Biblical Studies Courses

This course is primarily designed to assist the student in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to determine the meaning of any biblical passages and to apply it authentically to a contemporary context. Upon the completion of this course, students should:

  • Apply interpretive principles learned in other classes in the study of biblical passages (e.g., setting, literary context, words, grammar, etc.).
  • Identify various genres (types of literature) in the Bible.
  • Understand the principles and methods appropriate for interpreting various genres in the Bible.
  • Explain the meaning of the following in their original setting and apply them appropriately to contemporary life: selected passages from Old Testament narratives, Old Testament poetry, Old Testament prophecy, Gospels, History, Epistles, and Revelation.
  • Desire to study the Bible seriously and to share the results of their study with others.

Old Testament Hebrew III

SWBLA 5113

The fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. Two Units each course. Total of Six Units.

Note: A PC computer with Windows 98/2000/NT/ME/XP/Vista/or Windows 7 operating system is required for this course. The software used in this course requires a PC operating system.

Old Testament Hebrew II


SWBLA 5112

The fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.

Two Units each course.

Total of Six Units.

Old Testament Hebrew I

SWBLA 5111

The fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.

Two Units each course.

Total of Six Units.

An overview of the social, political, societal, and religious backgrounds to the New Testament.  Special attention is paid to the Greco-Roman and Jewish cultures that confronted Jesus and his ministry and the growth of the Jesus movement through the end of the first century AD.