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Nazarene Bible College

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BIB2003 - Biblical Interpretation

Course Description

An introductory study of the principles of biblical hermeneutics. Emphasis is given to the methods and tools applied to the exegetical study of the Bible. An exegetical paper is required in this course. Prerequisites: Introduction to the Old Testament or Introduction to the New Testament, and English Composition II. (Both Old and New Testaments are strongly recommended.) This course is a prerequisite for all Bible classes numbered 2000 and above.

Course Objectives

The following are intended learning outcomes specific to this course:

  1. Appreciate the advantages of a historical critical approach to the study of the Scriptures
  2. Become familiar with resource materials for biblical study
  3. Learn a proper format and content for writing an exegetical paper
  4. Practice the various elements of an exegetical investigation of a biblical text (historical, social, literary, textual, grammatical, and theological)
  5. Consider the application of exegetical study to practical exposition

The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:

  1. Ability to describe the development of the canon and the historical and theological influences resulting in contemporary translations (CN-5)
  2. Ability to exegete a passage of Scripture using contextual, literary, and theological analysis (CN-6)

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to the Old Testament or Introduction to the New Testament, and English Composition II. (Both Old and New Testaments are strongly recommended.)

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