• This course develops a working knowledge of the basic skills of biblical interpretation.
  • An overview of the essential teachings of the Bible.


  • Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I and II Samuel, I and II Kings, I and II Chronicle, and Esther. The background and theme of each book are studied, and major biblical themes are traced. Special attention is given to the revelation and promise of Christ in each book.

  • This course covers the first century church as recorded in the book of Acts and the New Testament epistles. The historical background (socio-cultural setting) and message (occasion, purpose, and theme) of each book are studied, and major biblical themes are traced throughout the New Testament corpus.
  • This course develops a working knowledge of the basic skills of biblical interpretation.