Old 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.

SOT 635: Biblical Hermeneutics

3 credits

A study of the principles and practices essential to biblical interpretation with an emphasis on the conservative, grammatical-historical-contextual method, presupposing the inerrancy of Scripture. Special attention will also be given to the interpretation of the various genres of Scripture, including poetry, narrative, epistolary and apocalyptic literature.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020

Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring Hermeneutical Triad – History, Literature, Theology – 2011 Edition
Kostenberger, Andreas J. and Richard D. Patterson
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel Academic and Professional
ISBN: 9780825430473

The Climax of Biblical Prophecy: A Guide to Interpreting Revelation – 2012 Edition
Hand, Brian
Greenville, SC
Bob Jones University Press
ISBN: 9781606823880

LOGOS Bronze or better

SOT 617: Exposition of Isaiah

3 credits

Expositional studies in Isaiah with an emphasis on the integrity of the structure of the book and the development of the book’s theme throughout its content in refutation of critical claims. Includes discussion of how to structure a preaching series from Isaiah and allows the student an opportunity to develop messages from different-sized portions of the book. Covers vital hermeneutical and translational problems in the book.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020

The Prophecy of Isaiah – 1993 Edition
J. Alec Motyer
Downers Grove
InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830814248
Note: You will need access to Edward J. Young’s The Book of Isaiah.

SOT 681: Old Testament Introduction

3 credits

Canon and text of the Old Testament; composition, authorship, date and content of each book. Emphasis on refutation of critical views.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020

The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament – 2011 Edition
Eugene H. Merrill, Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti
B & H Publsihing Group
ISBN: 9780805440317

SOT 620: Survey of the Old Testament

2 credits

Orientation of the student to the content and theological message of each book of the Old Testament. The focus is on the macroscopic perspective and the relevance of the Old Testament to the present. Includes discussion of key issues in scholarly debate and liberal-critical attacks. Emphasizes personal Bible study methods. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Old Testament Today – 2nd ed. Edition
John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill
Grand Rapids
ISBN: 9780310498209