Biblical Theology

 

 


Information on the entire Theology Degree Program



This is the first part of your studies which will introduce you to the study of Biblical texts in general, its methods of interpretation, the Biblical original languages, the cultural and historical settings of the Old and New Testament and its literary genres. This will provide the essential background knowledge of exegeting Biblical properly and to “dig out” the message of God to Mankind that the inspired author has been told to convey. The are a set of rules and methodological procedures to follow properly which you will come to know and a sound background knowledge in all the issues that may be relevant to this overall task of interpreting Holy Scripture properly.

 

 

 

Instructions: Study the subjects and texts in the same order as outlined below. It is mandatory that you follow this order and keep in line with it. The procedure for all course exams in Biblical Theology is as follows:

 

  1. Upon conclusion of all subjects and texts in Section I, “Introduction to Biblical Theology”, contact our Institute at ifts2008@gmx.net for requesting the exam file when you feel ready for the exam.
  2. Upon conclusion of all texts in Section I, “Old Testament”, contact our Institute at ifts2008@gmx.net for requesting the exam file when you feel ready for the exam.  Upon conclusion of the Biblical Hebrew course, take the exam given at the end of the course file and submit it to our Institute for grading.
  3. Upon conclusion of all texts in Section II, “New Testament”, contact our Institute at ifts2008@gmx.net for requesting the exam file when you feel ready for the exam.  Upon conclusion of the Biblical Greek course, take the exam given at the end of the course file and submit it to our Institute for grading.
  4. Upon conclusion of all texts in Section IV, “Selected Book Studies”, contact our Institute at ifts2008@gmx.net for requesting the exam file when you feel ready for the exam. 

 

 

 

I.                 Introduction to Biblical Theology

This introductory part will introduce you to Bible Study in general and to the techniques of interpretation of scriptural portions in particular. The exam for this section consists of 30 essay-type of questions, and upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded 4 semester hour credits.

 

Bible – General Introduction

*  1 - Robert Dentan, The Holy Scriptures.PDF

*  2 - Study Notes, BC 305, Gen Intro to Bible.pdf

*  3 - The Old Testament Critique.pdf

*  4 - Geography of the Bible.pdf

 

Hermeneutics

*  BibleStudy.pdf

*  SEMINAR.pdf

*  Hermeneutical Systems.pdf

*  Hermeneutics_Chafer.pdf

*  How We Got the Bible.pdf

 

EXAM

 

 

II.              The Old Testament

Here, we will introduce you to Old Testament studies in general and to Biblical Hebrew in particular. The exam for this section consists of 30 essay-type of questions, and upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded 6 semester hour credits.

 

Old Testament

*  OTSURVEY.pdf

*  The Old Testament-Its Study & Religious Message.pdf

*  Song of the Vineyard.pdf

 

Exam

 

Biblical Hebrew

*  Biblical Hebrew.pdf

 

 

III.          New Testament

 

Here, we will introduce you to New Testament studies in general and to Biblical Greek in particular. The exam for this section consists of 30 essay-type of questions, and upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded 6 semester hour credits.

 

New Testament

*  NTSURVEY.pdf

*  Study Notes, NT Survey Main Text.pdf

*  A Historical Introduction to the New Testament.pdf

 

Exam

 

Biblical Greek

*  Biblical Greek.pdf

 

 

IV.         Selected Book Studies

In this section, you will be given the chance to apply what you have learnt so far. The focus is on the study of particular portions of scripture which you will be expected to consider in terms of their historical and cultural settings and in terms of original word meaning, grammatical structure and source (eventual textual variants, etc.) – all of which need to be taken into account to exegete a text properly and to discern the original message the inspired author intended to convey. The exam for this section consists of 30 essay-type of questions, and upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded 4 semester hour credits.

 

Selected Book Studies

*   1 - Genesis 1 - 11.pdf

*   2- Deuteronomy.pdf

*   3-Ezra, Nehemia etc.pdf

*   4 -Matthew.pdf

*   5 - Mark.pdf

*   6 -John.pdf

 

Exam

 

 

 

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