Archaeology of the Old Testament
This course (BIBL 606) examines the relationship between archaeological data and the Old Testament. This investigation takes special interest in current problems in the field of biblical archaeology, such as the origins of Israel and the United Monarchy. The science of archaeology, fieldwork, and research methods are introduced.
Introduction to the Geography of the Bible
This course (BIBL 605) offers an examination of the geography of lands in Scripture, including an analysis of the physical topography of natural regions and ancient sites; an assessment of political and territorial subdivisions; and a diachronic unfolding of those events that have transpired in the land that lend themselves…
Egypt in the Bible
This course (BIBL 604) analyzes Egyptian history and culture, utilizing archaeological, textual, and iconographic sources. Biblical narratives that are set in Egypt, or where Israelite history intersects with Egypt, will be examined, with special emphasis on the Hebrew sojourn and Exodus.
Old Testament Theology
This course (BIBL 603) offers a study of the approaches to the theology of the Old Testament in the last two hundred years with an emphasis on the motifs of creation and redemption as integrative themes and as anticipatory of the coming of Jesus Christ.
Introduction to the Old Testament II
This course (BIBL 602) is an introduction to the Old Testament books, the literature of the Old Testament, the history of Israel, critical issues of Old Testament formation, methods in Old Testament study, and the theology of the Old Testament. This is the second course in a two-part series.
Introduction to the Old Testament I
This course (BIBL 601) is an introduction to the Old Testament books, the literature of the Old Testament, the history of Israel, critical issues of Old Testament formation, methods in Old Testament study, and the theology of the Old Testament. It is the first course in a two-part series.
New Testament III
This course (BIBL 613) discusses the origins and structures of the New Testament writings with introductory readings alongside interpretations of the main Pauline Writings, the Catholic Epistles, and the Book of Revelation. This course is second of two courses. It is a continuation of New Testament II in which the…
New Testament II
New Testament II (BIBL 612) explores ways to read the New Testament as well as an in-depth analysis of the context, philosophy, and hermeneutics of the New Testament. This course discusses the origins and structures of the New Testament writings with introductory readings alongside interpretations of the main themes of…
New Testament I
New Testament I begins with an introduction to the New Testament, followed by an Orthodox Christian Perspective on the New Testament. It includes a survey of the New Testament books in their historical and religious backgrounds with attention to hermeneutics, the patristic exegetical heritage, and modern biblical studies.
Bible & Science
Science is often used by non-Christians as evidence against Christianity, though the two are not at odds. This course will explore the compatibility between Scripture and science. To have real conflict and contradiction depends on how an individual defines the Bible and the sciences. If the Bible is described as…