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110 NT 591, 691 Individualized Study in New Testament These course numbers are reserved for courses that are designed to free the student for independent investigation in New Testament under the guidance of a professor. One to three hours. NT 796 New Testament Thesis Proposal Students submit a thesis proposal by the due date of the term of registration and receive a grade of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Once students register for thesis proposal, they must remain enrolled in NT 798 in subsequent semesters until the term of registration for NT 799. Pre- or corequisite: GS 589 Academic Resources and Research. One hour. NT 798 New Testament Thesis Continuation Students who are not ready to enroll in NT 799 should register for NT 798 each semester until they are ready to enroll in NT 799. Course is graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Two consecutive semesters of receiving an unsatisfactory grade and/or two consecutive semesters of not paying the continuation fee will result in withdrawal from the program. $150 fee per semester. Prerequisite: NT 796 New Testament Thesis Proposal. No credit. NT 799 Thesis in New Testament Students should register for NT 799 when they are ready to complete the thesis process in a particular semester. Note that there are no course extensions for projects or theses. Prerequisite: NT 796 New Testament Thesis Proposal. Three hours. OLD TESTAMENT The Old Testament department introduces students to the languages, literature, ethics, and archaeology of the text and its ancient context. Students also encounter Old Testament studies from around the globe that introduce new ways of appreciating its message and power. Each of these areas contributes to an essential foundation for identifying the person and work of Jesus Christ and for understanding the mission of the people of God today. Academic rigor and serious reflection prepare advanced students for further research in the linguistic, literary, historical, theological, and moral concerns of this sacred text. 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. Two hours. OT 501 Learning Hebrew and Its Tools An introduction to the Hebrew language. Students will understand the basic structure of the language of the Old Testament and will learn about the noun, the regular verb and the vocabulary essential to begin reading the Hebrew Bible. Students will become acquainted with the most important tools for its exegesis. Offered fall and spring semesters and summers. Three hours.

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