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Academic Programs

New Testament Greek Course Descriptions

NT500 Introduction to Greek

Provides foundational knowledge and skills that can assist with Greek exegesis and translation when using tools such as commentaries and language software. Goals are to learn the alphabet, to develop a vocabulary of 150 words, to gain understanding of basic Greek grammar and paradigms and to develop confidence in the use of commentaries and language software for exegetical study (interpretation of the biblical text) of 1 John. Assignments incorporate the major Greek language tools and computer analysis tools to aid students in their continual usage of Greek in life, studies and ministry.

[3 hours. Instructor: Dr. Steven Hallam. Frequency: Odd Springs. Required for MDiv CF and MDiv LD. General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT501 Learning New Testament Greek

Introduces the Greek alphabet, vocabulary and grammar in a systematic way using relevant examples from the New Testament. The goal of this course is for the student to learn the basics of Greek grammar and basic Greek verb paradigms. Provides the skills for reading and translating the Greek New Testament and the basis for developing exegetical competence.

[3 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Every Fall. Required for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT502 Reading New Testament Greek

A verse-by-verse reading of 1 John. The skills introduced in NT501 are deepened, while the student is introduced to textual criticism and syntax.

[3 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: NT501. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT503 Using New Testament Greek

A verse-by-verse reading of Ephesians, in which the student is introduced to a method for moving from exegesis to preaching and teaching. Students will also study a unit from the New Testament of their own choice.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Every Fall. Required for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501 and NT502. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT551 The Gospel of Mark (Greek Exegesis)

An exegetical study in Mark. You will acquire a methodology for extracting and interpreting the unique aspects of this Gospel, develop an appreciation of its literary composition and produce exegetically-based applications for contemporary Christianity. Work in the Greek New Testament and an application-focused research paper are required.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT553 The Gospel of John (Greek Exegesis)

An exegetical exposition in John. You will explore John’s twofold purpose, trace it through the book and apply it to contemporary Christianity. The Upper Room Discourse is emphasized. Work in the Greek New Testament and a theologically-focused research paper are required.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT555 The Synoptic Gospels (Greek Exegesis)

Focuses upon the similarity and variation between the Synoptic Gospels. Several parallel passages are translated and discussed from the perspectives of the Synoptic Problem, Form, Redaction and Rhetorical criticism.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT556 The Sermon on the Mount (Greek Exegesis)

This course places the Sermon on the Mount in the broader context of early Christian discipleship, with attention given to the Apostolic and Desert Fathers. It will operate with the conviction that discipleship is the way toward Evangelical renewal.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT557 The Parables of Jesus (Greek Exegesis)

This is a very close reading of Jesus’ parables in Greek. Students will deepen their knowledge of textual criticism, aspect and syntax. This is an excellent resource for those who intend to teach or preach the parables.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT560 Romans (Greek Exegesis)

A verse-by-verse reading of Romans, with attention given to textual criticism, syntax and semantics.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT565 Philippians (Greek Exegesis)

A close reading of Philippians in the Greek text. As part of the in-class discussion students are required to translate, decline and conjugate. Special attention will be given to Paul’s hope in our union with Christ.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT569 Hebrews (Greek Exegesis)

An exegetical study of how the author of the epistle to the Hebrews interprets the Old Testament and other material, particularly how he makes use of sacrificial imagery in order to develop his soteriology. The study involves an exegetical analysis of passages pertaining to sacrifice, redemption and related concepts.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT570 James (Greek Exegesis)

A verse-by-verse exposition. Emphasis includes the continued development of exegetical methodology, the investigation of interpretative options and the discovery of practical application. Translation and a practical, exegetical sermon manuscript are required.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT579 Greek Workshop

This workshop is designed to help students maintain and solidify the knowledge of Greek grammar, forms, and syntax which they have developed in NT501 and NT502 as they prepare for NT503 in the Fall semester.

[1 hour. Instructor: Dr. John Meade. Frequency: Every Summer. General elective for all programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501 and NT502. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT580 New Testament Greek Individualized Study

A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of Greek grammar or exegesis.

[1–4 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Any Semester. Greek elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502, NT503, 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as NT581 when section content differs. Past topics include “Advanced Greek Exegesis” and “I Clement (Greek Exegesis)”.]

NT582 The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament

Understanding of how and why the New Testament quotes and alludes to the Old Testament is foundational to the various disciplines of textual criticism, exegesis, hermeneutics, theology and to spiritual life. This course examines why and how various OT passages are used by Jesus and the NT authors. This course includes discussion of biblical methodology, rabbinic exegesis, the unity of Scripture, typology and prophecy.

[2 hours. Instructor: Adjunct Professor Justin Martz. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Basic knowledge of Old Testament Hebrew is helpful, but not required. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT583 Readings in the Septuagint

This course will survey various texts from the Septuagint. It will also include an introduction to the Septuagint’s origins, reception history into the Christian and Jewish communities, and relevance to textual criticism and exegesis.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John Meade. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Basic knowledge of Old Testament Hebrew is helpful, but not required. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT590 The Apostolic Fathers (Greek Exegesis)

This course is an introduction to the earliest Christian writings outside of the New Testament. Through them, we shall explore the joys and challenges of the first followers of Jesus, who attempted to remain true to the teachings of the apostles. Attention will be given to the origin of the church in Syria, Rome and Asia Minor. The student is expected to translate from the Greek text.

[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502 and NT503. Download Sample Syllabus.]

NT595 Topics in Greek Language

An occasional Greek Language elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.

[1–4 hours. Instructor: Dr. John DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. Greek Exegesis elective for MDiv BC General elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: NT501, NT502, and NT503. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs. Past topics include: “Galatians, Martin Luther and The New Perspective on Paul and Justification.” Download Sample Syllabus.]

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