Biblical Studies (BIBL)

Biblical Studies (BIBL)

BIBL 104  Survey of Old and New Testament  4 Credit Hour(s)  

This survey course is designed to lay a foundational understanding of Scripture via a historical survey of the Old and New Testaments. The student will engage a range of learning activities related to the issues interacting with biblical literature, basic hermeneutical principles, key themes and persons of the canon, and the redemptive theme of scripture.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 105  Old Testament Survey  2 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to the authorship and contents of the Old Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places and events, as well as to key chapters in the Old Testament revelation.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 110  New Testament Survey  2 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to the authorship and contents of the New Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places, events, as well as to key chapters in the New Testament revelation.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 150  Genesis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive doctrinal and historical study of the text considering the related issues of chronology, creation, the fall, the flood, and the Patriarchal cultural setting. The lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph are given special attention for their practical value.

Note: Willmington School of the Bible course

Offered: Online

BIBL 160  Gospel of John  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A thorough investigation of the fourth Gospel, highlighting the person and work of Jesus Christ, God's own Son. Differences between this gospel and the synoptics will be considered.

Note: Willmington School of the Bible course

Offered: Online

BIBL 161  Romans  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A thorough consideration of Paul's theological masterpiece which forms a foundation for understanding the remaining epistles. Various doctrines that appear in this book will also be examined.

Note: Willmington School of the Bible course

Offered: Online

BIBL 162  Revelation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A comprehensive study of the Revelation. Particular emphasis is given to understanding the correct method of interpreting the book. The verse-by-verse study will be supplemented with historical, doctrinal, and eschatological materials. The primary method of information delivery will be through presentations, and reading and writing assignments.

Note: Willmington School of the Bible course

Offered: Online

BIBL 163  Hebrews  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive exegetical study of Hebrews. The course includes an investigation of the doctrines of Christ, especially His mediatorship and priesthood and the use of the Old Testament in this book. A verse-by-verse exposition will follow a brief study of authorship, background, destination and purpose.

Note: Willmington School of the Bible course

Offered: Online

BIBL 165  Acts  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the growth and development of the first century church as recorded by the accurate historian, Luke. Special attention will be given to the activity of the Holy Spirit in the ministries of Peter and Paul.

Note: Willmington School of the Bible course

Offered: Online

BIBL 205  Old Testament Life and Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A comprehensive study of the Old Testament: its historical setting and framework; its literary types; the theme, development and composition of its books; and the developing theological perspective of the Old Testament revelation.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 210  New Testament Life and Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A comprehensive study of the New Testament: its historical setting and framework; its literary types; the theme, development, and composition of its books; and the distinctive theological contributions of the various portions and authors of the New Testament revelation.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 311  Joshua thru Judges  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205)

A study of Israel's history during the time of conquest and settlement of Palestine. Cultural background factors, geographical information and homiletical possibilities in these books will be explored carefully.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 314  Old Testament Poetical Books  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introductory study of Old Testament poetry with an analysis, interpretation and application of the contents of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Lamentations.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 316  Isaiah  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210)

An analytical and exegetical study of the content of the book of Isaiah, with critical examination of its theological content and issues of interpretation. (Formerly BIBL 416).

Offered: Resident

BIBL 317  Minor Prophets  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205)

An expositional study of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. Each book will be covered from the historical and theological perspective in addition to devotional value.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 323  John  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205) or BIBL 104

An analytical and exegetical study of the Gospel of John with special emphasis on John's Christology that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 324  Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205)

An expositional study of I and II Timothy and Titus with emphasis on themes pertaining to the local church. Attention will be given to current issues which relate to selected controversial passages.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 330  Life of Christ  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 110)

The life of Jesus Christ on earth as seen in the Gospels will be studied thematically and chronologically in the light of its historical background, geographical setting, political situation, and religious conditions. Special emphasis will be given to His mission and message. Attention will also be given to current issues relating to the historical Jesus debate.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 350  Inductive Bible Study  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to the basic steps and tools involved in the inductive study of the Bible. The student will develop the skills to practice a methodical approach to the observation, interpretation, application, and correlation to Scripture.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 360  Methodical Study of Scripture  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110 and RLGN 301) or (BIBL 104 and RLGN 301)

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of biblical interpretation and hermeneutical procedures. The student will develop the skills to practice a methodical approach to the observation, interpretation, and application of the Scripture across its various genres.

Offered: Online

BIBL 364  Acts  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 110) or BIBL 104

Online Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or BIBL 104

A study of the growth and development of the first century Church as recorded by the accurate historian, Luke. Special attention will be given to the activity of the Holy Spirit in the ministries of Peter and Paul. (Formerly BIBL 424).

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 370  Logos Bible Software  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 or BIBL 205) and (BIBL 110 or BIBL 210)

A study of the Logos Bible Software program, focusing on how the program works, and how to retrieve information and use it in Bible study. Special attention will be given to the ability to navigate, customize, and search the software, and to prepare layouts, handouts, and Bible study materials.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 410  Genesis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205) or BIBL 104

Online Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or BIBL 104

An intensive doctrinal and historical study of the text considering the related issues of chronology, creation, the fall, the flood and the Patriarchal culture setting. The lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph are given special attention for their practical value.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 425  Romans  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205) or BIBL 104

Online Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 210 and BIBL 205) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205) or BIBL 104

An analytical and exegetical study of Romans, giving attention to the great doctrinal issues of condemnation, justification, sanctification, the place of Israel, and practical Christian living.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 430  The History of Ancient Israel  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 or BIBL 205) and (BIBL 110 or BIBL 210)

This course will provide a detailed survey of the history and geography of Israel from the time of the Patriarchs through Exodus, Conquest, Judges, Kings, the Babylonian Captivity, the Return and the Inter Testamental period. The study will also include a survey of the history, archaeology and culture of Israel's ancient geographical neighbors including the Canaanites, Philistines, Ammonites, Moabites, Edomites, Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 431  Israelology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 or BIBL 205) and (BIBL 110 or BIBL 210)

A systematic study of Israel and the Jewish People as a central and defining feature of biblical theology. Consideration will be given to the importance and central role of Israel's biblical covenant, Israel's relationship with the church, and Israel's future in the divine program.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 432  Messianic Prophecy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 or BIBL 205) and (BIBL 110 or BIBL 210)

A systematic study of the Hebrew prophecies of the Messiah and their fulfillment by Jesus of Nazareth primarily at His first coming but also as some relate to His second coming. Interaction with Jewish objections relating to Jesus' claim to be their Messiah will be examined along with those brought forth by Gentiles. Key Old Testament passages will be examined along with their New Testament fulfillment.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 433  The Jewish Temple in History and Prophecy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 or BIBL 205) and (BIBL 110 or BIBL 210)

This course is an introduction to the historical, archaeological, and theological significance of the Jewish Temple and its various forms in the Bible. (Crosslisted with GOVT 433)

Offered: Resident

BIBL 434  General Studies in Israel Seminary  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An onsite study of the history, archaeology, geography, religion and culture of ancient and modern Israel, through an extensive tour throughout the country. Including discussions of political history and theories on site and with people who experienced this history.

Note: This course is taught in the country of Israel. The student must register for the World of the Bible Study Tour online at: www.worldofthebible.com or by phone: (512) 396-3799.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 450  Daniel-Revelation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205) or BIBL 104

Online Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or BIBL 104

An expository treatment of the two major apocalyptic books of the Bible. The verse-by-verse study will be supplemented with historical, doctrinal and eschatological materials emphasizing the relationship of these two prophetic books.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 460  New Testament Theology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 or BIBL 205) and (BIBL 110 or BIBL 210)

This course will introduce the student to the major themes developed in the New Testament, including the centrality of God, Christology, Jesus' saving work, the Holy Spirit, sin, faith, law, the church, and eschatology. The goal is to understand the basic theological message of the New Testament in both its diversity of expression and conceptual unity. Attention is given to equipping the student to trace themes in Biblical Theology.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 461  Old Testament Theology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 or BIBL 205) and (BIBL 110 or BIBL 210)

This course is an examination of the major theological themes of the Old Testament explaining how they function in light of the major OT covenants and the time line of the history of the Old Testament. These themes will reveal an organic and typological connection with their NT counterparts.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 471  Biblical Archaeology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205) or BIBL 104

Online Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or BIBL 104

A focus on archaeological terminology, methodology, and interpretation as they relate to biblical studies.

Note: This course fulfills a Bible Background requirement.

Offered: Resident and Online

BIBL 472  New Testament Backgrounds  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 110)

An examination of the historical, literary and socioeconomic milieu of the New Testament. (Formerly BIBL 372)

Offered: Resident

BIBL 473  Old Testament Backgrounds  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 110)

An examination of the historical, literary and socioeconomic milieu of the Old Testament. (Formerly BIBL 373)

Offered: Resident

BIBL 480  Hermeneutics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: BIBL 350

A study of the nature, methods, and issues of biblical interpretation. This course will expose students to a variety of different approaches, demonstrate the crucial importance of hermeneutics and the role genre plays in interpretation, and assist them in developing their own hermeneutical method. (Formerly BIBL 380).

Offered: Resident

BIBL 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (BIBL 110 and BIBL 205)

BIBL 495 - Directed Research (1 to 3 hours) Prerequisite BIBL 105 and 110 or BIBL 205 and 210.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 497  Bible Seminar  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

BIBL 497 - Bible Seminar (1 to 3 hours) Prerequisite BIBL 105 and 110 or BIBL 205 and 210.

Offered: Resident

BIBL 499  Bible Internship  3-6 Credit Hour(s)  

This internship will focus on both the programming and leadership aspects of ministry. It will be a supervised field experience at an approved site. Application procedures processed through the online application.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior status (Students may see professor for prerequisite override); 3.00 GPA; BIBL 350 and THEO 350 (21 total hours in major)

Offered: Resident and Online

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