Further study of New Testament Greek, including vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. Students will translate texts from the Johannine literature.
The purpose of this course is to develop proficiency in reading and studying Greek by translating and exegeting selected texts from the New Testament. Prerequisite: NT 103 or equivalent.
An in-depth study of the entire letter of Paul to the Galatians. Emphasis is given to exegesis and translation with a view to preparing a series of expository sermons and/or a biblical study of Galatians.
An exegetical study of Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus. An approach to the study of the church (chapters 1-3) and practical Christian living (chapters 4-6). Prerequisite: NT 604 or equivalents.
Use of the Greek text in the study and preparation for sermons and biblical studies. Readings will be taken from Epistle and Gospel lessons of the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship as found in the CLB Yearbook.
This course covers the Science and art of Biblical interpretation. Attention is focused upon principles of grammatical-historical hermeneutics. In addition to the general principles, special attention is given to the principles that govern the interpretation of types, prophecy, and parables.
An introduction to the history and literature of the New Testament, beginning with a brief survey of the Intertestamental Period. Critical problems associated with each book will be discussed and a rapid survey of the contents of the twenty-seven New Testament books will be conducted. The New International Version will be used.
The science and art of Biblical interpretation. Attention is focused upon the principles of the historical-grammatical-theological approach of Lutheran hermeneutics. In addition to the general principles, special attention is given to the principles that govern the interpretation of types, prophecy, and parables.
A broad-based study of the New Testament: its place in history; its development as canon; its theology and interpretation; its challenges and criticism; and its use in Christian ministry.