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212 │COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 2017-2018│ COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BIB 4503

Genesis

In this course you will master the content and theology of the book of Genesis by utilizing the exegetical tools you learned in BIB 3420.

Emphases include: Creation, covenant and blessing, interpreting narrative, and contemporary application. The instructor stresses the

literary approach to narrative. This course serves as an Old Testament exegetical book study. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4506

Exodus

This course is a detailed study of the book of Exodus in which you will make use of what you have learned concerning the principles

and methods of proper biblical interpretation. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4517

Ruth and Esther

In this detailed study of the books of Ruth and Esther, you will examine each book’s historical and cultural setting, place in the canon,

literary features, theological interpretation, and modern application. You will study the lives of these women of God and explore the

crucial role each woman played in the biblical account of redemption. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4538

Psalms

In this course you will master the content and theology of the book of Psalms by utilizing the exegetical tools you learned in BIB 3420.

Emphases include: The different literary forms of Psalms, the understanding of the Psalter as a whole, and contemporary application.

The instructor stresses the canonical approach to the book of Psalms. This course serves as an Old Testament exegetical book study.

(3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4541

Studies in Psalm and Prophets

In this course you will study various genres in the Psalms and Prophets, in particular passages where the biblical writers either engage

God in dialogue or pour out their hearts to him. The goal is to analyze and to understand better the thoughts and feelings of those

writers as they shared their experiences not only with God, but with us through the pages of Scripture. (3

) Prerequisites: BIB 3420 and

PSY 2110

BIB 4544

Ecclesiastes

In this course you will master the content, interpretational issues, and basic scholarship on the Book of Ecclesiastes. You will utilize

the exegetical tools learned in BIB 3420 Principles of Bible Interpretation. Emphases include the meaning of individual passages of the

book, the message of the book as a whole, contemporary scholarship, and the application of meaning to our post-modern world.

(3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4548

Isaiah

This course is a detailed study of the book of Isaiah in which you will make use of what you have learned concerning the principles and

methods of proper biblical interpretation

.

(3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4551

Jeremiah

This course is a detailed study of the book of Jeremiah in which you will make use of what you have learned concerning the principles

and methods of proper biblical interpretation

.

(3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4601

The Gospel of Matthew

This course is a detailed study of the Gospel of Matthew, in which you will consider the historical, literary, and theological distinctives

of the Gospel and make use of what you have learned concerning the principles and methods of proper biblical interpretation. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4606

The Gospel of Mark

This course is a detailed study of the book of Mark in which you will make use of what you have learned concerning the principles and

methods of proper biblical interpretation. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4607

The Gospel of Luke

This course is a detailed study of the Gospel of Luke, in which you will consider the historical, literary, and theological distinctives of

the Gospel and make use of what you have learned concerning the principles and methods of proper biblical interpretation. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4610

The Gospel of John

In this course you will study the life of Jesus as delineated by the apostle John, with consideration given to the distinctive approach

taken by John and an emphasis on the theological content of the book. Through this course you will be encouraged to make use of

what you have learned concerning the principles and methods of proper biblical interpretation. This course serves as a New Testament

exegetical book study. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420

BIB 4619

I Corinthians

In this detailed study of the book of I Corinthians, you will give special attention to the literary, historical, and theological aspects of this

Pauline epistle. Attention will also be given to the position of this epistle in the wider context of Paul’s ministry among the Corinthians

and his missionary endeavors as reflected in Acts. The significance of Paul’s teachings for our understanding of early Christianity and

for our contemporary context will be considered. This course is designed to help you make use of what you have learned concerning

the principles and methods of proper biblical interpretation. (3)

Prerequisite: BIB 3420