ ry ministry. Key introductory and critical is­ sues dealing with both Old and New Testaments will also be treated, as well as rel­ evant data from the original languages. COURSES BE 517 Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods (3) A study of principles for sound interpreta­ tion and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules and specialized principles for the various bib­ lical genre and phenomena. A presentation of various approaches to studying the Bible. Required of M.Div. and MA students. BE 519 Survey ofGenesis-Malachi (3) A broad survey of the Old Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues, relevant background, major themes and divisions, and crucial problems. Attendance at on-campus Old Testament Walk-Through-the-Bible seminar required. Required of M.Div. and MA students. BE 520 Survey ofMatthew-Revelation (3) A general overview of the New Testament books, including selected intro­ ductory and critical issues, relevant back­ ground, major themes and divisions, and crucial problems. Attendance at an on-cam­ pus New Testament Walk-Through-the­ Bible seminar required. Required of M.Div. and MA students.

"111.ese electives will be offered in cycle, with the breadth of the scope of each offer­ ing determined by: 1) the expertise of avail­ able faculty; 2) current issues of scholarly and practical importance; and 3) balance in regard to recent offerings. BE 740 Advanced Hermeneutics (2) A seminar focusing on advanced princi­ ples, practice and current issues of biblical interpretation and application. Prerequisite: BE 517. BE 741 Issues in Biblical Exposition (2) A seminar focusing on selected technical and practical issues in the field of biblical ex­ position. Prerequisite: BE 726. BE 743 Biblical Geography (2) A presentation 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 cli­ mate and topography, and the location of im­ portant place names. Elective for Th.M. stu­ dents; others by departmental permission. BE 801 Parables (2) A survey of the parables in the Bible with special emphasis on the parables of Christ, rules governing their interpretation and their dispensational import and application in modern preaching. Elective forTh.M. stu­ dents; others by departmental permission. BE 802 Miracles (2) A study of the miracles of Christ, their setting, interpretation, dispensational signif­ icance and application in modern preach­ ing. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. BE 805 Biblical Chronology (2) A survey of problems in chronology throughout Scripture with special emphasis given to more crucial areas, such as Genesis 1, the judges and the kings, and matters re­ lating 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 ex­ position. Elective for Th.M. students.

because of the original languages. Required of MA (B/TS) students.

BE 602 Genesis (2) An exposition, with an emphasis on im­ portant critical and contemporary issues, and biblical theology, especially the Abrahamic Covenant. Elective BE 608 Matthew (2) An exposition, emphasizing background issues, purpose, structure, and interpreta­ tion of narrative literature. Elective BE 610 Romans (2) An exposition, emphasizing background issues, purpose, structure, development of the argument, and theological contribu­ tions. Elective. BE 722 Directed Research (1-2) Guided research in some biblical area re­ lating 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 NewTestament Prerequisite: BE 519, 520. Elective. BE 726 Expositional Methodology in Daniel and Revelation (3) Application of expositional method to se­ lected passages from Daniel and Revelation. Discussion of crucial background and criti­ cal issues, book structures, interpretive dif­ ficulties, practical implications and various approaches to expounding the text of each book. Required of M.Div. program. Suggested elective for MA program. BE 731 Exposition ofOld Testament Segments or Themes (2-3) * BE 732 Exposition ofNew Testament Segments or Themes (2-3) *

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