The purpose of this department is to equip students to do accurate exegetical work in the Greek New Testament, by comprehending grammar and syntax and New Testament backgrounds, and applying principles of exegesis to the New Testament text.

 

Required Courses in New Testament Studies

201 Elements of Greek I – 4 Cr. Hrs.
and
202 Elements of Greek II – 3 Cr. Hrs.

A study of the basic principles of biblical Greek for students who have not had Greek or who need an extensive review in the elements of the language.

203 Greek Grammar and Syntax    – 3 Cr. Hrs.

A study of the grammar, diagram and syntax of the Greek New Testament, and a study of selected chapters from the Gospel of John and from Philippians.

204 Exegetical Methods in Ephesians or Galatians  – 3 Cr. Hrs.

An introduction to exegetical procedures and practice of exegesis in Ephesians.  Procedures to be covered include textual criticism, outlining the argument of passages, word studies, validating exegetical decision, and the proper use of exegetical tools.

205 Exegesis of I Corinthians – 3 Cr. Hrs.

An exegetical study of I Corinthians, giving the student additional practice in applying the exegetical method with the attention to selected theological issues in the epistle and their application to contemporary church life.

206 Exegesis of Romans – 3 Cr. Hrs.

An exegetical study of Romans, emphasizing the theological content and development of the book and special features of syntax. (205 & 206 will be offered alternatively, M.Th. students will have to take either of them).

207 New Testament Introduction -3 Cr. Hrs.

A study of the historical background canon, and theories of textual criticism of the New Testament; an evaluation of forms of gospel criticism; and an examination of special introductory problems of selected New Testament Books. Special attention is given to new developments in the field of New Testament studies.