Biblical Theology

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Students enrolled in this track of learning will need to complete all 12 hours of course work in order to complete the Certification process. Each foundational class is approximately 16 weeks in length and will follow consecutively. Currently, one class per session is available. New Testament I will include the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and the Book of Acts. New Testament II will include a study of Romans through Revelation. Classes meet weekly on campus and will require additional reading outside of the classroom. There will be breaks throughout the 16 weeks to allow for make up work and time off for seasonal holidays. However, students need to complete course work both inside and outside of the classroom. Old Testament Survey I includes the Pentateuch and the Historical books. Old Testament Survey II will cover the Poetic and Wisdom Literature as well as the Prophetic books. This track will begin with New Testament Survey I and follow from there to the Old Testament.

Cost: Students enrolled in this track will pay a one-time fee of $50.00 for all 12 hours and the cost of books for each class.

New Testament I

This course will be an expositional survey of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Students who complete this course should be able to:

1.     Give a general overview of the background, formation, preservation and inspiration of the New Testament.

2.     Explain the basic background, purpose, and content of each of the four Gospels and the book of Acts.

3.     Interpret various passages from the four Gospels and Acts, in accordance with sound principles of hermeneutics, and utilizing reliable Bible study helps.

4.     Accurately apply the truths of the four Gospels and Acts to people’s lives today.

Textbooks:

·      Any modern translation of the Bible.

·      Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, 2d, Eds. Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown, and Nicholas Perrin. Downers Grove: IVP, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8308-2456-4. $60.00

·      Interpreting the Book of Acts, Walter L. Liefeld. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995. ISBN:

8010-2015-8. $19.00

Instructor: Dr. Steve Hicks

 

New Testament II

This course will be an expositional survey of the book of Romans through Revelation. Students who complete this course should be able to:

1.     Give a general overview of the background, formation, preservation and inspiration of the New Testament.

2.     Explain the basic background, purpose and contents of the New Testament epistles and Revelation.

3.     Interpret various passages from those 22 New Testament books, in accordance with sound principles of hermeneutics, and utilizing reliable Bible study helps.

4.     Apply accurately the truths of those 22 New Testament books to people’s lives today.

Textbooks:

·      Any modern translation of the Bible

·      Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Eds. Gerald F. Hawthorne, Ralph P. Martin, and Daniel G. Reid. Downers Grove: IVP, 1993. ISBN: 978-0-8308-1778-6. $60.00.

·      Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments. Eds. Ralph P. Martin and Peter H. Davids. Downers Grove: IVP, 1997. ISBN: 978-0-8308-1779-4. $60.00.

 

Old Testament Survey I

This course will be an expositional survey of the Pentateuch and the Old Testament Historical Books. Students who complete this course should be able to:

1.     Describe the content and theological themes of the Pentateuch and Historical Books.

2.     Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the historical context, literary issues, and social religious background for the Old Testament.

3.     Demonstrate a familiarity with the various modern critical approaches to Old Testament study and how an inerrantist position interacts and responds to these approaches.

4.     Apply the study of the Old Testament to our relationship with God and each other in our contemporary setting.

5.     Summarize and explain the theological connections that run throughout the Pentateuch and Historical Books

Textbooks:

·      Any modern translation of the Bible.

·      Dictionary of the Old Testament Pentateuch. Eds.: T. Desmond Alexander and David W. Baker. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2003. ISBN: 0-8308-1781-6. Suggested Retail Price: $60.00

·      Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books. Eds.: Bill T. Arnold and H. G. M. Williamson. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2005. ISBN: 10: 0-8308-1782-4. Suggested Retail Price: $60.00

 

Old Testament Survey II

This course will be an expositional survey of Old Testament Poetic and Wisdom Literature and the Prophetic Books. Students who complete this course should be able to:

1.     Have an understanding of the importance of the Old Testament for interpreting the New Testament, as well as for the life of the individual believer, the life of the church, and the world.

2.     Be able to describe generally the historical context, literary issues, social-religious background, and theological themes of the poetic and prophetic Books.

3.     Be familiar with the various modern critical approaches to Old Testament study and how an inerrantist position interacts and responds to these approaches.

4.     Be able to apply the study of the Old Testament to our relationship with God and each other in our contemporary setting.

Textbooks:

·      Any modern translation of the Bible

·      Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets. Eds. Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012. Hardcover. Retail: $60.00. ISBN: 978-0-8308-1784-9.

·      Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings. Eds. Tremper Longman III and Peter Enns. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2008. Hardcover. Retail: $60.00.  ISBN: 978-0- 8308-1783-2

Additional Information: Depending on class size and number of students enrolled, classes might be held at the Heartland Church Network facility.