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107 will provide an overview of the history of Jewish mission from Apostolic times to the present. Three major periods of history are covered: (1) the first five centuries A.D.; (2) the sixth to the eighteenth century; and (3) the nineteenth century to the present. A key outcome of the course is to draw insights from past Jewish mission practices for practical application today. Two hours. MJ 590, 690 Studies in Messianic Judaism These course numbers are reserved for courses of special or one-time interest that do not otherwise appear in the catalog. Two or three hours. MJ 591, 691 Individualized Study in Messianic Judaism These course numbers are reserved for courses that are designed to free the student for independent investigation in Messianic Judaism under the guidance of a professor. One to three hours. NEW TESTAMENT The New Testament department assists students in becoming at home in the New Testament in both English and Greek. Becoming familiar with the biblical content and with the techniques of interpreting the biblical record are emphasized. The approach is both synthetic and analytical. Two questions are preeminent—what does the Bible say and what does it mean? Students are encouraged to become independent as careful exegetes and interpreters of God's Word with the goal being the application in life and ministry of God's eternal truth. BI 501 Effective Biblical Interpretation Foundational for all biblical studies, this course introduces the students to the proper principles and methods for correctly interpreting scripture. It traces the history of interpreting the Bible since its writing, the need for appropriate presuppositions, the nature of preunderstanding, the goals for interpretation, essential methods for performing the task, and an introduction to the various genres of both testaments as the requisite basis for doing biblical interpretation today. Offered fall and spring semesters. Two hours. NT 501, 502 Learning New Testament Greek Introduces the morphology and syntax of the Greek language of the New Testament. The first semester covers the essentials of grammar and the development of a basic working vocabulary. In the second semester the student is introduced to the fundamental tasks of exegesis and textual criticism, and students translate selected New Testament texts, practice exegetical methods and do introductory grammatical layouts. NT 502 prerequisite: NT 501. NT 501 and NT 502 offered fall and spring semesters and summers. Three hours each semester. NT 511 Understanding the Gospels and Acts This course provides an overview of the intertestamental period, including the religious and political backgrounds to the first century world. It studies issues of introduction for the four Gospels and Acts, and, using the English New Testament, provides a harmonistic study of the life of Christ with a focus on his essential teachings, the theology of evangelism, and the planting of the church as recorded in Acts. Pre- or corequisite for all programs except MA in Counseling: BI 501 Effective Biblical Interpretation. Offered fall and spring semesters. Three hours.

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