Bible Courses

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Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation.

The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

BI 101 New Testament Survey (2) Offered Fall, Spring. This course provides a general knowledge of the four Gospels and Acts. Students learn the author, theme, content, and distinctive features of each book.

BI 102 New Testament Survey (2) Offered Fall, Spring. This course provides a general knowledge of the New Testament books of Romans through Revelation. Students learn the author, theme, content, and distinctive features of each book.

BI 201 Old Testament Survey (2) Offered Fall, Spring. A chronological overview of the Pentateuch, including the authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will learn a broad outline of each book. Special attention is given to the days of creation, the Patriarchs, the events of the Exodus, and the Tabernacle.

BI 202 Old Testament Survey (2) Offered Fall, Spring. A chronological overview of Israel’s history from Joshua to Malachi. The student will learn a broad outline of each book, including the authorship, purpose, major characters, and passages of doctrinal significance.

BI 203 Life of Christ (2) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: BI 101. This course is an in-depth look at the life and ministry of Jesus from His incarnation to His ascension. The student will use a harmony of the Gospels to study the major chronological events in the life of Christ. A research paper will be prepared by each student based on a detailed study of one major event from Christ’s ministry.

BI 206 Acts (2) Offered Fall, Spring. An exposition of Acts, concentrating on the history of the spread of the gospel in the early Church and the development of the Church and its doctrine. The student will memorize Scripture, learn key events from each chapter, and learn about the spread and development of the Church.

BI 214 General Epistles (2) Offered Fall, Spring. An in-depth study of I, II, and III John, I and II Peter, and the Epistle of Jude, noting the warning to believers about false teachers and principles of growth in the Christian life.

BI 216 Teachings of Jesus (2) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: BI 101. A comprehensive study of the teachings of Christ as found in the four Gospels, with an emphasis on application. The student will thoroughly investigate Christ’s parables, discourses, and short sayings.

BI 218 I and II Corinthians (2) Offered Spring. An exposition of the Corinthian epistles. The student will learn doctrinal truth and how to apply it to the Christian life by identifying issues addressed to the Corinthians and instruction provided.

BI 233 Life of David (2) Offered Fall, Spring. A study of the life of David. The student will learn contextual perspectives of theocracy and transition to the monarchy. Emphasis is given to specific events in the life of David and people associated with him. The student will be able to identify and illustrate application of biblical truth to daily life.

BI 303 Hebrew History I (2) Offered Fall. Prereq.: BI 201 and 202. Students will learn the major events in Hebrew history beginning with the Exodus from Egypt through the wilderness wanderings as recorded in Numbers. A special emphasis is given to the theological principles that relate to the life of the believer.

BI 304 Hebrew History II (2) Offered Spring. Prereq.: BI 201 and 202. Students will learn the major events in Hebrew history from the preparation to enter the Promised Land to the period of judges (Deuteronomy through Ruth). A special emphasis is given to the theological principles that relate to the life of the believer.

BI 312 Romans (2) Offered Fall, Spring. An introduction to and exposition of Romans noting man’s condemnation because of sin and his justification and sanctification because of the work of Christ. The student will develop a greater understanding of the theological doctrine Paul sets forth in his epistle to the church in Rome.

BI 314 Genesis (3) Offered Spring. A thorough treatment of Genesis giving special attention to the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, the tower of Babel, the call of Abraham, and God’s dealing in and through the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

BI 317 Galatians and the Prison Epistles (2) Offered Spring. The student will be given an overall understanding of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon through a study of the major doctrines in each book. The understanding that each book gives regarding God’s grace will especially be highlighted.

BI 318 Biblical Poetry (2) Offered Fall, Spring. BI 318 is an introduction to the books of biblical poetry—Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Students will gain knowledge of the background, historical setting, authorship, poetical structure, and theme of each book. Special emphasis will be given to the devotional and theological elements. Selected portions of these books will be studied with the intent of making practical application.

BI 319 I and II Timothy and Titus (2) Offered Fall, Spring. This course is an introduction to and exposition of I and II Timothy and Titus. The student will learn specific teachings and how to apply them in ministry in local churches.

BI 320 Isaiah (2) Offered Fall. Introduction to and commentary on Isaiah. The student will learn the historical and theological background to the prophecy of Isaiah and its meaning for Israel and the world. Emphasis will be given on identifying the attributes, character, mission, and specific roles of the Messiah.

BI 321 Bible Doctrines (2) Offered Fall. A study familiarizing the student with the basic Bible doctrines upon which Christianity stands. The student will identify the essential elements of Bibliology, theology proper, Christology, and pneumatology.

BI 322 Bible Doctrines (2) Offered Spring. A study familiarizing the student with the basic Bible doctrines upon which Christianity stands. The student will identify the essential elements of anthropology, ecclesiology, soteriology, angelology, and eschatology.

BI 360 Minor Prophets (2) Offered Fall odd. This course provides the student with a foundational knowledge of the office and ministry of the Old Testament prophet, the message of each of the Minor Prophets, Israel’s unfaithfulness to the Old Testament covenants, and the Messianic prophecies contained in these books. Great emphasis is placed on the application of the eternal truths of God’s Word to the lives of believers of all times.

BI 414 Revelation (2) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: BI 102 and sophomore or above. Students will learn the content, as well as the scope and sequence, of the book of Revelation. Special attention will be given to the centrality of Christ in the book, the correct interpretation of prophecy, and an overall biblical eschatology.

BI 416 Hebrews and James (2) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: BI 102 and sophomore or above. An in-depth study of Hebrews noting its essential unity with the Old Testament and its fulfillment in the New Testament ministry of Christ, and a study of the book of James and its application of faith to everyday life.

BI 420 I and II Thessalonians (2) Offered Fall. Prereq.: BI 102 and sophomore or above. This course introduces the church at Thessalonica and reviews the start of this church in Acts 17 during Paul’s second missionary journey. The course includes a careful exposition of Paul’s two short letters to the Thessalonians. Students will learn the themes and doctrines of each book.

BI 490 Bible Comprehensive Review (1) Offered Interterm and Post-term. This course presents a review of comprehensive Bible knowledge and is required of all students who do not successfully pass the Bible Comprehensive Exam given to all Bible majors in the final semester of their studies. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to articulate doctrinal truth.

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