Project Description

Church of God School of Ministry

Rightly Dividing the Word

Course Description:

This course is a study of the methodology of Scriptural interpretation with special emphasis on the role of context in the study and interpretation of Biblical content.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to…

  1. Discuss the authority, integrity, and relevance of the Bible to today’s society.
  2. Define Biblical hermeneutics, as well as describe the methodology of Scriptural interpretation.
  3. Utilize contextual interpretation of Biblical content, as well as lexical-syntactical analysis.
  4. Identify and describe prophetic reinterpretations and New Testament interpretations of the Old Testament.
  5. Identify the special literary methods found in the Bible.
  6. Know how to read the Bible from within our traditions.
  7. Discuss how Pentecostals read the Bible theologically.

Meet the instructors:

Dr. Lee Roy Martin
Pentecostal Theological Seminary

Homer G. Rhea
School of Ministry

Dr. William Simmons
Lee University

Dr. Robby Waddell
Southeastern University

Video Lessons Table of Contents:

  1. The Authority of the Bible
  2. Introduction to Bible Hermeneutics: Part 1
  3. Introduction to Bible Hermeneutics: Part 2
  4. The History of Biblical Interpretation
  5. Examples of Prophetic Reinterpretations
  6. New Testament Interpretations of the Old Testament
  7. Premodern Through Postmodern Interpretation
  8. Step-by-Step Interpretation of Scripture
  9. Inductive Bible Study: Part 1
  10. Inductive Bible Study: Part 2
  11. Communication
  12. Special Literary Methods: Part 1
  13. Special Literary Methods: Part 1 (Continued)
  14. Special Literary Methods: Part 1, Part 2
  15. Lexical-Syntactical Analysis: Part 1
  16. Lexical-Syntactical Analysis: Part 2
  17. Lexical-Syntactical Analysis: Part 3
  18. Lexical-Syntactical Analysis: Part 4
  19. Contextual Analysis: The Legitimacy and the Pitfalls of Historical-Cultural Investigation
  20. The Ideological World of the Bible: Judaism
  21. The Ideological World of the Bible: The Bible and Other Cultures
  22. Historical-Cultural and Contextual Analysis: 1 Corinthians
  23. Theology and Hermeneutics: The Issue of Inspiration
  24. Theological Interpretation in Context: Reading the Bible From Within Our Traditions
  25. Pentecostal Hermeneutics: Part 1
  26. Pentecostal Hermeneutics: Part 2
  27. The Integrity of the Bible
  28. The Pertinence of the Bible
  • CIMS Credit: 2
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Subject: Pastoral
  • Venues: DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
  • Language: English

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