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The Biblical Studies concentration is designed to prepare individuals to engage with biblical literature. Courses provide a foundational knowledge for in-depth study of the Bible, as well as, teaching and preaching biblical literature.

Concentration Objective

Upon completion of this concentration, the student should be able to demonstrate the necessary skill for interpreting biblical literature.

CONCENTRATION COURSES12 CREDIT HOURS

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    This course introduces the first five books of the Bible through a survey of its contents, with attention to its social and historical contexts, distinctive literary forms and features, major themes and theological assertions, and enduring message and relevance.
     
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    This module is a study of Hebrews; James; I and II Peter; I, II and III John; Jude; and Revelation with a special emphasis given to correct hermeneutical principles and procedures. Personal application of Scripture will be stressed.
     
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    This course is an intensive study of the Synoptic Gospels, with attention given to the harmonization of the Gospels, the Synoptic Problem, and the various issues related to the contents of the first three Gospels.
     
Please choose one of the following:
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    A study of the prophetic books (Isaiah through Malachi) from a chronological study of the prophets. Special attention will be given to historic context and the religious, social, political, and apocalyptic messages of the prophets.
     
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    This course is a study of each of the historical books from Joshua to Esther, tracing the history of Israel from the entrance into Canaan through the exile and return.
     

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