Florida Bible College of Tampa

Division of Biblical Studies

English Bible

BI 100 Read Through the Bible in 100 Days Semester Hours*: 1
A whole-Bible survey, carrying the students through the entire Word of God!

BI 101 John Semester Hours: 2
Verse by verse study stressing the life, miracles, and teachings of the Son of God, with practical application to daily Christian living and the needs of the personal worker.

BI 212 Galatians Semester Hours: 2
Verse by verse study emphasizing the clarity of the Gospel and Christian liberty.

BI 213/214 Major Prophets / Minor Prophets Semester Hours: 4
Examination of sixteen prophetic books in chronological order, detailing their messages, both historic and prophetic.

BI 232 Pastoral Epistles Semester Hours: 2
Examining the epistles to Timothy and Titus, and their teaching pertaining to the pastor and his work.

BI 252 Matthew Semester Hours: 2
Examination of the historical, theological, dispensational and practical importance of the first Gospel.

BI 272 Acts Semester Hours: 2
Analytical study of the book of Acts, and the early development of Christianity.

BI 301,302 New Testament Survey 1,2 Semester Hours: 6
Book by book overview of the New Testament, exposing the structure and content of each along with historical, political and geographical background.

BI 311 Pentateuch Semester Hours: 2
Thorough survey of the Mosaic books, examining history, purpose and content, and developing their application to the 21st century.

BI 312 Romans Semester Hours: 2
Detailed analysis of Paul’s development of the doctrine of redemption – righteousness by faith.

BI 322 Thessalonian Epistles Semester Hours: 2
These earliest books of the Apostle Paul, examined in detail for encouragement and instruction from these, among the first to know NT church life.

BI 331,332 Apocalyptic Books Semester Hours: 4
Careful, interpretive course on the book of Revelation, drawing in large portions of Daniel, Ezekiel, and other books dealing with the last times.

BI 334 Hebrews Semester Hours: 2
Careful analysis, including close examination of types, difficult passages, and devotional truths in this letter.

BI 351 General Epistles Semester Hours: 2
The "General Epistles" were not addressed specifically. This study includes: James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Jude. (Hebrews is a separate course.)

BI 371,372 Historical Books 1,2 Semester Hours: 4
Following the history of the nation of Israel through study of the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

BI 401,402 Old Testament Survey 1,2 Semester Hours: 6
The whole Old Testament is reviewed, with attention paid to authorship, date, historical setting as well as contents of each of the 39 books.

BI 420 Book Study: _____________ Semester Hours: 2
In-depth and inductive individual study of some book of the Bible, for the combined purposes of learning that book, and putting into practice methodology from previous courses. May be repeated for credit (different books).

BI 431 Corinthians Semester Hours: 2
Paul’s case-study of the problems of the local church, with analysis of proper handling of questions of Christian conduct.

BI 451 Prison Epistles Semester Hours: 3
Careful analysis of the letters to the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians, and Philemon. Paul’s development of doctrine and its practical application to Christian character and conduct.

BI 452 Life of Christ Semester Hours: 2
Study of Mark and Luke, examining the content and the contrasts between the various portraits of the Saviour in these Gospels.

BI 471,472 Poetical Books 1,2 Semester Hours: 4
The study of the poetical “wisdom” books includes survey of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations.

Biblical Languages

BL 110 Introduction to Biblical Languages Semester Hours: 1
An introduction to the Greek and Hebrew texts of the Bible, the development of these languages, and their usefulness to the student, with a practical examination of the study tools available.

BL 211,212 Elements of New Testament Greek 1,2 Semester Hours: 6
An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the basic grammar and syntax of Biblical Greek as a preparation for exegetical study of the Greek New Testament.

BL 321,322 Greek Exegesis 1,2 Semester Hours: 4
Further study of syntax and grammar focusing on exegetical methods and an introduction to textual criticism. Exegetical practice on the New Testament.

BL 421,422 Elements of Biblical Hebrew Semester Hours: 6
A beginning course in Hebrew grammar and syntax to equip the student to approach the text of the Hebrew Old Testament.


TH 111,112 Bible Doctrine 1,2 Semester Hours: 6
Careful study of theology, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, angelology & eschatology.

TH 131 Spiritual Life Semester Hours: 2
Basic Biblical study and explanation of the elements of the Christian life, emphasizing faith, and daily obedience to the Holy Spirit.

TH 132 Biblical Introduction Semester Hours: 2
Acquainting the student with the background of the Bible – history of the canon, various manuscripts, versions, and the inspiration of the Bible.

TH 151 Christian Evidences Semester Hours: 2
The case for Biblical Christianity; evidences for the existence of God, internal evidences of the divine authorship of the Bible, and practical applications to personal evangelism.

TH 152/172 Ethics (Men) / Values (Women) Semester Hours: 2
These parallel courses are seminars on personal development including integrity, ethics, values, motivations, leadership, standards, and Christian graces.

TH 231 Bible Study Methods Semester Hours: 2
Dual purpose course designed to equip the student with sound methods for his personal study, and to train him to lead others through these approaches in group Bible study.

TH 232 Uniquely You – Personalizing Your Faith Semester Hours: 1
Introduction to your own personality, and evaluation of how you best fit into life and ministry.

TH 252 Bible Customs & Geography Semester Hours: 2
Survey of the cultural and geographical settings of Bible times, in order to illuminate Biblical interpretation and understanding.

TH 311 Hermeneutics Semester Hours: 3
Proper principles of Biblical interpretation. Examination of dispensations, covenants, progressive revelation, and prophetic perspectives.

TH 312 Contemporary Theology Semester Hours: 2
Survey of recent thought and trends in theology and ministry, comparing and contrasting various movements with Biblical theology and practices.

TH 320 Unseen World Semester Hours: 2
Bible teaching on angels, Satan, and demons, with examination of the current occupation with astrology, mysticism, witchcraft, and the occult.

TH 340 The Bible and Science Semester Hours: 2
Examination of the scientific accuracy of the Bible where it touches on the areas of biology, geology, physics, meteorology, chemistry, and astronomy. True science contrasted with science falsely so-called.

TH 360 Archaeology and the Bible Semester Hours: 2
A look at the evolving understanding of the science of archaeology, and the unchanging Word of God; includes evidences of ancient civilizations, dating methods.

TH 411,412 Systematic Theology 1,2 Semester Hours: 8
In-depth presentation of theology in its nine-fold divisions: Bibliology, Theology proper, Angelology, Anthropology, Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology.

TH 420 Independent Doctrinal Study:_______________ Semester Hours: 2
In-depth study of an assigned theological topic for the purpose of putting into practice that which has been learned in previous courses, and producing a study of lasting value to the student and those to whom he will minister.

TH 432 Apologetics Semester Hours: 2
The defense of biblical Christianity, analyzing the background and development of current attacks, and their refutation.

*One semester-hour is equal to one fifty-minute class-period meeting each week for at least fifteen weeks.

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