Hermeneutics I – PRTH 172

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/10/2022

Course Description

A study of the historical background, rules, principles, and methods of sound biblical interpretation. Course includes a review of English grammar.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to launch the student into the arena of formal biblical analysis. The student needs specific information, tools, skills, and guidance for properly studying the Holy Scriptures. This course assists the learner in using basic Bible study tools in association with proper procedures for gathering raw data and processing that data such that it can be interpreted and applied to daily living.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentation/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussion are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 2 Discussions throughout the course. The student will post 1 thread of at least 400 words and 2 replies of at least 200 words each. (CLOs: B, C).

Bible Reading Log Assignment

The student will read the assigned biblical passage. After completing the reading, the student will fill out the template form provided (CLO: B).

Bible Observation Drill Assignment

The student will complete a Bible Observation Drill by filling out the provided template. The drill will ask the student to read and analyze a specific biblical passage (CLOs: A, B).

Immediate Context Assignment

The student will analyze assigned biblical verses while considering the preceding and subsequent passages. The student will complete this assignment by filling out the template form provided (CLOs: A, B, E).

Using the Bible Concordance Assignment

The student will use an online database to research the recurrence and varied meanings of specific biblical terms. The student will complete this assignment by filling out the template form provided (CLOs: B, D).

Applying Biblical Principles Assignment

The student will complete this assignment by filling out the template form provided. The student will follow the instructions in the template to complete all parts of the assignment (CLOs: A, B, E).

Understanding the Epistles Assignment

The student will study the book of Philemon and complete the listed assignments by filling out the template form provided (CLOs: A, B, E).

Quizzes (5)

There will be five quizzes that evaluate the student's comprehension of the Learn material.  (CLOs: A, B, C, E).