BIP501― Biblical Interpretation: An Overview
Required for MDiv― 4 credits. No Prerequisite.
We introduce the subject of Biblical Interpretation by gaining perspective through the eyes of a couple of brilliant minds on the subject, Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart, who bring us profoundly significant material.
This course serves as an outstanding and solid foundation for the understanding how to read and study the Bible for accurate interpretation. After concise and clear instruction on exegesis and textual criticism, the course focuses on hermeneutics and how its principles differ in different genres.
Old Testament genres include Hebrew Historical Narratives, The Law, The Prophets, The Psalms, and The Wisdom Books. New Testament genres include Epistles and Letters, Historical Narratives, Acts, The Gospels, The Parables, and The Revelation.
This course supplies enough material to put you significantly ahead of the pack when it comes to conscientious Bible Interpretation and will prepare you well for other courses in this department.
Textbook: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition, Gordon D. Fee, Douglas Stuart, 281 pages, Paperback, Amazon Prime $16.68, used from $8.48 + shipping
Textbook may be available at local seminaries for non-student checkout to those who purchase library cards (contact a local seminary for details).