DEPARTMENT OF NEW TESTAMENT

All courses relating to developing a deeper understanding of the NewTestament are found in this department. Exegesis classes all have LA 501and 502 as a prerequisite.

NT301 New Testament Survey  (2)
Students in the B.Th. program are required to take this class, whichincludes an introduction to the entire New Testament. Literary structure,  historical background, and parallel passages are utilized to discover theunique and priceless treasures of each book. The course may not betaken for graduate credit.

NT 302 Survey of  Matthew (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Matthew.

NT 303 Survey of  Mark (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Mark.

NT 304 Survey of  Luke (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Luke.

NT 305 Survey of  John (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  John.

NT 306 Survey of  The Acts (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  The Acts.

NT 307 Survey of  Romans (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Romans.

NT 308 Survey of  I and II Corinthians (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  I and II Corinthians.

NT 309 Survey of  Galatians (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Galatians.

NT 310 Survey of  Ephesians (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Ephesians.

NT 311 Survey of  Philippians and Colossians (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Philippians and Colossians.

NT 312 Survey of  I and II Thessalonians (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  I and II Thessalonians.

NT 313 Survey of  I and II Timothy (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  I and II Timothy.

NT 314 Survey of  Titus and Philemon (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Titus and Philemon .

NT 315 Survey of  Hebrews (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Hebrews.

NT 316 Survey of  James (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  James.

NT 317 Survey of  I and II Peter (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  I and II Peter.

NT 318 Survey of  I, II, and III John (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of I, II, and III John.

NT 319 Survey of  Jude (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Jude.

NT 320 Survey of  Revelation (2)
A survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Revelation.

 

NT 321 Biblical Hermeneutics (3)
Practice in developing skills in studing of principles for the text and includes all forms of communication: verbal and nonverbal.

NT401 New Testament Survey  (2)
Students in the B.Th. program are required to take this class, whichincludes an introduction to the entire New Testament. Special emphasis ismade on the teachings and redemptive work of Christ, the founding andgrowth of the church, and the teachings of the Epistles and Revelation.Graduate credit not available.

NT 402 Hermeneutics (2)
Practice in developing skills in grasping the author's intended meaning isthe focus of this course which introduces the science and art ofhermeneutics. Attempt is made to establish both general and specificprinciples of interpretation of the parables, types, prophecies, poetry, andfigures found in the New Testament, and corresponding passages in theOld Testament.

NT 403 Which Bible? (2)
The subjects of inspiration and canonicity precede a detailed analysis of  the various English versions of the Bible. The student of left with theevidence for the superiority of each text, and allowed to make his owndecision as to which Bible is to be preferred.

NT 404 New Testament Introduction (3)
Introduction treats of the language of the New Testament in relation toantecedent and contemporary Greek; textual criticism and history of thetext; the history of the development of the canon; as well as a survey ofthe background of each New Testament book. Prerequisite: LA 401 and 402

NT 405 John the Baptist (3)
A seminar study of the life and times of John the Baptist. Attention ispaid to the Intertestamental period of Jewish history, and John theBaptist's role as a prophet.

NT 406 Matthew (3)
A detailed study of the Kingdom of God as presented through thenarratives of Matthew. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 407 Mark (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Mark. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 408 Luke (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Luke. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 409 John (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of John. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 410  Acts (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Acts. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 411Romans (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Romans. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 412 I and II Corinthians (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of I and II Corinthians. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 413 Galatians (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Ephesians. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 414 Ephesians (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of . The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 415 Philippians and Colossians (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Philippians and Colossians. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 416 I, II Thessalonians(3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of I, II Thessalonians. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 417  I, II Timothy (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of I, II Timothy. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 418 Hebrews (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Hebrews. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 419 Titus, Philemon (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Titus, Philemon and Epistle of James. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 420 James (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of James. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 421 Exegesis in  I, II Peter (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of I, II Peter. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 422  I, II , III John and Jude (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of I, II, III John and Jude. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 423 Revelation (3)
A detailed study through thenarratives of Revelation. The theme and purpose of the book is highlighted.

NT 424 New Testament History (3)
The life and times of Jesus and the Apostles include insight into thecustoms of Palestine and the historical background of the Roman Era inthe Holy Land.

NT 501 Gospels (3)
The synoptic problem, themes and purposes of each book, and the life ofChrist are the three focuses of this course.

NT 502 New Testament Exegesis (3)
A study of aparticular New Testament book following the principles ofcareful New Testament exegesis using the historico-grammatical method.

NT 503 Exegesis: Sermon on the Mount (3)
Matthew 5-7 are studied in careful detail as to their interpretation usingGreek exegesis techniques. Students will develop sermons on specificverses, as well as study the various interpretation of the great discourse.

NT504 Exegesis in Greek:Matthew (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Matthew. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Matthew and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT505 Exegesis in Greek:Mark (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Mark. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  Mark and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT506 Exegesis in Greek:Luke (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Luke. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Luke and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT507 Exegesis in Greek:John (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of John. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  John and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT508 Exegesis in Greek:Acts (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Acts. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  Acts and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT509 Exegesis in Greek:Romans (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Romans. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  Romans and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT 510 Exegesis in Greek: I Corinthians 12-14 (3)
The subject of spiritual gifts falls under the scrutiny of Greek exegesis asa verse by verse analysis of this important passage is delineated.

NT 511 Exegesis in Greek: Galatians (3)
Exegesis of the Greek text of this epistle with special attention to Paul'sauthority as an apostle, and his perception of the Old Testament Law.

NT512 Exegesis in Greek:Ephesians (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Ephesians. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Ephesians and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT513 Exegesis in Greek:Philippians (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Philippians. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  Philippians and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT514 Exegesis in Greek:I and II Thessalonians (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of I and II Thessalonians. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  I and II Thessalonians and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT515 Exegesis in Greek:I and II Timothy (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of I and II Timothy. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  I and II Timothy and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT516 Exegesis in Greek:Titus and Philemon (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Titus and Philemon. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Titus and Philemon and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT 517 Exegesis in Greek: Hebrews (3)
Greek exegesis of difficult passages is combined with an analysis of thethemes of this book in relation to first century Judaism.            

NT518 Exegesis in Greek:James (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of James. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  James and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT519 Exegesis in Greek:I and II Peter (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of I and II Peter. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  I and II Peter and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT520 Exegesis in Greek:I, II, and III John (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of I, II, and III John. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of I, II, and III Johnand the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT521 Exegesis in Greek:Jude (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Jude. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  Jude and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT 522 Exegesis in Greek: Revelation (3)
Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Revelation. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of  revelation and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

NT 523 New Testament Word Study (3)
Mastery of the 5,594 words of the Greek New Testament; roots, Englishcognates, history, and theological development, with special attention tostudies in synonyms. Prerequisite: LA 501 and 502

NT 524 New Testament Criticism (3)
Introduction to the principal critical issues of the gospels and epistles, and a study of the unity and diversity of New Testament theology.

NT 601 New Testament Greek Exegesis (3)
A comprehensive survey of morphology and syntax, an introduction to textual criticism, and the development of exegetical methodology with reading in selected New Testament passages emphasizing the value of Greek study for exegesis of the biblical text.

NT  602 Hebrews, General Epistles, and Johannine Corpus (3)
Treatment of the more distinctly Jewish-Christian literature of the New Testament, with special attention to the varied elements of history, theological interpretation, practical application, and prediction in the Johannine literature.

NT 603 Advanced Exegesis for Preaching (3)
Analysis of selected New Testament passages with a view to sermon preparation. Special attention to literary structure, including compositional and semantic patterns. Passages studied in relation to their life situation, so as to make appropriate application to specific congregational and personal needs today.

NT 604 Current Studies in New testament (3)
Topics selected which deal with significant issues related to New Testament studies. Recent titles: New Testament Pneumatology and Psychology and Current Issues: Ministry and Authority in NT.

NT 605 Backgrounds of Early Christianity (3)
Introduction to primary sources and recent literary finds in Judaism, the Hellenistic religions, and the social history of the early Roman Empire; provides a background for the study of the ministry of Jesus and the life ans mission of the early church.

NT 606 Criticism of the Gospels (3)
Seminar in the contemporary literary and historical approaches to the Gospel narratives and the formulation of a constructive position regarding the synoptic problem, the structure of the Gospel narratives, the composition of the Fourth Gospel, and the relation of faith and history.

NT 607 Intertestamental Period (3)
History of the period from the close of the Old Testament canon in the fifth century B.C. to the time of Christ with special emphasis on the background, content, anf theology of the Old Testament apocrypha and pseudepigrapha.

NT 608 The Septuagint and the New Testament (3)
History of the version; translation of representative portions and comparison with the Hebrew text; consideration of the Septuagint quotations in the New Testament and the influence of the Septuagint on New Testament grammar and lexicography.

NT 609 Modern New Testament Theologies (3)
An analysis of the major 20th century works on New Testament theology. Each work is critiqued in light of its historical provenance, with evaluation of its contribution toward solving the problems encountered in the formation of theological concepts.

NT 610 Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament (3)
This seminar works through representative quotations and allusions from the Old Testament in the New, in various corpora of the New Testament, in order to probe the difficult questions surrounding the relationships between the Testaments. An attempt is made to relate such findings to selected larger issues of biblical and systematic theology- in short, how Christian can have a unified canon, preaching and teaching from the entire Bible.

NT 611 Directed Study in New Testament (3)
The student may pursue in depth an area of interest in the field of theNew Testament.

NT 612 Guided Research (3)
Selected topics usually extended from foundational studies in seminars or courses. May be repeated.

NT613 Thesis for Th.M. (4)
The student must meet specific deadlines in the preparation andcompletion of the Master of Theology thesis in New Testament exegesis.

NT 614 Dissertation for Th. D. (4)
Research of course for the writing of a dissertation which embodies the results of original research and makes a genuine contribution to knowledge in the field of concentration. The students have to prepare and complete the Doctor of Theology in New Testament exegesis .