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New Testament Interpretation Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

SNT 621: Foundations for Greek Exegesis

3 credits

Extensive review of Greek fundamentals, with translation of a variety of New Testament passages. Introduction to exegetical thinking, with readings and exegesis projects. Semi-remedial in nature, especially suited for students who feel moderately lacking in readiness for Methods of Greek exegesis.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Biblical Greek Exegesis – 1998 Edition
George H. Guthrie and J. Scott Duvall
ISBN: 9780310212461

A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek (optional) – 1996 Edition (optional)
William D. Mounce
ISBN: 0310205824
Note: This book provides help with the translation assignments in the early portion of the course

United Bible Societies Greek New Testament – 5th Edition
Note: Its counterpart, NA28, has the same text, varying only in some details of capitalization and punctuation, and therefore will work very well.

Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
Note: Gingrich’s Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament is also an option.

SNT 619: Exposition of Revelation

3 credits

An exposition of the content of the Apocalypse. Reading in the best, standard commentaries. Preparation of expository sermons from each section of the book.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Revelation 1-7 An Exegetical Commentary – 1992 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492657

Revelation 8-22 An Exegetical Commentary – 1995 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Moody Press
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492673

SNT 622: Methods of Greek Exegesis

3 credits

Rapid review of Greek fundamentals, followed by translation of a variety of New Testament texts. Readings and exercises in standard methods of Greek exegesis, culminating in the writing of two exegesis papers. Students with marginal mastery of Greek fundamentals should consider first taking SNT 621 Foundations for Greek Exegesis.

  • Dates: May 8–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Interpreting the New Testament Text – 2006 Edition
Darrell L. Bock and Buist M. Fanning, eds.

An Exegetical Summary of Titus and Philemon – 2008 Edition
Greenlee, J. Harold
SIL International

The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament – 2009 Edition
Danker, Frederick W.
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226136158
Note: Serious students might consider instead the unabridged version: Bauer, Danker, Arndt, and Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (BDAG). Editions after 2000

A Greek New Testament, print or electronic
Note: NA28/UBS5 preferred, but any recent Nestle-Aland (NA) or United Bible Societies (UBS) edition will work fine.