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NT 560 - Romans

Description:

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


[2 hours. Instructor: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): NT 501 & NT 502
Required For: Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: NT 560 - Romans Syllabus
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NT 565 - Philippians

Description:

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: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): NT 501 & NT 502
Required For: Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: NT 565 - Philippians Syllabus
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NT 569 - Hebrews

Description:

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: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): NT 501 & NT 502
Required For: Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: NT 569 - Hebrews Syllabus
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NT 570 - James

Description:

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: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): NT 501 & NT 502
Required For: Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: NT 570 - James Syllabus
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NT 580 - New Testament Greek Individualized Study

Description:

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: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Any Semester. Greek elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502, 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as NT 581 when section content differs.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): 3.4 GPA & Academic Petition
Required For: Greek Exegesis Elective for M.Div. B.C.
Syllabus: NT 580 - New Testament Greek Individualized Study Syllabus
Notes:

An individualized study is a unique course which is designed by a faculty advisor and student which permits M.Div., M.A.B.L., and Diploma students to pursue personalized studies to build competence in their area of ministry interest. To be eligible for approval, an individualized study must:


1. Not replicate a course normally offered in the regular curriculum;
2. Have the support of the faculty member who would potentially supervise the study;
3. Pursue defined objectives which are clearly set forth in a course syllabus (created by the student and faculty advisor prior to registration);
4 .Be undertaken by a degree student maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
 
Academic Petitions for individualized study should be submitted to the Director of Academic Services no later than four weeks prior to the Registration deadline.

NT 582 - The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament

Description:

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: Martz. Frequency: Rare. Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502.]

Instructor: Justin W. Martz, Th.M.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): NT 501 & NT 502
Required For: Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: NT 582 - The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament Syllabus
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NT 590 - The Apostolic Fathers

Description:

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: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): NT 501 & NT 502
Required For: Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: NT 590 - The Apostolic Fathers Syllabus
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NT 595 - Selected Topics in Greek Language

Description:

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: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: NT 501 & NT 502. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs. Past topics include: “Galatians, Martin Luther, and The New Perspective on Paul and Justification.”]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): NT 501 & NT 502
Required For: Greek Exegesis elective for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: NT 595 - Selected Topics in Greek Language Syllabus
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OT 500 - Introduction to Hebrew

Description:

Provides foundational knowledge and skills that can assist with Hebrew 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 Hebrew grammar and paradigms, and to develop confidence in the use of commentaries and language software for exegetical study (interpretation of the biblical text) of Ruth. Incorporates major Hebrew language tools and computer analysis tools.


[3 hours. Instructor: Martz. Frequency: Even Springs. Required for M.Div. C.F. and M.Div. L.D. General elective for all other programs except M.Div. B.C. and M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Justin W. Martz, Th.M.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Even Springs
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. C.F. and M.Div. L.D. General elective for all other programs except M.Div. B.C. and M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: OT 500 - Introduction to Hebrew Syllabus
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OT 501 - Learning Old Testament Hebrew

Description:

Introduces the Hebrew alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar in a systematic way using exercises gleaned from the Old Testament. The goal of this course is to learn the basics of Hebrew grammar and the Hebrew Strong Verb forms. Provides the student with the skills necessary for reading and translating the Hebrew Bible and the basis for developing competence in exegesis.


[3 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Every Fall. Required for M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. B.C. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: OT 501 - Learning Old Testament Hebrew Syllabus
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