BIB120/BIB520: Biblical Interpretation
The BibleMesh Institute

BIB120/BIB520: Biblical Interpretation

This course teaches you how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for yourself by providing you the tools you need to study Scripture with insight, accuracy, and understanding.

At a Glance

  • Assigned proctor to guide you through the course and provide extra assignments
  • Access to all course material—video lectures; readings enhanced by maps, photos, timelines, and charts; key concept reviews, and quizzes
  • Access to the Cerego learning system to build memory retention of course objectives
  • $250 per month access to complete the course at your own pace


120 hours

Only enroll in this course if you have applied to the BibleMesh Institute, been accepted and directed to take this course.

More Details

Based on the popular textbook Grasping God’s Word by Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall, this course provides a simple and clear introduction to reading the Word of God carefully and in context, interpreting it, and then applying it faithfully.

Designed to follow Hays and Duvall’s memorable “Interpretive Journey” framework, this course equips self-learners and academic students with foundational, trustworthy principles of sound biblical interpretation.

All course material—instructional videos, readings, practical exercises, and quizzes—is available online for study at your own convenience.

Course Outline

  1. Bible Translations
  2. Interpretive Journey
  3. Sentences and Paragraphs
  4. Discourses
  5. Historical-Cultural Context and What the Reader Brings to the Text
  6. Literary Context and Word Studies
  7. Who Controls Meaning? and Levels of Meaning
  8. Role of the Holy Spirit and Application
  10. NT: Letters
  11. NT: Gospels
  12. NT: Acts
  13. NT: Revelation
  14. OT: Narrative
  15. OT: Law
  16. OT: Poetry and Prophets
  17. OT: Wisdom