203 – Interpreting the Bible

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Clayton Hentzel

Course Description

This course examines the analysis, processes, and methods of gaining the most accurate and valid interpretation of passages of the Bible. The focus will be on integrating various thoughts in the Bible to accomplish understanding and application. The usage of research tools will also be demonstrated.

Course Objectives/Competencies

1) Describe how you plan to apply your selected scripture text to your professional or ministry life. Cite the examples of usage, your analysis, and how you will use such practices in the future. (ministry)

2) Select one scripture passage from the list in the syllabus and work through the five weeks of the course using that passage consistently for assignments. (biblical)

3) Identify and explain how you plan to apply your selected scripture text to your personal life. Cite the respective principles, your position on the principle, advantages/disadvantages, and how you will use such practices. (individual)


(No textbook required but internet site required reading.)

Moore, Mark. Principles of Interpretation Notebook. An online unpublished internet document for use in introductory-level courses.

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