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 141,142 Prophetic Survey, Daniel & Revelation 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 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 221 Johannine Epistles Semester Hours: 2
Exegetical and practical study of First, Second, and Third John
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 332 Hebrews Semester Hours: 2
Careful analysis, including close examination of types, difficult passages, and devotional truths in this letter.
BI 342 Glimpses of Revelation Semester Hours: 2
Topical and preactical studies through the book of Revelation
BI 351 General Epistles Semester Hours: 3
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 362 Glimpses of Daniel Semester Hours: 2
Topical and practical studies through the book of Daniel
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 Senior 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: 3
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 110Introduction to Biblical LanguagesSemester 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 211,212Elements of New Testament Greek 1,2Semester Hours: 3/3
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 321,322Greek Exegesis 1,2Semester Hours: 2/2
Further study of syntax and grammar focusing on exegetical methods and an introduction to textual criticism. Exegetical practice on the New Testament.
BL 421,422Elements of Biblical HebrewSemester Hours: 6
A beginning course in Hebrew grammar and syntax to equip the student to approach the text of the Hebrew Old Testament.
BL 441,442Further Studies in Biblical HebrewSemester Hours: 2/2
Further study of syntax and grammar focusing on exegetical methods; exegetical practices in the Old Testament.
TH 111,112Bible Doctrine 1,2Semester Hours: 6
Careful study of theology, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, angelology & eschatology.
TH 121,122HermeneuticsSemester Hours: 6
Proper principles of Biblical interpretation. Examination of dispensations, covenants, progressive revelation, and prophetic perspectives.
TH 131Spiritual LifeSemester Hours: 2
Basic Biblical study and explanation of the elements of the Christian life, emphasizing faith, and daily obedience to the Holy Spirit.
TH 132How We Got Our BibleSemester 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 151Christian EvidencesSemester 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 152/172Manhood (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 231Bible Study MethodsSemester 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 232Uniquely You – Personalizing Your FaithSemester Hours: 1
Introduction to your own personality, and evaluation of how you best fit into life and ministry.
TH 252Bible Customs & GeographySemester Hours: 2
Survey of the cultural and geographical settings of Bible times, in order to illuminate Biblical interpretation and understanding.
TH 311Advanced HermeneuticsSemester Hours: 2
Applying proper principles of Biblical interpretation. Examination of dispensations, covenants, progressive revelation, and prophetic perspectives. (For pastoral students, a lab course in proper Bible interpretation)
TH 312Contemporary TheologySemester Hours: 2
Survey of recent thought and trends in theology and ministry, comparing and contrasting various movements with Biblical theology and practices.
TH 320Unseen WorldSemester Hours: 2
Bible teaching on angels, Satan, and demons, with examination of the current occupation with astrology, mysticism, witchcraft, and the occult.
TH 340,350Science and the Bible 1,2Semester Hours: 2/2
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 360Archaeology and the BibleSemester 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 411,412Systematic Theology 1,2Semester Hours: 8
In-depth presentation of theology in its nine-fold divisions: Bibliology, Theology proper, Angelology, Anthropology, Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology.
TH 420Senior 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 432ApologeticsSemester 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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