New Testament Bible Studies (NBST)

New Testament Bible Studies (NBST)

NBST 800  New Testament Backgrounds  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 700 and BIBL 715

A study of the peoples, movements, and cultures surrounding the world of the New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of background material on the exposition of key segments of the New Testament. Resources from Greco-Roman and Second Temple Jewish archaeological and literary discoveries are examined with attention given to their influence on informing the interpretation of the New Testament. Historiography within the first century world is explored with an emphasis on its impact upon the Gospels and Acts.

Offered: Online

NBST 815  Gospels  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 700 and BIBL 715

A study of select portions of the Gospels, including a treatment of introductory issues, aspects of historiography in the first century, hermeneutical principles regarding narrative literature and the diverse literary features within the Gospels, and a functional analysis of key interpretive issues in the study of the Gospels. The course engages with current evangelical scholarship on critical issues that relate to the study of the four gospels. Special emphasis is placed on biblical theological motifs within the Gospels, and expositional strategies to integrate standard exegesis with biblical theological awareness.

Offered: Online

NBST 830  Acts/Pauline Epistles  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 700 and BIBL 715

A study of select portions of the Gospels, including a treatment of introductory issues, aspects of historiography in the first century, hermeneutical principles regarding narrative literature and the diverse literary features within the Gospels, and a functional analysis of key interpretive issues in the study of the Gospels. The course engages with current evangelical scholarship on critical issues that relate to the study of the four gospels. Special emphasis is placed on biblical theological motifs within the Gospels, and expositional strategies to integrate standard exegesis with biblical theological awareness.

Offered: Online

NBST 845  General Epistles/Revelation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 700 and BIBL 715

A study of select portions of the General Epistles and the book of Revelation. The course provides a treatment of introductory issues, hermeneutical principles regarding epistolary and apocalyptic literature, and a functional analysis of key interpretive issues in the study of the General Epistles and Revelation. The course engages with current evangelical scholarship on critical issues that relate to the study of the General Epistles and Revelation, with attention given to the impact of theological systems on the interpretation of Revelation. Special emphasis is placed on biblical theological motifs within these books, and expositional strategies to integrate standard exegesis with biblical theological awareness.

Offered: Online

NBST 900  Intertestamental Period  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A seminar on the development of Jewish doctrine during the period between the Old and New Testaments. This seminar will focus on theological, philosophical, and political developments that set the stage for the coming of Christ in the first century. Areas of investigation could include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Apocrypha, or the writings commonly called Old Testament Pseudepigrapha.

NBST 910  Uses of the Old Testament in the New Testament  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study of the historical, exegetical, and theological issues related to the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, with special attention to the question of how the hermeneutics of the New Testament writers should impact Christian interpretation of Scripture.

Offered: Online

NBST 935  Theology of Paul  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A seminar examining the theological themes expressed in the epistles of the Apostle Paul.

Offered: Online

NBST 950  Special Topics in the New Testament  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study in a specific topic related to the New Testament. The emphasis in this study will be on directed reading and research in an area determined by the supervising instructor. This course allows a variation in approach and content and may be used to supplement areas already covered.

Offered: Online

NBST 968  Current Biblical and Theological Issues  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of biblical and theological issues of contemporary significance. Attention will be given to the present-day representatives along with their literature and influence upon current Christianity.

NBST 995  Directed Research in New Testament Biblical Studies  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Designed for the advanced student in good standing who has demonstrated an ability to work independently. The student will work with the instructor in developing a proposal for guided research in a specified area of the New Testament.

Offered: Online

NBST 997  Seminar in New Testament  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study in a specific subject of the New Testament. This course allows variation in the approach and content of the regular curriculum and often will be used by visiting professors.

Offered: Online

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