Christian Studies 9: Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

 

Christian Studies 9 is a freshman level course which covers, from an exegetical perspective, the entire Bible in a one-year sequence.

This course surveys the Bible, primarily through an analysis of its various literary genres: historical narrative, prophecy, wisdom literature, poetry, Gospel narratives, letters, etc. After understanding the purposes and nature of each genre, students will explore interpretative approaches which are best suited to that genre. This course will also provide tools and methods for doing proper exegesis so that students are enabled to study the Bible in all its richness.

Class time will be devoted to (1) discussion of Biblical genres and representative texts and (2) solving interpretative problems through observation and analysis.