Courses

for graduate programs
This list includes all graduate courses taught at The Bible Seminary. See program, plan, or schedule for the CORE and ELECTIVE courses that correspond to specific programs. All of these courses may be taken at the Graduate-level (3-credit hours), License-level (2-credit hours), or Audit-level (1-credit hour).
Graduate Degree Courses
Hermeneutics
BSM 501: Bible Study Methods
Esther, Obadiah, Mark
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Esther, Obadiah, and Mark while learning the inductive Bible study method.
Languages and Culture
ANE 501: Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
Ezra 4-6, Daniel 2-7 (Aramaic)
The primary purpose of this course is to expose students to the historical and cultural environment of the ancient Hebrews in Israel, which focuses on their interactions with the peoples around them, including the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Arameans, and other nations. The course will introduce students to Aramaic through the study of select passages in Ezra and Daniel written in Aramaic.
GRK 501: Greek Language I
Jude, 2 and 3 John
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the New Testament books of Jude, and 2 and 3 John while learning the basic principles of biblical Greek.
GRK 502: Greek Language II
1 Peter
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the New Testament book of 1 Peter while learning the grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: Greek I.
GRK 503: Greek Exegesis
Gospel of Luke
The primary objective of this course to exposit the New Testament book of the Gospel of Luke while applying what students learned in Greek Grammar by translating and studying specific texts in the Greek New Testament inductively, as well as continuing to explore advanced grammar and syntax concepts of biblical Greek. 
HEB 501: Hebrew Language and Culture I
Jonah, Nahum
The primary objective of this course to exposit the Old Testament books of Jonah and Nahum while learning the basic principles of phonology, morphology, and syntax of biblical Hebrew.
HEB 502: Hebrew Language and Culture II
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
The primary objective of this course to exposit the Old Testament books of Haggai, Zehcariah, and Malachi while continuing to learn how to integrate information gleaned from biblical Hebrew into practical ministry applications.
HEB 503: Hebrew Exegesis
Habakkuk
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the Old Testament book of Habakkuk while apply what students learned in Hebrew Grammar by translating and studying specific texts in the Hebrew Bible inductively, as well as continuing to explore advanced grammar and syntax concepts of biblical Hebrew.
History and Theology
THE 501: Theology I
Genesis
The primary objective of this course is to exposit Genesis while studying the doctrine of the Godhead and the doctrine of the Bible.
THE 502: Theology II
Romans, Hebrews
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the New Testament books of Romans and Hebrews while studying the doctrines of angels, man, sin, and salvation.
THE 503: Theology III
1 & 2 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the New Testament books of 1 and 2 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus while studying the doctrines of sanctification and the church.
THE 504: Theology IV
Joel, Daniel, 2 Peter, Revelation
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Joel, Daniel, 2 Peter, and Revelation, and study the doctrine of the end times, as part of a capstone review of theology.
THE 510: Church History
Acts
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the New Testament book of Acts while learning church history from AD 33 up to the Reformation.
THE 511: Church History II
(includes optional Holy Land Study Tour)
The primary objective of this course is to study Church history from the Reformation to present day, as well as journey to the Holy Land with study peers and professors.
THE 520: Biblical Archaeology
Judges
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the book of Judges, and survey methods and results of archaeology as applied to sites and topics of biblical significance. Interpretive and apologetic uses of archaeology receive special emphasis.
THE 525: Ancient Near East History and Archaeology
The primary objective of this course is to provide a historial overview of the Ancient Near East (ANE), as well as a historical review of archaeology in the ANE.
Missions and Evangelism
APO 501: Apologetics I
Proverbs, 1 John
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Proverbs and 1 John while receiving advanced training in discipleship ministry and introduction to apologetics.
MIS 501: Missions I
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
The primary objective of this course is to peruse a variety of scriptures while learning the Biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives on the world Christian movement.
MIS 502: Missions II
(Anthropology)
Hosea, Amos, Micah, Zephaniah
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the Old Testament books of Hosea, Amos, Micah, and Zephaniah while receiving training in ministries of compassion and justice for the poor, the overlooked, and the forgotten, as well as advanced studies in anthropology and missiology.
MIS 503: Discipleship, Evangelism, Church Planting
Deuteronomy, Galatians
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Deuteronomy and Galatians while learning the basic principles of discipleship (Grow), evangelism (Go), and church planting (Go out).
Pastoral Leadership
PAS 501: Pastor-Shepherd I
Job, Jeremiah, Lamentations
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Job, Jeremiah, and Lamentations while receiving training in the basic principles of pastoral care and counseling.
PAS 502: Pastor-Shepherd II
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon while receiving training in advanced pastoral care and counseling including training for weddings, funerals, hospital visitation, and crisis situations.
PAS 511: Pastor-Leader I
Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings
A core ministry leadership course with an in-depth exploration of Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings that expounds on basic principles of leadership in ministry.
PAS 512: Pastor-Leader II
Joshua, Ezra, Nehemiah
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Joshua, Ezra, and Nehemiah while receiving advanced leadership training in ministry including budgeting, staffing, hiring, firing, finances, fundraising, church government, and conflict resolution.
Preaching and Teaching
PRE 501: Expository Preaching and Teaching I
Isaiah
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the book of Isaiah while learning the basic principles of expository preaching and teaching.
PRE 502: Expository Preaching and Teaching II
1 and 2 Thessalonians
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians while learning advanced principles of expository preaching and teaching and illustrating sermons. Includes on-site visits to a variety of churches and in-depth sharing from dynamic preachers, teachers, and ministry leaders.
Spiritual Formation and Ministry
PRA 501: Prayer and Worship I
Leviticus, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Psalms
The primary objective of this course is to exposit Leviticus, 1 and 2 Chronicles, and Psalms while receiving training in personal prayer, intercessory prayer, spiritual warfare, and prayer ministry.
SFM 500: Spiritual Formation and Ministry
Bible Panorama
The foundational class for all educational programs at The Bible Seminary, the purpose of this course is to introduce the content, themes, and background of all 66 books included in the Old and New Testaments. The graduate level course includes additional work beyond the Bible Certificate level experiences.
SFM 501: Spiritual Formation and Ministry I
Exodus, Numbers, Matthew
A core ministry leadership course with an in-depth exploration of Exodus, Numbers, and Matthew that serve as keys to understanding much of both the Old and New Testaments and the Christian faith as a whole. This course also includes a transformational focus on personal spiritual formation foundational to healthy living for anyone serving in ministry leadership at any level. Students also conduct at least 5 hours of ministry per week and debrief that ministry together as part of the course experience.
SFM 505: Spiritual Formation and Ministry V
(Career Placement)
Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes
The primary objectives of this course are to devotionally study the books of Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes, begin the process of vocational ministry career placement, organize one's personal life, and continue to focus on personal spiritual formation in a small group environment. The student will conduct a minimum of 5 hours of ministry per week and debrief that ministry together with peers and a professor. This course also includes on-site visits to various para-church ministry settings such as a hospital (exploring chaplaincy), cemetery and funeral home, and behavioral/mental health facility. 
SFM 506: Spiritual Formation and Ministry VI
Ezekiel, Gospel of John
The primary objective of this course is to devotionally study the books of Ezekiel and the Gospel of John while focusing on personal spiritual formation in a small group environment. The student will conduct a minimum of 5 hours of ministry per week and debrief that ministry together with peers and a professor.
Capstone
CAP 590: Capstone
The primary objective of this course is to serve as a capstone experience for students through the process of writing of a thesis (or optionally, taking comprehensive exams).
Specialized - Archaeology
ARC 501: Archaeology Theory and Methodology
The primary objective of this course is to train students in basic archaeological theories and methodologies.
ARC 510: Ceramic Analysis
The primary objective of this course is to train students in basic understanding of and recognition of ceramic artifacts.
ARC 520: Excavation Practicum and Field School I
The primary objective of this course is to provide on-site opportunities for basic field training in archaeology.
ARC 521: Excavation Practicum and Field School II
The primary objective of this course is to provide on-site opportunities for advanced field training in archaeology.
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- Nehemiah 8:8

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