RELB 116 - LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS - 3 - (3-0-6)
A study of the origins of the Christian faith in its historical and cultural milieu at the beginning of the Common Era. The course examines the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and their impact on history. NOTE: A service learning component will be utilized for this course.
RELB 123 - ELEMENTARY HEBREW - 3 - (3-0-6)
Introduction to the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar, structure, alphabet, and basic vocabulary. Practice in the use of language tools. Readings in selected Hebrew texts.
RELB 124 - INTERMEDIATE HEBREW - 3 - (3-0-6)
Translation of selected portions of the Hebrew Old Testament. Introduction to the steps and tools of Hebrew exegesis. Prerequisite: RELB 123
RELB 215 - ETHICAL MODELS - 3 - (3-0-6)
A study of ethics and approaches to ethical living from a Christian religious perspective. The course also examines other historical and philosophical models of ethical behavior and applies them in the contemporary setting. Emphasis is given to ideas, experiences and materials, which facilitate the development of character and a personal value system.
RELB 221 - ELEMENTARY GREEK I - 3 - (3-0-6)
Introduction to the fundamentals of the grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and translation of the Koine Greek of the New Testament. Practice in the use of language tools.
RELB 222 - ELEMENTARY GREEK II - 3 - (3-0-6)
A continuation of RELB 221. Prerequisite: RELB 221
RELB 260 - THE LAW AND THE WRITINGS - 3 - (3-0-6)
Synopsis of Old Testament law and writings and the study of their structure, themes, theology, historical settings, and significance as sacred Christian literature, with an emphasis on the basic hermeneutical principles for the study of the Old Testament.
RELB 321 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK I - 3 - (3-0-6)
Introduction to the intermediate grammar and syntax of Biblical Greek. Readings in selected texts of the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: RELB 222
RELB 322 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK II - 3 - (3-0-6)
A continuation of RELB 321. Prerequisite: RELB 321
RELB 327 - INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT - 3 - (3-0-6)
Introduction to the purpose, literary forms, and messages of the Old Testament books in the Bible, and some of the problems raised by lower and higher criticism. Topics include a short introduction to the main phases of Old Testament history.
RELB 346 - INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT - 3 - (3-0-6)
Introduction to the history, literary forms, and messages of the New Testament books in the Bible, and some of the problems raised by lower and higher criticism.
RELB 361 - SURVEY OF THE GOSPELS - 3 - (3-0-6)
The course Survey of the Gospels is a course in the area of biblical studies that explores the content and structure of the four gospels following a chronological and synthetic study emphasizing the time, place, circumstances and persons involved in the events of Jesus’ Ministry.
RELB 421 - OLD TESTAMENT APOCALYPTIC WRITINGS - 3 - (3-0-6)
Survey of the apocalyptic writings of the Old Testament and the intertestamental period. The style, methodology, and message of the apocalyptic. A search for the meaning and relevance of the book of Daniel by the help of the latest scholarship and verse by verse immersion in the text. Prerequisite: RELB 327
RELB 422 - CHRISTIAN APOCALYPTIC WRITINGS - 3 - (3-0-6)
A study of the background, contents, and construction of the book of Revelation. A review of the various models of interpreting the book. Chapter by chapter exegesis of the Revelation with an appraisal of its current relevance in Christian life and proclamation. Prerequisite: RELB 346
RELB 451 - HEBREW PROPHETS - 3 - (3-0-6)
A study of the prophetic traditions of the Old Testament and their Christian application, and a study of the theological themes of Old Testament prophets and introduction to the phenomena of prophecy.
RELB 466 - EPISTLES IN THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 3 - (3-0-6)
Exegetical reading and study of the Pauline and General Letters of the New Testament. A thematic study of letters from Paul, Peter, James, Jude, and John. In-depth study into selected Letters as illustration of various approaches in Bible study.
RELB 481 - HEBREW EXEGESIS - 3 - (3-0-6)
A verse by verse translation and exegesis of an Old Testament book or selected texts. Prerequisite: RELB 124 or permission of the Instructor.
RELB 482 - GREEK EXEGESIS - 3 - (3-0-6)
A verse by verse translation and exegesis of a New Testament book or selected texts. Prerequisite: RELB 322 or permission of the Instructor.
RELB 496 - TOPICS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES - 3 - (3-0-6)
Study of research methods in religion, with special attention to bibliographic and archaeological techniques. Through the in-depth study of one single book to be selected for the students to examine contemporary lifestyles, cultural settings, linguistic peculiarities, and socio-religious contexts, to extract the mandate and message communicated by the author. Prerequisite: Senior standing.