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Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Zondervan Academic

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

This course provides a full, seminary-level overview of biblical hermeneutics – offering concise, logical, practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word.

At a Glance

  • The course provides a thorough summary of the discipline of biblical hermeneutics
  • Access to all course material—video lectures; readings enhanced by images, timelines, and charts; key concept reviews, and quizzes
  • Access to the Cerego learning system to build memory retention of course objectives
  • 24/7 access for 12 months to complete the course at your own pace

Advanced

120 hours

 

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More Details

The Introduction to Biblical Interpretation course provides a full, seminary-level overview of biblical hermeneutics. Biblical scholars William Klein, Craig Blomberg, and Robert Hubbard cover:

  • the history of biblical interpretation
  • current discussions about finding meaning in written texts
  • the formation of the biblical canon and the task of translating Scripture
  • guidelines for reading biblical poetry and prose
  • identification of the various genres of the Old and New Testaments
  • insights for understanding and applying Scripture today

This course is supported by the popular textbook Introduction to Biblical Interpretation authored by William Klein, Craig Blomberg, and Robert Hubbard. All course material—video lectures; readings enhanced by maps, photos, timelines, and charts; key concept reviews, and quizzes—is available online for study at your own convenience.

Course Outline

  1. The Need for Hermeneutics
  2. The History of Interpretation
  3. Literary and Social Scientific Approaches to Interpretation
  4. The Canon and Translations
  5. The Interpreter
  6. The Goal of Interpretation
  7. MIDTERM
  8. General Rules of Hermeneutics: Prose
  9. General Rules of Hermeneutics: Biblical Poetry
  10. Genres of the Old Testament
  11. Genres of the New Testament
  12. Using the Bible Today
  13. Application
  14. FINAL EXAM

 

About the Technology

Author & Instructor

William W. Klein
Dr. William W. Klein

PhD., University of Aberdeen

William W. Klein is a professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, and he has also written The New Chosen People: A Corporate View of Election.

Craig L. Blomberg
Dr. Craig L. Blomberg

PhD., University of Aberdeen

Craig L. Blomberg is a distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fifteen books and more than 130 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures.

Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
Dr. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.

PhD., Claremont Graduate School

Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. is a professor of Biblical Literature at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He previously served as a chaplain on active duty in the United States Navy and in the United States Naval Reserve. He also serves as general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series.