Student Course Schedule & Descriptions
Pentateuch: A study of the first five books of the Old Testament. This will include an examination of their authorship, date, unity, and canonical status. Emphasis will be placed upon the unifying motif for the Pentateuch, the creation account, the flood, the origin of the nation of Israel, its religious institution, and the unfolding of its history under Moses (click here for course requirements).
Elementary Hebrew Grammar 1: A study of the essential elements of biblical Hebrew grammar (chapters 1–20 in Ross’s text). The intent of this course is to focus on the basic principles of Hebrew phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary (click here for course requirements).
Elementary Hebrew Grammar 2: A continuation of the study of biblical Hebrew grammar (chapters 21–40 in Ross’s text). This course reinforces and expands on the elements of biblical Hebrew grammar which were covered in first semester Elementary Hebrew Grammar, 121. In this course emphasis is also placed on reading selected portions of the Hebrew Bible (click here for course requirements).
Rapid Hebrew Reading: A course designed to increase the student’s ability in translating the Hebrew text. Emphasis is given to translating extended sections from various genres found in the Old Testament. Attention is also given to learning all words that occur ten or more times in the Hebrew text, while also learning words that occur less than ten times when they are associated with a cognate word occurring more than ten times. This is a ThM class, though MDiv students, who have taken more than three years of Hebrew, may take it with the permission of the instructor (click here for Th.M. requirements and here for M.Div. requirements).
Understanding the Psalms: A course designed to assist in developing a greater appreciation for the Old Testament worship manual, the Psalms. This course looks at the historical development and the organization of the Psalter. It also aims to use the various literary genres found in the Psalms as paradigms for further study and worshipful reading in the book of Psalms (click here for MDiv requirements and here for Th.M. requirements).
Haggai & Malachi: A study of the books of Haggai and Malachi. The intent of this course is to examine the introductory issues and to develop the message of each book. Attention is also given to the theological content of each work (click here for MDiv requirements and here for ThM requirements).
Hebrew Exegesis of Amos: An exegetical analysis of the book of Amos in its historical and cultural milieu. While examining the introductory issues, the primary objective of this course is to use an exegetical approach to trace the development of message of Amos (click here for course requirements).
Hebrew Exegesis of Ecclesiastes: An exegetical analysis of the book of Ecclesiastes in its historical and cultural milieu. While examining the introductory issues, the primary objective of this course is to use an exegetical approach to trace the development of the message of Ecclesiastes (click here for course requirements).
Hebrew Syntax & Reading: A course designed to integrate Hebrew reading and syntax. This course involves the student in reading selected portions from the book of Exodus. Based on this foundation, Hebrew syntax will be taught. Attention is also given to developing and strengthening the student’s Hebrew vocabulary (click here for course requirements).
Hebrew Exegetical Methods: A study of the various aspects of the Hebrew exegetical process. This course is designed to acquaint the student with this exegetical methodology as applied to the literary genres contained in poetic and prophetic literature. Emphasis is also given to continued development of the student’s ability to translate (click here for course requirements).
Old Testament Introduction: A study of general introduction. This includes a study of the Old Testament text and canon, historical and literary criticism, Old Testament archaeology, chronology, history, and religion. The intent of this course is to provide the student with a historical and theological foundation for further Old Testament studies (click here for course requirements).
Old Testament Poetic Books: A study of the key elements of Hebrew poetry, the argument of the book of Job, key Psalms as they relate to their literary genre, the book of Proverbs as it relates to skillful living, the message of Ecclesiastes, an interpretation of the Song of Solomon, and the book of Lamentations (click here for course requirements).
Biblical Creation Seminar: A seminar designed to develop a biblical theology of creation by evaluating differing evangelical interpretations of key creation motifs (click here for course requirements).