Biblical Literature

BLS 501E - Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. This initial course in biblical literature lays a foundation for the further study of the Bible by introducing the biblical covenants and God’s kingdom program. Our examination of the Pentateuch will focus on the great attributes of God. The historical books will show how God works among His people. We will conclude with a consideration of the practical lessons found in the Wisdom Books and Psalms. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.

BLS 501X - Interpreting the Old Testament I: Genesis - 2 Samuel. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. This initial course in biblical literature lays a foundation for the further study of the Bible by introducing the biblical covenants and God’s kingdom program. Our examination of the Pentateuch will focus on the great attributes of God. The historical books will show how God works among His people. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BLS 501YE - Interpreting the Old Testament 2: 1 Kings Through Song of Solomon. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. This course continues our study of God’s work among the Israelite people, as related in the historical books. Our focus then shifts to a consideration of the practical lessons found in the Wisdom Books and Psalms. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BLS 502E - Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. In this course you will learn the historical background of each of the prophets and become acquainted with their distinctive contribution and modern relevance. After examining the prophecies concerning the Messiah, you will see how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Our focus in the Gospels will be on Matthew and John. You will study Jesus’ teachings, miracles, and parables with consideration given to present day application. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.

BLS 502XE - Interpreting the Old Testament 3: The Prophets. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. In this course you will learn the historical background of each of the prophets and become acquainted with their distinctive contribution and modern relevance. You will examine the prophecies concerning the Messiah, with a view to how they are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BLS 502YE - Interpreting the New Testament 1: The Gospels. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. In this course we will focus on the books of Matthew and John. We will see how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies, and will explore his teachings, miracles and parables. Special attention will be given to present day application of the Gospels. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BLS 503E - Interpreting Acts to Revelation. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Our focus in the early part of the course will be on the beginnings of the church. As we trace Paul’s life, we will study his letters in the order in which they were written, giving attention to the historical and cultural settings. Special focus will be given to Paul’s great teachings on salvation, justification, and sanctification. Our attention will then turn to the subject of eschatology as we examine the General Epistles and Revelation. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.

BLS 503XE - Interpreting the New Testament 2: Epistles 1. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Our focus in this course will be on the beginnings of the church. As we trace Paul’s life though the book of Acts, we will study his letters in the order in which they were written, giving attention to the historical and cultural settings. Special focus will be given to Paul’s great teachings on salvation, justification and sanctification. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BLS 503YE - Interpreting the New Testament 3: Epistles 2. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. This final course in our biblical literature survey covers the epistles written in the latter part of the apostolic period. These include Paul’s prison and pastoral epistles, the general epistles, and the book of Revelation. As we study these books, our focus will be on eschatology and the practical implications this material should have on our daily lives. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 506. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BLS 511E - Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon Survey. (Counseling Students Only) J. Carl Laney, Th.D. This initial course in biblical literature lays a foundation for the further study of the Bible by introducing the biblical covenants and God’s kingdom program. Our examination of the Pentateuch will focus on the great attributes of God. The historical books will show how God works among His people. We will conclude with a consideration of the practical lessons found in the Wisdom Books and Psalms. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 516. 2 credits.

BLS 512E - Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels Survey. (Counseling Students Only) J. Carl Laney, Th.D. In this course you will learn the historical background of each of the prophets and become acquainted with their distinctive contribution and modern relevance. After examining the prophecies concerning the Messiah, you will see how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Our focus in the Gospels will be on Matthew and John. You will study Jesus’ teachings, miracles, and parables with consideration given to present day application. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 516. 2 credits.

BLS 513E - Interpreting Acts to Revelation Survey. (Counseling Students Only) J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Our focus in the early part of the course will be on the beginnings of the church. As we trace Paul’s life, we will study his letters in the order in which they were written, giving attention to the historical and cultural settings. Special focus will be given to Paul’s great teachings on salvation, justification, and sanctification. Our attention will then turn to the subject of eschatology as we examine the General Epistles and Revelation. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: DBS 516. 2 credits.

BLS 527E - Theology of the Psalms. Ray Lubeck, D.Theol. Throughout the history of Judaism and the Church, the book of Psalms has occupied a special place within the lives of believers. In the Psalms we find encouragement, comfort, hope, and inspiration as they express the whole range of human experience and emotions. But that’s not all. More recent interpretation of the Psalms, in conjunction with very ancient methods, is reopening whole new vistas in how to read the Psalms. In this class we will explore these ancient/new strategies in order to gain some striking insights into the teachings of this very familiar book. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BLS 535E - Life of Christ. J. Carl Laney, Th.D. The life of Jesus Christ is the very foundation of biblical Christianity. This course is devoted to the study of the life and teachings of Jesus as recorded in the four Gospels. We will focus on the major events and turning points in His ministry and provide an interpretation of His parables and discourses. The historical, cultural and geographical setting will provide a context for our interpretation and understanding of Jesus' ministry. 2 credits. 2 Learning Units.

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