Biblical Languages (NT & OT)

NT511 – Greek Grammar. Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.  Recognizing the importance of using the original language for the interpretation of the New Testament, you will gain a foundational knowledge of Greek. You will learn the essentials of grammar and an adequate vocabulary by reading various portions of New Testament literature. 3 credits.

NT512 – Greek Reading and Syntax. Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.  Building upon the foundation of grammar and vocabulary, you will learn the basic syntax of Koine Greek. Selected Greek texts will be read and translated. The focus will be on grammatical analysis, theological thinking, and other various Greek language issues. Prerequisite: NT511. 3 credits.

NT513 – Greek Exegesis.  Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.  In this course students will learn and apply the principles of exegesis to a specific Greek text. Prerequisite: NT512. 2 credits.

OT511 – Introducing the Foundation of Hebrew Exegesis. Lectures By:  Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. Recognizing the importance of using the original language for the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible you gain a foundational knowledge of Hebrew. You will learn the essentials of grammar and an adequate vocabulary in order to read various portions of Hebrew Bible. 3 credits.

OT512 – Hebrew Reading and Syntax. Lectures By:  Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. Building upon the foundation of grammar and vocabulary, you will finish the grammar of Biblical Hebrew and learn the basic syntax of Biblical Hebrew. Selected Hebrew texts will be read and translated. The focus will be on grammatical analysis, theological thinking, and other various Hebrew language issues. Prerequisite: OT511. 3 credits.

OT513 – Hebrew Exegesis.  Lectures By:  Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D.  In this course, students will learn and apply the principles of exegesis to the book of Malachi. Prerequisite: OT512. 2 credits.

OT530 – Exegesis of Micah.  Lectures By:  Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D.  In this study, we will look at how the message of the book fits in with the overall message of the Scriptures. We will answer the questions: How should we structure the book? What is its coherence? What are the themes? Why does it seem so fragmentary? In this course, will examine the book of Micah in its canonical, historical, theological and literary contexts. The class will work through the exegesis of the text, applying the results of careful exegesis, literary analysis and the information from various commentaries and scholarly literature. Prerequisite: OT513. 2 credits.