EXE 501A - Biblical Interpretation (for non-preachers)
EXE 501A - Biblical Interpretation (for non-preachers), a 2 credit hour course of studies in the Masters degree programs of Reformation International Theological Seminary.
Course Description: 2 credit hour
This course introduces the student to grammatical, historical, and theological interpretations of Holy Scripture with the specific purpose of using this skill for proper interpretation (see EXE 501 for learning the exegetical foundations for biblical preaching). The course shows the ways in which the “distance” between a biblical writer and his readers is removed. However, this is only accomplished as the reader of the Bible transposes himself into the time and spirit of the writer. At the same time, it is not enough to simply understand the meaning of the writer (as secondary author) but the student must learn to know the mind of the Spirit, not only for his own understanding, but also for the purpose of bringing it forth to the people of God through teaching and preaching. To that end the course examines: Hermeneutics in general; Semantic, Syntactic, and Historical-cultural Analysis; Translation; Principles of Hermeneutics; Historico-Grammatical Exegesis; Redemptive-Historical Method; Various issues and disputes; and the Continuity and Discontinuity between the Testaments.
Required Materials for the Course (see below for more information and purchase)
EXE 501A - COURSE PAYMENT - Biblical Interpretation (No Preaching Exegesis) 2 credit hour course
This covers the tuition payments for the 2 credit hour course.
TEXTBOOK: Principles of Biblical Interpretation (paperback) by Louis Berkhof
This book is required reading for this course from which assignments are given.
LECTURES: Lectures on Hermeneutics (17 lectures by Dr. Greg Bahnsen)
Lectures include a lecture outline along with transcripts.
The audio lectures are in an MP3 format and are available on DVD audio or by download. DVD audio files are 50% larger slightly higher quality MP3 audio files due to less compression. Downloaded files are higher compression but very audible MP3 files. Both include the transcripts and outlines on PDF files.
PRINTED TRANSCRIPT & OUTLINE OF LECTURES: These are primarily for those who do not have access to computers or printers and need a "hard-copy" of these to read instead of listening to them and viewing these from the computer or for those who are in correctional institutions which do not allow access to computers or electronic CDs and DVDs
These materials are printed on regular size paper on one side only and come in looseleaf fashion.