Course Catalog

Course IDCourse NumberCourse NameScofield AdministratorRoom NumberDaysTimeCreditsPrerequisites
AP 503009Introduction to Apologetics SystemsOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP 508-655018WorldviewsOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP - 504-810010Apologetics IIIOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP - 505-850011Advanced Apologetics IVOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP - 506-600016Introduction to PhilosophyOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP - 507-650017Introduction to Logical ThinkingOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP - 621013The Major Messianic Christologies IIOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP - 623-755015The Genesis Debate: Four Views of CreationOnlineAdmin AssignedAdmin assigned3
AP-501007Apologetics IOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP-502008Apologetics IIOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP-620-820012The Major Messianic ChristologiesOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
AP- 622-750014Creation ApologeticsOnlineAdmin AssignedOn-Line3
BIBCL 500128Introduction to Biblical CounselingOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 501031MatthewOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 502032MarkOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 503033LukeOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 504034JohnOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 505035ActsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line
BIBNT 506036RomansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 507037I CorinthiansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 508038II CorinthiansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 509039GalatiansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 510040EphesiansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 511041PhilippiansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 512042ColossiansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 513043I ThessaloniansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 514044II ThessaloniansOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 515045I & II Timothy, Titus, PhilemonOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 516046HebrewsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 517047JamesOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line
BIBNT 518048I, II PeterOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 519049John I,II,III, JudeOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line
BIBNT 520050RevelationOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBNT 521051New Testament Research ProjectOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 501052GenesisOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 502053ExodusOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 503054LeviticusOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 504055NumbersOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 505056DeuteronomyOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 506057JoshuaOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 507058JudgesOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 508059RuthOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 509060I Samuel, II SamuelOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line5
BIBOT 510061I Kings & II KingsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line5
BIBOT 511062I & II ChroniclesOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line4
BIBOT 512063Ezra & NehemiahOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 513064EstherOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
BIBOT 514065JobOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 515066PsalmsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line5
BIBOT 516067ProverbsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
BIBOT 517068Ecclesiastes & Song of SongsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
BIBOT 518069IsaiahOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line5
BIBOT 519070Jeremiah & LamentationsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line5
BIBOT 520071EzekielOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line5
BIBOT 521071DanielOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line4
BIBOT 522073Hosea & JoelOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line
BIBOT 523074AmosOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
BIBOT 524075Obadiah & JonahOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
BIBOT 525076Micah & NahumOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
BIBOT 526077Habakkuk & ZephaniahOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
BIBOT 527078Haggi, Zechariah, & MalachiOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
BIBOT 528-705079Old Testament Bible ElectivesOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
CORE 500001Intro to The Bible & TheologyonlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line5
CORE 501002New Testament SurveyOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3CORE 500
CORE 502003Survey of the Books of the Old TestamentOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3CORE 500
CORE 503004HermeneuticsOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3CORE 500
CORE 504005Advanced HermeneuticsOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3CORE 500
CORE 505006Introduction to Biblical ArchaeologyOnlineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
EV 501019EvangelismOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
EV 501022Church History IOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
EV 502020Evangelism and the Local ChurchOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
EV 503-700021Evangelism to IsraelOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
GK 500092Greek IOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
GK 501093Greek IIOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
GK 503094Greek Syntax IIIOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
GK 504095Greek IVOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
GK 505096Independent Study in New Testament IOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
GK 506097Greek ExegesisOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
GK-508098Greek AcquaintanceOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line
HEB 500099Hebrew I Unit AOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
HEB 501100Hebrew I Unit BOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
HEB 502101Hebrew I Unit COn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line2
HEB 503102Modern Hebrew IOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3HEB 501
HEB 504103Intermediate Hebrew Exegesis & TranslationOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HEB 505104Biblical Hebrew SyntaxOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HEB 506105Hebrew AcquaintanceOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-LineNo Credit
HIS 502023Church History IIOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HIS 504025History of th The Hebrew LanguageOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HIS 505026The United MonarchyOn-LineAdmin AssignedOn-Line3
HIS 506027The Divided MonarchyOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HIS 507028Conquest & SettlementOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HIS 508029The PentateuchOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HIST 503024Wolrd Empires and People Groups of the Bible: Past, Present & FutureOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
HIST 509030History of the MissionsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JSWT 507-800088Old Testament CanonicityOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST 500080Introduction to Jewish Biblical StudiesOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line
JWST 501-800081Pseudigrephiah DSS Jewish WritingOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST 502-800082Second Temple Period OverviewOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST 503-800083Old Testament Prophecies Realized in New TestamentOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST 504-800085Introduction to The Biblical Dispensation and CovenantsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST 508-800089Old Testament Variant ReadingsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST 509-800090The Long War between Isaac and IshmaelOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST 510-800091Tour of IsraelOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST - 505-800086Israelology and Theology of the Old TestamentOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
JWST - 506-800087Notable Jewish Tenach ScholarsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
MIN 600106Introductiion to World MissionsOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
MIN 601107Adult Ministries in the ChurchOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
MIN 602108Effective Administrative LeadershipOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO 503-600111Contemporary Theology IIOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO 504112Contemporary Theology IOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO 505-800113Doctrine of the TrinityOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO - 501-730109DispensationalismOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO -502-600110Christian WorldviewOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO -506-720114He that is Spiritual ( The Spiritual Life)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO- ST 610-810125Last Things ( Eschatology)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 600-800115Basic TheologyOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 601-801116God ( Theology Proper)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 602-802117The Bible ( Bibliology)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 603-803118Angels ( Angelology)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 604-804119Doctrine of Man ( Anthropology)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 605-805120Doctrine of Sin ( Harmarthilogy)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 606-806 Doctrine of Christ ( Christology)121Doctrine of Christ ( Christology)On-LineAssigned by Faculty
THEO-ST 607-807122Doctrine of Salvation ( Soteriology)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 608-808123the Holy SpiritOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 609-809124Doctrine of the Church ( Ecclesiology)On-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 611-820126Replacement TheologyOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
THEO-ST 612-821127IsraelologyOn-LineAssigned by FacultyOn-Line3
Course IDCourse NumberCourse NameScofield AdministratorRoom NumberDaysTimeCreditsPrerequisites

Here Are The Descriptions Of All The Courses Listed In The Course Catalog

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Courses can be developed around any topic or textbook upon the request of the student. Courses must be in line with the purpose and content of SBI’s degree programs. Each of the following courses is offered at the academic levels indicated:

Graduate: Courses 500–700); Postgraduate: Courses 700–800

CORE COURSES

CORE – 500 Intro to the Bible and Theology 5 Credits (CR)

This course provides foundational material in Bible study, Bible structure, apologetics, different epistemological systems, second temple period, church history, original languages, nation ethnic Israel, the New Testament Church, and systematic theology.

CORE – 501 New Testament Survey 3 CR

Review of the content, structure, authorship, date, and circumstance of writing, with consideration as to the recipient of each. Prerequisite: CORE 500.

CORE – 502 Old Testament Survey 3 CR

Survey of the Books of the Old Testament. Includes authorship, dates written, dates and timing of the subject prophecies on the long chronology of world history. The course will also discuss the major themes developed and the subjects explained. Prerequisite: CORE 500.

CORE – 503 Hermeneutics 3 CR

The goals of the course are to develop a comprehensive methodology of interpreting the Bible; to learn to evaluate different interpretive models; to acquire the ability to distinguish different genre in the Bible (and genre implications for interpretation); and to grow in obedience of mind and life. The course develops the consistent normal, historical, cultural, grammatical method as the best approach in the interpretation of Scripture. Prerequisite: CORE 500.

CORE – 504 Advanced Hermeneutics 3 CR

This course introduces the hermeneutical basis for prophecies originating in the Old Testament being fulfilled in the New Testament. This is a study of how the writers of the New Testament quote and use the Old Testament. Within this course there will be some examination of the Old Testament New Covenant in Jeremiah chapter 31, as it has been developed by the New Testament authors. Prerequisite: CORE 500.

CORE – 505 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology 3 CR

This course introduces the student to the basic rationale for conducting archaeology digs in the Mid-East. It seeks to integrate ancient material culture and epigraphic discoveries with the study of the Bible, in order to assist the student to better understand the Scriptures

APOLOGETICS

AP – 501 Apologetics I 3 CR

Learning apologetics and being an apologist for Jesus Christ is a constructive way to answer the skeptic and enemy of the Christian faith, in a time when silence is inexcusable and comes at great cost and harm to humanity. Christian apologetics is speaking out for Christ and His Truth with intelligence and reason. Christian apologetics does not remain silent. Equipping and showing the Christian believer how to do this is the purpose and objective for this series. This course is an introduction to using logic, reason, and factual data in a constructive way to develop a rational defense of the Christian faith. The course includes scientific, theological, historical, and philosophical arguments in support of God, the Bible, and the Christian faith.

AP – 502 Apologetics II 3 CR

In this second apologetics course, the student will learn about the various world thought systems that are under the category of Christianity, and learn conflicting world-views. Tactics are brought out in this second course as well.

AP – 503 Introduction to Apologetics Systems 3 CR

This course gives the student an opportunity to study the history and various systems of the science of apologetics. The student is introduced to the four types of apologetic systems: Classical (Norm Geisler), Evidential (Josh McDowell) Presuppositional (Cornelius Van Til), and Fideistic (Martin Luther, Kierkegaard) apologetics.

AP – 504–810 Apologetics III 3 CR

A continuation from Apologetics II. The defense of the Christian faith against all intellectual attacks. The course continues the discussion of scientific, theological, historical, and philosophical arguments in support of God, the Bible, and the Christian faith.

AP – 505–850 Advanced Apologetics IV 3 CR

A continuation from Apologetics III. The defense of the Christian faith against all intellectual attacks. The course includes scientific, theological, historical and philosophical arguments in support of God, the Bible, and the Christian faith.

AP – 620–820 The Major Messianic Prophecies I 3 CR

This course will provide a detailed study of the major Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament in light of their fulfillment by Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The particular focus of this class will be the details revealed in the scriptures regarding the first coming of the Messiah.

AP – 621 The Major Messianic Prophecies II 3 CR

This course is a continuation of AP-620 and focuses on the second coming prophecies of the Messiah.

AP – 622–750 Creation Apologetics 3 CR

This course is a beginner’s course that shows how science and the bible complement each other without contradiction. Using a testable Biblical creation model and the disciplines of astronomy, physics, and mathematics students will learn how to challenge the Darwinian evolutionary paradigm and see that scripture and the facts of nature point to a transcendently created world. The latest scientific discoveries that help substantiate the extra-dimensional characteristics of Creator God will also be explored.

AP – 623–755 The Genesis Debate: Four Views of Creation 3 CR

This course equips students to become peacemakers in congregations where differing creation views have caused strife and division. Students will primarily consider Young Earth Creationism, Old Earth Creationism, Theistic Evolution, and Framework Hypothesis but will also consider the Analogical View and the Gap Theory. While learning the strengths and weaknesses of each position, students will gain a greater understanding of their own beliefs and learn to relate to those with differing views with charity, love, and humility.

AP – 506–600 Introduction to Philosophy 3 CR

An examination of various philosophical ideas, refuting anti-Christian world-views, and giving the reasons and reality of the Christian faith from a philosophical and Christian point of view.

AP – 507–650 Introduction to Logical Thinking 3 CR

This course defines and delineates the value of logic in the Christian thinker’s life. The focus of the course is on deductive and inductive reasoning. The course teaches the student how to form syllogisms and how to recognize formal and informal fallacies.

AP – 508–655 Worldviews 3 CR

An examination and appraisal of the meaning and function of world-views. It is widely agreed that many of the differences between Christians and non-Christians in today’s world are the result not only of difference in religion, but a totally different world-view. This course attempts to examine the modern non-Christian and Christian world- views and delineate the major points of divergence between them. The course will examine the seven major worldviews of our day.


BIBLE NEW TESTAMENT

BIBNT – 501 Matthew 3 CR

Issues covered include authorship, occasion and date of writing, purpose, and a verse-by-verse exposition of the book. An emphasis is placed on the relationship of Christ to the rabbinic authorities and to the Olivet Discourse.

BIBNT – 502 Mark 3 CR

Issues covered include authorship, occasion and date of writing, purpose, and a verse-by-verse exposition of the book.

BIBNT – 503 Luke 3 CR

Issues covered include authorship, occasion and date of writing, purpose, and a verse-by-verse exposition of the book.

BIBNT – 504 John 3 CR

A study of the fourth Gospel, with special attention given to its theological and spiritual emphasis.

BIBNT – 505 Acts 3 CR

An exegetical examination of the Acts of the Apostles with concentration on the biblical theology of the book of Acts, the historical background of events, and the theological emphasis of the speeches.

BIBNT – 506 Romans 3 CR

An examination of Paul’s letter to the church at Rome. Emphasis will be placed on grace and law, faith and works, justification and sanctification, the relationship between Gentiles and Jews, and of the believer to Christ.

BIBNT – 507 1 Corinthians 3 CR

This course is a verse-by-verse exposition of 1 and 2 Corinthians. The theological implications are balanced with its practical application.

BIBNT – 508 2 Corinthians 3 CR

This course is a verse-by-verse exposition of 1 and 2 Corinthians. The theological implications are balanced with its practical application.

BIBNT – 509 Galatians 3 CR

This course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Galatians. The theological implications are balanced with practical application. The course instructs the student in the relationship of law and grace.

BIBNT – 510 Ephesians 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Ephesians. It gives attention to the doctrine of election and other important Dispensational issues.

 BIBNT – 511 Philippians 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse study of Philippians, with special attention given to the contents and doctrinal implications of the book. The course gives the student a basic foundation for understanding Pauline theology.

BIBNT – 512 Colossians 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse study of Colossians, with special attention given to the contents and doctrinal implications of the book. The course gives the student a basic foundation for understanding Pauline theology.

BIBNT – 513 1 Thessalonians 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Thessalonians which emphasizes the doctrinal implications of the epistle, while making practical applications from the book. Special emphasis is given to election, foreknowledge, a defense of pre-tribulational rapture, and the practical application of administrating the church.

BIBNT – 514 2 Thessalonians 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Thessalonians which emphasizes the doctrinal implications of the epistle, while making practical applications from the book. Special emphasis is given to election, foreknowledge, a defense of pre-tribulational rapture, and the practical application of administrating the church.

BIBNT – 515 1, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon 3 CR

The course is an expository study of 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon with an emphasis on their exegetical and interpretive issues.

BIBNT – 516 Hebrews 3 CR

The course is an in-depth survey of the book of Hebrews and emphasizes many aspects of the book, including: the person and deity of Jesus Christ; the ministry of Jesus as High Priest; the importance of the local church; the demonstration of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ; the superiority of Jesus over the Mosaic system; and the superiority of Jesus over the angels.

BIBNT – 517 James 3 CR

This course is a verse-by-verse exposition of James. The theological implications are balanced with its practical application.

BIBNT – 518 1, 2 Peter 3 CR

This course is a verse-by-verse exposition of 1 and 2 Peter. The theological implications are balanced with its practical application.

BIBNT – 519 1, 2, 3 John, Jude 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of the four general epistles preceding Revelation. The course focuses upon the continuity of the message of the books.

 BIBNT – 520 Revelation 3 CR

An examination of the book of Revelation from a futuristic, dispensational point of view. Consideration will be given to the non-dispensational understanding of the book, so that the student will understand the alternative interpretive views. This course will enable the student to realize the significant volume of Old Testament prophecies which are realized in this book. Additionally this course examines the doctrines started in Genesis but conclude here in Revelation.

BIBNT – 521 New Testament Research Project 3 CR

The student will perform careful exegetical research into an issue or problem relating to the New Testament text or its interpretation and application. The research is to be articulated in a 20-page formal paper. For topic approval and writing guidelines, the student must contact the Dean.

BIBLE OLD TESTAMENT

BIBOT – 501 Genesis 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Genesis It gives attention to the doctrine of election and other important foundational issues. Major prophecies and doctrine are introduced here. This book discusses creation, the Fall and the origin and early development of the nation Israel. The name is taken from the Septuagint.

BIBOT – 502 Exodus 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Exodus. This book is a continuation of Genesis and continues to tell the story of God’s chosen people the Jews as well as introducing the Mosaic Law.

BIBOT – 503 Leviticus 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Leviticus. The course covers the national and personal laws given by God to the Jewish people regarding worship and religious activities.

BIBOT – 504 Numbers 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Numbers. It is a historical book. The book covers a 38 year period.

BIBOT – 505 Deuteronomy 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Deuteronomy. Its Greek name means “second law”, which was the repetition of the law recorded in Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers but, with some additions.

BIBOT – 506 Joshua 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Joshua. The course outlines the conquest and occupation by Israel under his military leadership.

BIBOT – 507 Judges 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Judges. This historical book covers the period from the death of Joshua to the birth of Samuel.

BIBOT – 508 Ruth 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Ruth. The book shows that in a time of national decline and immorality, God preserved a remnant who could serve as the core for a future revival. This would be accomplished in Ruth’s descendant, David, from whom the Messiah would come.

BIBOT – 509 1 and 2 Samuel 5 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of 1 and 2 Samuel are historical books which describe Israel’s transition from a loose confederation of tribes to a strong and united nation.

 BIBOT – 510 I Kings, 1 and 2 Kings 5 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of 1 and 2 Kings. The two books contain the history of

the Jewish monarchy from the death of David (around 970 BC) to the Babylonian exile (586 BC). They trace the division of the Jewish nation into the Kingdom of Judah in the south and the Kingdom of Israel in the north. 1 and 2 Kings record Israel’s history from a religious, rather than a civil, viewpoint.

BIBOT – 511 1 and 2 Chronicles 4 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of 1 and 2 Chronicles. The books of Chronicles were written to remind the nation of their entire history, and of their position among other nations, emphasizing the history of priestly worship from the death of Saul to the end of the Babylonian captivity.

BIBOT – 512 Ezra, Nehemiah 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Ezra and Nehemiah that covers the events of the Jews returning from the Babylonian captivity. The Temple is completed and dedicated to God during this period.

BIBOT – 513 Esther 2 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Esther. This historical book records the unsuccessful plot of Haman, the prime minister to the Persian king, to exterminate the Jewish race. God’s goodness in delivering the Jews is a central theme.

BIBOT – 514 Job 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Job. The book relates the anguish of the righteous man Job as he and his friends struggle to explain the affliction which has befallen him and has stripped him of his wealth, his family, and his health.

BIBOT – 515 Psalms 5 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of the Psalms. The Psalms are a form of Hebrew poetry, many of which were accompanied by music. The content of the Psalms includes the prophecy of Christ, praise to God, and visions of the future Kingdom of God and its glory.

BIBOT – 516 Proverbs 2 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Proverbs. In the book of Proverbs, wisdom is the attitude which puts God first as man’s rightful guide and master.

BIBOT – 517 Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. Ecclesiastes forms a collection of many wise sayings and proverbs of Solomon. Song of Songs consists of speeches in Hebrew poetry. It depicts the beauty and pure love between a man and a woman, which develops into a mature undying relationship.

 BIBOT – 518 Isaiah 5 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Isaiah. The book is highly Messianic and portrays Christ’s virgin birth, His character, His life, His death, His resurrection, and His second coming with definiteness and clarity.

BIBOT – 519 Jeremiah, Lamentations 5 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Jeremiah & Lamentations. The nation was in idolatry and God was about to judge them and punish them with the Babylonians. Jeremiah told the nation of Judah to yield to the Babylonians. Lamentation’s general theme is SORROW. It is the wailing wall of the Bible.

BIBOT – 520 Ezekiel 5 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Ezekiel. The general theme is its striking majestic visions of the Glory God; Shekinah Glory leaves the temple; Glory of the Lord; Judgment of Nations; Glory of the Lord & Then coming kingdom. The millennial temple is presented by Ezekiel.

BIBOT – 521 Daniel 4 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Daniel. The general theme is the rise and fall of kingdoms. The book has prophecies about the coming prince, Jesus, prophecies about successive world empires, and deliverance from evil by God.

BIBOT – 522 Hosea, Joel 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Hosea and Joel. Written to the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of Jeroboam. A central theme is God’s redeeming Love and Return to the

Him. Joel urges the Jews to turn to the Lord. It is also a warning of future armies, which will invade the Holy Land. The Day of the Lord is the theme of this book.

BIBOT – 523 Amos 2 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Amos. Amos begins with a denunciation of Israel’s enemies to the Jews then when he has their attention and support he tells them of Israel’s sins.

BIBOT – 524 Obadiah, Jonah 2 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Obadiah and Jonah. Obadiah was written to address the ancient problem of pride. Jonah’s character and God’s dealing with him foreshadow the subsequent history of the nation of Israel.

BIBOT – 525 Micah, Nahum 2 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Micah and Nahum. The theme of both Micah and Nahum is the judgment and redemption of God. Nahum’s central theme is the burden of judgment on the godless nations of Nineveh (1:1) The most outstanding characteristic of both books is the justice and goodness of God.

 BIBOT – 526 Habakkuk, Zephaniah 2 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Habakkuk and Zephaniah. Habakkuk was written to the Southern Kingdom of Judah about the time of Josiah. The central problem covered by

Habakkuk is the impending invasion of the Chaldeans because of significant spiritual and moral decline. The general theme is the rise and fall of kingdoms. The book of Zephaniah’s outstanding characteristics are: the day of the Lord; the jealousy of the Lord; the judgments are removed; the Kingdom is established.

BIBOT – 527 Haggai, Malachi 2 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Haggai and Malachi.

BIBOT – 528 Zechariah 3 CR

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Zechariah. Zechariah’s central theme is apocalyptic, messianic and millennial. Visions; Fasting; the second coming of Christ are all themes of this book.

BIBOT528–705 Old Testament Bible Electives 3 CR

Attention is given to content, literary features, critical problems, and historical context. Offered according to interest and need.

 EVANGELISM

EV – 501 Evangelism 3 CR

The course examines the methods of personal witnessing for the purpose of securing a decision for salvation on the part of a lost individual. The course examines the place of evangelism in the Church and the place of the Holy Spirit in the witnessing process.

EV – 502 Evangelism and the Local Church 3 CR

This course covers such vital topics as: the Biblical mandate for evangelism, the true Gospel message, presenting the Gospel, follow-up and discipleship, evangelism in the church, and contemporary issues in evangelism.

EV – 503–700 Evangelism to Israel 3 CR

The course examines the methods of personal witnessing for the purpose of securing a decision for salvation on the part of a lost individual. The course examines the place of evangelism in the Church and the place of the Holy Spirit in the witnessing process. Emphasis is given on reaching the nation Israel with salvation in the Messiah.

 HISTORY

HIS – 501 Church History I 3 CR

This course covers the origin and spread of Christianity from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the Reformation. It includes: The Struggle of the Old Catholic Imperial Church for Survival, 100–313 AD; The Supremacy of the Old Catholic Imperial Church, 313–590 AD; The Rise of the Empire and Latin-Teutonic Christianity, 590–800 AD; The Ebb and Flow in Relationships between Church and State, 800–1054 AD; The Supremacy of the Papacy, 1054–1305 AD; Medieval sunset and modern sunrise, 1305–1517 AD.

HIS – 502 Church History II 3 CR

This course begins with the Pre-Reformation period and continues with: Martin Luther, the Reformation in Germany; John Calvin, the Reformation in Switzerland; The Reformation in England; The Reformation in Scotland; The Anabaptists; The Counter-Reformation; The Puritans and the Pilgrims; John and Charles Wesley; George Whitfield; The Great Awakenings; The Missionary Movement and the 1900s.

HIST – 503 World Empires and People Groups of the Bible: Past, Present and Future 3 CR

World Empires and People Groups of the Bible is a survey course of the largest people groups and empires that have held and will hold prominent power and control of the earth. By the end of this course the student will have:

  1. A fundamental understanding of the Old Testament people groups.
  2. A fundamental understanding of the various past, present, and future world empires.
  3. A fundamental outline of the history of the Nation Israel and their interaction with these people groups and empires.
  4. The ability to clearly define which people groups and empires have an impact on the past, present, and future history of the Nation Israel.

HIS – 504 History of The Hebrew Language 3 CR

This is a comprehensive course encompassing the known origin of the Hebrew language from its Semitic basis to the present day. Beginning with speculative origins and advancing to the traceable layers of the language, this course advances to the revived, previously dead, language by Eleazar ben Yehuda. These amazing developments of this language can only be explained by the Lord God preparing His world for His future realization of the Bible’s prophecies of a Messianic Age.

HIS – 505 The United Monarchy 3 CR

A historical, archaeological, and theological analysis of the United Monarchy in Israel. The books covered are 1 and 2 Samuel, the first ten chapters of 1 Kings, and the parallel passages in Chronicles and Psalms.

HIS – 506 The Divided Monarchy 3 CR

The history of Israel is traced from Solomon’s apostasy (1 Kings 11) to the Babylonian Captivity (2 Kings 25). Special emphasis is given to the miracle ministries of Elijah and Elisha. Passages from

Chronicles and the prophetic books are interwoven, as well as evidence from contemporary secular history.

HIS – 507 Conquest and Settlement 3 CR

A study of the conquest and settlement period of Israel’s history. The books covered are Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. Special consideration is given to late Bronze Age materials from Palestine, which provides the cultural background for this era.

HIS – 508 The Pentateuch 3 CR

A study of the Pentateuch with consideration of the particular Pentateuch problems of evolution and higher criticism. The laws, which form the basis of Israel’s theocracy, are examined with regard to their content, meaning, and applicability today.

HIS – 509 History of Missions 3 CR

The course traces the historic development of Christian mission in chronological sequence from Pentecost to William Carey, then the modern period along geographical lines. The course concludes with an evaluation of the achievements of the past and the prospects for the future.


JEWISH STUDIES

JWST – 500–800 Introduction to Jewish Biblical Studies 3 CR

A comprehensive examination of the issues and the setting of the state of Israel in the Middle East. This course covers the scope of Jewish studies and the Jewish origin of the Church and Christianity.

JWST – 501–800 Pseudepigrapha DSS Jewish writings 3 CR

This course will introduce the student to the Pseudepigrapha writings of the second temple period and what was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran. The various documents will be introduced along with a short description of each and the benefit derived from them to Bible students.

JWST – 502–800 Second Temple Period Introduction 3 CR

This course will familiarize the student with the dynamics of the period of approximately 520 B.C. to 70 AD when the second Temple was actively in use. Some of the subjects presented are the migration back to Jerusalem from Babylon; the Hasmoneans and Herodians; The rise of Rabbinic Judaism; The decline of Orthodox Judaism; The appearance of the Messiah; The Rise of and spread of early Christianity; and the occupations of the Greeks and Romans.

JWST – 503–800 2ndTemple Period Dynamics, Biblical Orthodoxy to Rabbinic Judaism 3 CR

This three-credit course will provide a comprehensive examination of the issues, history and shift in the 2nd Temple period from Biblical Orthodoxy to Rabbinic Judaism. By the end of this course, the student will have a firm understanding of the political and religious dynamics involved in the decline of biblical orthodoxy and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism.

JWST – 504–800 2ndTemple Period Pseudepigraphic Prophetic Literature 3 CR

This three-credit course will provide a comprehensive examination of the apocalyptic literature found in the Pseudepigraphical literature which predicted the first coming of the Messiah. The student will be able to define the religious, and governmental dynamics in the period leading up to Messiah’s first advent and compare them to the events preceding His Second Coming.

JWST – 505–800 Old Testament Prophecies Realized in New Testament 3 CR

This course introduces the hermeneutical basis for prophecies originating in the Old Testament being fulfilled in the New Testament. This is a study of how the writers of the New Testament quoted and use the Old Testament. Within this course, there will be an examination of the Old Testament New Covenant found in Jeremiah chapter 31, as it has been developed in the New Testament.

JWST – 506–800 Introduction to Biblical Dispensationalism 3 CR

This three-credit course will provide a comprehensive examination of the theological concept of the dispensational view of the Bible. This course will provide the student with an introductory understanding, in an overview manner, of the chronological and prophetic approach to studying the entire Word of God.

 JWST – 507–800 Israelology and Theology of the Old Testament 3 CR

Israelology refers to a subdivision of Systematic Theology incorporating all theological doctrines concerning the people of Israel. From this we see that it is a theological study of premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism. It is also a study of the inspiration and inerrancy of the Old Testament. Israelology shows how both the Church and Israel have a role now. One important result of the study of Israelology is a deeper respect for contemporary Jewish people. Growing anti-Semitism in parts of the world often casts Israel in a highly negative light. However, a proper, biblical view of Israel notes God’s high view of Israel and its future. Christians are called to show love to the people of Israel and to pray for them.

JWST – 508–800 Notable Jewish Tenach Scholars 3 CR

This course contains a brief history of many Jewish Scholars who made major contributions to the body of knowledge in interpretation of the Hebrew Tenach. The student will be exposed to each individual scholar’s life, his contribution, and major distinctive philosophical elucidation of the Bible. Personalities such as Maimonides (Rambam), Nachmanides, David Kimchi (RaDak), Shlomo Yitzhak (Rashi), Yechiel Hillel, Saadia Gaon, Benedict Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, and others.

JWST – 509–800 Old Testament Canonicity 3 CR

This course introduces the student to the issues associated with the formation of the accepted text of the Hebrew Tenach, also known as the Old Testament. This course charts the formation of the canon in ancient Israel from the emergence of the Torah in approximately 1440 BC, to the acceptance of the entire Tenach during the Rabbinic period. Texts evaluated are the Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha, Letters of Aristeas, writings of Philo, Josephus, and Rabbinic literature. This course will shed some light on the mystery of the methodology utilized in organizing and accepting the corpus of the books in the Hebrew Tenach.

JWST – 510–800 Old Testament Variant Readings 3 CR

This course, also known as Old Testament Textual Criticism, is actually a discussion of the variant readings of the Old Testament Hebrew sources. The student will explore the writings of the ancient New East, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and available Hebrew manuscripts. This course will discuss in an introductory manner the matters relating to the transmission of the Hebrew Bible.

JWST – 511–800 The Long War between Isaac and Ishmael  3 CR

This course discusses the origins of the Arab – Israeli conflict and its development from the earliest chapters in the book of Genesis, through the origin of Islam, to present-day efforts.

JWST – 512–800 Tour of Israel 3 CR

This course is taught in the land of Israel. It will include visits over a ten-day period to: Tel Aviv, Joppa, Caesarea, Plain of Sharon, Mt. Carmel, Valley of Armageddon, Megiddo, Tiberius, Nazareth, Lake of Galilee (The Kinneret), Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, the Golan Heights, Judean wilderness, footsteps of David and John the Baptist, Jordan Valley, Qumran, Jerusalem, and a host of other exciting locations.

LANGUAGEGREEK

GK – 500 Greek I 3 CR

This course introduces the student to the essentials of biblical Greek with emphasis on phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary. The student will learn how to pronounce and read biblical Greek, the form and function of the noun and verb, the basic syntax of Greek words, phrases, and clauses. Textbooks: Koine Greek Grammar, A Beginning-Intermediate Greek Exegetical and Pragmatic Handbook, by Frederick J. Long. Mastering New Testament Greek, Essentials Tools for Students by Thomas A. Robinson

GK – 501 Greek II 3 CR

This course further considers Greek grammar and vocabulary at the intermediate level. It is designed to prepare the advancing Greek student for exegetical study by a detailed consideration of Greek syntax and the reading and translating of selected texts.

GK – 503 Greek Syntax III 3 CR

The word syntax derives from the Greek word syntaxis, which means “an arrangement, putting together, order.” Greek syntax deals with the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences. This course is concerned primarily with the organization and structure of the New Testament text to clearly let the reader know the author’s intent in conveying God’s Word.

GK – 504 Greek IV 3 CR

This course is designed to take the student through the exegesis of the Epistles of John and is accompanied with an exhaustive study guide on intermediate Greek.

GK – 505 Independent Study in New Testament I 3 CR

The Independent Study is designed for advanced New Testament Greek students who wish to do independent research on some aspect of New Testament studies not treated in other courses. Evaluations are based upon reading reports and a fully documented research project proportionate to the number of credit hours desired to be earned. One to three credit hours may be earned in any one subject of study. All proposals must be submitted in writing to the dean of the seminary.

GK – 506 Greek Exegesis 3 CR

An exegetical study of selected portions of the Greek New Testament in the original language designed to show its theological, expository, and practical values

GK – 507 Advanced Greek Exegesis 3 CR

This course examines further the exegetical study of selected portions of the Greek New Testament including gospels, epistles, and apocalyptic. It is designed to show the theological, expository, and practical value of advanced Greek exegesis.

 GK – 508 Greek Acquaintance No CR

This is a Greek class for non-Bible majors, non-degree students; Sunday school teachers, Church lay leaders and Bible students who desire a deeper understanding of the Bible. The elements of Biblical Greek are introduced. Although there is no academic credit for this course it has 2 credits for tuition value.

HEBREW

HEB – 500 Hebrew I Unit A 2 CR

Hebrew I Unit A is 10 weeks in length. This unit is designed to quickly advance the student through the introduction of the basic components of the Hebrew language so as to be able to identify, pronounce, and write Biblical Hebrew. This course, as are all language courses at SBI, is taught real-time, live on-line with an instructor. The Sephardic or Middle-Eastern pronunciations are utilized. In Unit A the emphasis is not on translation but pronunciation. Student outcome is the recitation of the Kaddish Prayer.

HEB – 501 Hebrew I Unit B 4 CR

Hebrew I Unit B is designed to introduce the student to the basics of Biblical Hebrew. The course will focus primarily on grammar, pronunciation, writing, and beginning Bible translation. The course is presented in an easy-to-grasp manner and is extremely student-friendly. Most of the book of Ruth will be translated during this course. The course includes sessions with lexicons and

concordances.

HEB – 503 Modern Hebrew I 3 CR

This course is an introduction to modern Hebrew. It focuses on the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of modern Hebrew as spoken in Israel today. The student will learn the geography and customs of Israel through material introducing the language. Modern Hebrew script will be introduced as well as typing from a Hebrew oriented keyboard. HEB 500 is a prerequisite to this course.

HEB – 504 Intermediate Hebrew Exegesis and Translation 3 CR

This course is designed to provide the student with their first introductory translation, exegesis, and commentary of the Hebrew text using the books of Jonah and Ruth. These two Bible books have a style of Hebrew that will enable the student to successfully translate narrative style text with a basic background of introductory Biblical Hebrew

HEB – 505 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew Grammar 3 CR

This course is in a sense an intermediate grammar course of biblical Hebrew. It is accomplished through the translation of the book of Zechariah.

 HEB – 506 Hebrew Acquaintance No CR

This is a Hebrew class for non-Bible majors, non-degree students; Sunday school teachers, Church lay leaders, and Bible students who desire a deeper understanding of the Bible. The elements of Biblical Hebrew are introduced. Although there is no academic credit for this course it has 2 credits for tuition value.