Biblical Interpretation

NT/OT 2A03

Winter 2020
Mon 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM

This is an essential course for anyone who has a high view of Scripture and believes that it is the primary authority for all Christians. A study of the principles of interpretation and application of the Bible. Attention is given to students developing a clearly defined framework for interpreting the Bible that is biblically and theologically grounded, spiritually sensitive, critically aware and practically relevant.

Knowing…

  • Know sound guidelines for reading and interpreting Scripture
  • Understand common fallacies of interpretation
  • Know the types of literature in the Bible, and how they affect interpretation
  • Know a variety of methods by which the Bible has been interpreted
  • Know principles for applying the Bible to life, ministry and thought

Being…

  • Be habitually challenged and changed by the reading and study of the Bible.
  • Become an informed and responsible interpreter of the Bible.
  • Be a critical thinker in the process of the constant evaluation of interpretation
  • Be one who values Scripture deeply

Doing…

  • Make specific applications of the Bible to your ministry and/or spiritual formation
  • Listen and read critically√†Identify fallacies of interpretation
  • Apply biblical interpretation in a way that is relevant to your specialization