BIV 500 New Testament Fundamentals (3) FALL ODD, SPRING ODD, SUMMER EVEN.
This course is provided for the student without previous academic exposure to the Bible. Students survey the books of the New Testament and examine the major themes and writers.
BIV 503 Advanced New Testament (3) FALL EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
Prereq.: BIV 500 or New Testament Survey on undergraduate level.
Students examine all three disciplines of Advanced New Testament studies (history/background, New Testament Introduction, and New Testament biblical theology) from the perspective of the absolute integrity of the New Testament text. These three disciplines are applied to the understanding of the New Testament books as well as the personal and practical application of the New Testament to life and ministry.
BIV 510 Old Testament Fundamentals (3) FALL EVEN, SPRING EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
This course enables the student without previous academic exposure to the Bible to survey the books of the Old Testament and examine the major themes and writers.
BIV 513 Advanced Old Testament (3) FALL, SPRING EVEN.
Prereq.: BIV 510 or Old Testament Survey on undergraduate level or Bible exposition program.
Students explore the Old Testament with in-depth readings on the backgrounds and contents of each Old Testament book. In addition to lectures and class discussions, students research the Old Testament canon, text, and inspiration and trace God’s unfolding plan to redeem and bless all people through the Messiah.
BIV 519 Post-Exilic Prophets (3) SPRING.
The focus of this course is on the books of Haggai, Zechariah, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Malachi. Students will analyze God’s dealing with Israel after the exile.
BIV 525 Life of Paul (3) FALL EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
This course, based on a chronology of Paul’s life, teaches the student to glean important principles for the Christian walk from the life of Paul as revealed in Acts and in Paul’s writings.
BIV 547 Epistle of James (3) FALL.
This course is a verse by verse study of the Epistle of James. Students will focus on practical Christian living with an emphasis on such topics as trials, temptation, and faith and works.
BIV 553 United Monarchy (3)
This course discusses the transition from the theocracy to the monarchy with an emphasis on the development of the monarchy in the life of Israel. Students glean practical principles of leadership from the reigns of King Saul, David, and Solomon.
BIV 554 Divided Monarchy (3) FALL EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
Students trace developments that led to the division of the monarchy, chronicle life in the Divided Kingdoms, and draw significant principles for modern ministry.
BIV 564 Ezekiel (3) SPRING EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
Students participate in an in-depth exposition of Ezekiel with a threefold emphasis on the glory and holiness of God, the seriousness and ramifications of sin, and the distinction of Israel and the Church. There will be a focus on the practical principles and applications for daily living and successful service for the Lord.
BIV 606 Acts (3) SPRING, SUMMER ODD.
An exposition of Acts, where students concentrate on the history of the spread of the gospel in the early church and the development of the Church and its doctrine.
BIV 614 Revelation (3) FALL ODD, SPRING EVEN.
An exposition of the book of Revelation with emphasis placed upon Christ as the central Person of the book. Students learn practical lessons of faithfulness and service to God in these final days before Christ’s return.
BIV 618 I & II Corinthians (3) SUMMER.
Students analyze the church problems addressed by Paul: factionalism; immorality; church discipline; Christians taking other believers to court; and marriage, divorce, and remarriage. They also study the teachings of Paul regarding spiritual gifts, public worship, the resurrection of Christ, full-time vocational ministry, and giving to the local church.
BIV 622 Romans (3) FALL ODD, SUMMER EVEN.
Students engage in a detailed exposition of the book of Romans, comprehending its theology at much greater depth than is achieved in a survey course.
BIV 635 Christ in the Old Testament (3) FALL EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
Students examine selected Old Testament passages which point to the Messiah and His second coming.
BIV 639 Johannine Epistles and Jude (3) SPRING ODD, SUMMER EVEN.
Students engage in a thorough exposition of the epistles of John and Jude, giving emphasis to love, Christian hospitality, and defending the faith.
BIV 640 Doctrine and History of Preservation of the Text (3) SPRING ODD, SUMMER.
The doctrine of Bibliology is explored with an emphasis on the biblical and historical definition of the preservation of the Holy Bible. Students examine the history of the doctrine of preservation as well as the history of biblical truth in its manuscript and printed form.
BIV 673 Proverbs (3) SPRING EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
The wisdom shared through the Book of Proverbs contains practical lessons for the Christian today. This course will examine the practical application of wisdom to daily living.
BIV 674 Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon (3) SPRING ODD, SUMMER EVEN.
This in-depth study of Job, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon teaches the student applications of godly wisdom to successful Christian living.
BIV 675 Genesis (3) FALL EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
This exegetical study of the book of Genesis achieves much greater depth than is possible in a survey course and trains students to defend the biblical doctrine of Creation and the biblical history of mankind.
BIV 684 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3) FALL EVEN, SUMMER ODD.
Students examine the life and teachings of Jesus based on a harmony of the four Gospels. Helpful backgrounds from the Intertestamental period are referenced.