Academic Departments

Courses in Biblical Exposition

  • BE1001 Analysis of OT Books
    An independent study in which the student prepares a detailed analytical outline of each of the Old Testament books, with a summary of the argument of each book and a brief survey of its historical setting. (3 hours)
  • BE1002 Analysis of NT Books
    An independent study in which the student prepares a detailed analytical outline of each of the New Testament books, with a summary of the argument of each book and a brief survey of its historical setting. (2 hours)
  • BE1008 Bible Exposition Dissertation
    Independent research and writing of a dissertation on an approved topic pertaining to Bible Exposition studies, under the supervision of three faculty advisers. (3 hours)
  • BE1009 Bible Exposit Diss Continuation
    The dissertation continuation course is required of all students writing a dissertation who are beyond one year in the dissertation process. Students must register for this course each fall and spring until completion of the dissertation. (1 hour)
  • BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics
    An introduction to inductive Bible study involving the steps of observation, interpretation (hermeneutics), application, and correlation. Principles in these steps are applied to several biblical passages and books. Required prerequisite or corequisite to all Bible Exposition courses. (3 hours)
  • BE102 Old Testament History I
    An exposition of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Judges with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 3 hours. (3 hours)
  • BE103 OT History II & Poetry
    An exposition of the historical books (1 Samuel through Esther), Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.  Recommended Prerequisite: BE102 Old Testament History I. 2 hours.
    (2 hours)
  • BE104 OT Prophets
    An exposition of the preexilic, exilic, and postexilic writing prophets (Isaiah through Malachi), excluding Jonah, but including Lamentations with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics and BE103 Old Testament History II and Poetry (or for BE103-pre-course completion of reading as specified by the department). 3 hours (3 hours)
  • BE105 The Gospels
    An exposition of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. Recommended Prerequisite: BE104 Old Testament Prophets. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. Recommended Prerequisite: BE104 Old Testament Prophets (2 hours)
  • BE106 Acts & Pauline Epistles
    An exposition of Acts and 10 of the Pauline Epistles (all except Romans, Ephesians, and Philippians), with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics and BE105 The Gospels (or for BE105-pre-course completion of reading as specified by the department). (3 hours)
  • BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, & Revelation
    An exposition of Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, Jude, and Revelation with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. (3 hours)
  • BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, & Selected Epistles
    An exposition of Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and three of Paul's epistles (Romans, Ephesians, and Philippians) that are not taught in the other required Bible courses, with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. This course is required for M.A. students and is an elective for Th.M. students. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. Recommended Prerequisites: BE102 Old Testament History I and BE104 Old Testament Prophets. (3 hours)
  • BE2006 Sem in Torah & the Former Proph
    A study of the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings with emphasis on historical, geographical, and archaeological issues, interpretive issues, and biblical theology issues including covenant and prophetic interpretations. (3 hours)
  • BE201 The Story of Scripture: Genesis to Revelation
    (3 hours)
  • BE2016 Seminar in the Writings
    A study of the books of Psalms, the Wisdom books (Job and Proverbs), the Megilloth (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther), Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles with emphasis on historical and geographical settings, poetic traditions in the ancient Near East and use in the Hebrew Bible, genre and its relation to hermeneutical issues, and messianic prophecy. (3 hours)
  • BE2021 Seminar in the Gospel and Acts: by Independent Study
    A study of the four Gospels and Acts with emphasis on genre and selected biblical issues such as the kingdom, the gospel message, transitional issues, and eschatology. (3 hours)
  • BE2026 Seminar in the Pauline Epistles: by Independent Study
    A study of the books of Romans through Philemon with emphasis on historical backgrounds, the role of culture in interpretation, theological themes, and application. (3 hours)
  • BE2031 Sem in General Epistles & Rev
    A study of the books of Hebrews through Revelation with emphasis on authorship, purpose, genre, interpretative problems, and prophecy. (3 hours)
  • BE205 Analytical Method of Bible Study
    A study of the principles and procedures of the analytical approach to Bible study, with practice in analyzing selected Bible books. (2 hours)
  • BE215 Literary Genre in the Scriptures
    An examination of various genre represented in the Scriptures, including characteristics and implication for interpretation, application, and exposition. (2 hours)
  • BE220 Advanced Hermeneutics
    A detailed study of the principles of the literal-grammatical-historical system of biblical interpretation, with practice in using those principles in interpreting representative passages. (3 hours)
  • BE225 Interp Progressive Revelation
    A study of the hermeneutical principles applicable to the prophetic and typological literature of the Bible. Enrollment limited to 20 students. (3 hours)
  • BE305 Phys & Hist Geography of Israel
    A survey of the principal physical features of the land of Israel, and a review of the historical geography of Israel for all the important periods in the Old and New Testaments. Attention is given to the relationship between Israel's geography and history. The course also incorporates a variety of the most recent visual resources. (2 hours)
  • BE315 Bible Manners and Customs
    A study of the practices of everyday life in the ancient Near Eastern and first-century world that illumine and explain the Old and New Testaments. May also be credited in the Department of Old Testament Studies or the Department of New Testament Studies. (3 hours)
  • BE410 Wisdom Books
    An expositional study of the books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, with attention to the nature of wisdom literature and to the content, structure, and relevance of each of the books. (2 hours)
  • BE412 Job and a Theology of Suffering
    (2 hours)
  • BE415 The Book of Isaiah
    An analytical study of the Book of Isaiah, with attention to historical setting, forms of prophetic speech, messianic and kingdom themes, and suggestions for expositional preaching. (2 hours)
  • BE430 Sermon on the Mount
    A detailed study of Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6 in light of the argument of each book with attention to the hermeneutical system employed and the history of interpretation of the passages. (2 hours)
  • BE446 Upper Room Discourse
    An analytical and expository study of Christ's teaching in John 13-16. (2 hours)
  • BE455 Daniel & Revelation
    An analytical study of Daniel and Revelation, with consideration of the many questions of interpretation and application in these important prophetic books. (2 hours)
  • BE503 Psalms and the Worship of God: by Independent Study
    (2 hours)
  • BE505 The Kingdom & Covenants
    A thematic study of the unfolding of the theocratic kingdom program throughout the Scriptures, tracing its origin, historical development in various forms, and its ultimate consummation in the reign of Christ, together with a study of the biblical covenants in relation to the kingdom. (3 hours)
  • BE510 The Life of Christ on Earth
    A thematic study of the earthly life of Christ, tracing in detail the movements of His presentation, authentication, opposition, and rejection. (3 hours)
  • BE520 The Miracles of Christ
    (2 hours)
  • BE530 Transition Probs in Book of Acts
    A study of the Book of Acts from the transitional viewpoint with attention to the problems involved. (2 hours)
  • BE542 The Lord's Supper
    (2 hours)
  • BE545 Intro to Biblical Theology
    An introduction to the discipline of biblical theology that includes study of its history, principles, and methods. Readings in significant authors will form the basis for class discussion. (3 hours)
  • BE547 A Biblical Theol of Suffering, Disability, and the Church
    (3 hours)
  • BE555 Messianic Prophecy
    (3 hours)