BIB 272 Inductive Study of the Bible (3 credits)

Course Description

Specific methods are taught to enable the students to understand the propositions of the biblical text, relate those propositions to one another, and ask questions of the text in order to discover what the biblical writers meant to convey through their writings.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Identify the various genres of Scripture and explain how they affect interpretation
• Identify the common figures of speech and methods of utilizing figurative language and interpret them appropriately
• Identify and isolate literary units appropriate for interpretational/applicational use
• Demonstrate the ability to analyze any biblical text, derive universal principles from it, and then develop proper modern day applications for a variety of audiences
• Understand how literary units are parts of biblical books and are thus subject to the "interpretative spiral"
• Know where to find basic tools, which assist in determining the meaning of a text, and have a working knowledge of how to utilize them
• Distinguish between the meaning of a text and applications derived from a text
• Understand various means by which computers can be used in biblical studies and Christian ministries


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 15 assignments, and no exams.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is worth between 25 and 200 points for a total of 1,000 points possible.

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