Biblical Languages (NT & OT)

NT521 – Greek 1 - Grammar. Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.  Recognizing the importance of using the original language for the interpretation of the New Testament, you will begin to gain a foundational knowledge of Greek. You will learn a portion of  the essentials of grammar and an adequate vocabulary by covering the noun and indicative verb systems. (3 credits)

NT522 – Greek 2 - Grammar & Reading. Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.  Prerequisite: NT521.  ( 3 credits)

NT523 – Greek 3 - Syntax and Reading. Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.   Prerequisite: NT522. (2 credits)

NT524 – Greek 4 - Exegesis.  Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.  In this course students will learn and apply the principles of exegesis to a specific Greek texts including the book of Philemon .  Prerequisite: NT523. (2 credits)

NT555 - Exegesis - Hope as Exiles: 1 Peter.  Lectures By:  Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D.   This course is an exegetical/expository study of 1 Peter, with attention to the Greek language, theological themes, literary structure, hermeneutical issues, and relationship to other parts of the Bible. Emphasis will also be placed on practical relevance for society, the church, and church ministry/leadership. Prerequisite: NT523; Recomended: NT 524. (2 credits)

OT521 – Hebrew 1 - Grammar.  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)

OT522 – Hebrew 2 - Grammar & Reading. Lectures By:  Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D.  Prerequisite: OT521.  (3 credits)

OT523 – Hebrew 3 - Syntax and Reading. Lectures By:  Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D.  Prerequisite: OT522. (2 credits)

OT524 – Hebrew 4 - 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: OT523. (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: OT523; Recomended: OT 524. (2 credits)