This course is a descriptive survey of the historical books of the Old Testament. The background, structure, content and theology of each book will be examined. Political, social and religious developments in Israel during the period covered by these books will be noted in order to understand Israel's distinctive religious development and the historical and theological background from which Christianity arose.
Biblical Hermeneutics is the science for discovering, establishing, and systematically setting forth the proper rules for the interpretation of Scripture. Thus, Hermeneutics is the science and art of Biblical interpretation. It provides the theories and rules which are to be applied to Scripture. The aim of this discipline is to lead interpreters to understand the message of a text as it was written to its first readers and then to relate that message cross-culturally to its 20th Century readers. Hermeneutics concerns itself with 3 major aspects: 1) historical and cultural background, 2) grammar, and 3) literary genre.
This is a study of the background, message and theology of the book of Acts.We will trace the geographical and chronological expansion of the Church from its Jerusalem‑Judean base to Rome, analysing the major reasons for its growth and endeavouring to apply these to the contemporary local church. Special attention will be given to the doctrine and implications of Holy Spirit baptism. Practical spiritual principles that can enrich the student's life and ministry will be noted.
This course presents an overview of the first five books of the Old Testament which are referred to as the "Pentateuch" or "Torah." These books reveal the origins of the world and of man, as well as the historical, theological, and legal or covenantal foundations for the faith of Israel and ultimately for the New Testament church.
This course is a study of the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Background information like authorship, occasion for their writing, themes, and purposes for the writing of each of the three gospels will be discussed, as well as a consideration of the methods Jesus used in presenting His message to the hearers. A comparison and contrast of what the Gospel writers say about issues of concern and a development of the major teachings presented in the three Gospels will be made.
Old Testament Survey deals with the work of God in the Old Testament with relation to man. After a brief introductory view of the Old Testament, each of the first thirty-nine books of the Bible is studied, discussed, and applied to the student's life and ministry.
This course seeks to introduce a panoramic view of the New Testament by presenting: the chronological sequence of the writing of its books and its events, its significant geographical information, its principal characters, and outline and a synopsis of the content of its books, and its outstanding doctrines, passages, terms and events.