WESTERN BIBLE COLLEGE

Biblical Studies

BI 103 Bible Study Methodology - Credit Hours: 3
A review of tools, reference materials, and helps valuable for Bible study and clarification.

BI 113 Old Testament Survey - Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the books of the Old Testament, authorship, characters, events, theme, purpose and geography.

BI 123 New Testament Survey - Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the culture, history, geography, authorship, chief characters, events, and teachings of the New Testament including the inter-testament period.

BI 133 Acts - Credit Hours: 3
A detailed study of the Book of Acts, the missionary development of the early church, the life and missionary journey of Paul, and along with the geographical and social backgrounds as they relate to the early church.

BI 143 Pauline Epistles - Credit Hours: 3
A study of the life, literature and thought of Paul within its historical and cultural setting. Each of the letters is examined for content, structure and contemporary application.

BI 163 Synoptic Gospels - Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a study of the authenticity of Jesus and His earthly ministry as recorded by the New Testament evangelists.

BI 173 Bible Survey - Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the topic of canonization, that is, how our Bible came to be in its present form of sixty-six books. Also, included are studies on Biblical archaeology and prophecy.

BI 203 Pentateuch - Credit Hours: 3
A study of the creation, history, literature, and laws of the Jewish people as found in the first five books of the Bible. Prerequisite: BI 113 Old Testament Survey.

BI 223 Gospel and Epistles of John - Credit Hours: 3
A study of the Epistles of John and the background, composition, content, and message of the Gospel of John as it relates to the life of Christ.

BI 233 Prison Epistles - Credit Hours: 3
An Analysis and exposition of the Pauline letters to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.

BI 243 Historical Books - Credit Hours: 3
A study of the history of Israel and the cultures of the nations in the land of Canaan as recorded in Joshua through Esther.

BI 253 Poetical Books - Credit Hours: 3
A analysis of the historical setting, literature, prophetic content and application for today of the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes.

BI 263 General Epistles - Credit Hours: 3
The historical background and exposition of the books of James, I & II Peter, and Jude.

BI 303 Hermeneutics - Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the science of interpreting the Scriptures. The principles, methods and rules by which the meaning of the Scriptures may be ascertained are examined and classified.

BI 313 Corinthians - Credit Hours: 3
An exegetical-expository approach to First Corinthians. The course places emphasis on how Paul handled the difficult problems he confronted in the church of Corinth. Special thought is given to how Paul's answers to Corinthians relate to the church in the 21st century.

BI 323 Pastoral Epistles and Thessalonians - Credit Hours: 3
A study of Paul's instructions to minister as recorded in First and Second Timothy and Titus and study of the background and content of First and Second Thessalonians.

BI 333 Isaiah - Credit Hours: 3
A study of the life of Isaiah and the historical background, prophetic aspect and main ideas of the book.

BI 343 Minor Prophets - Credit Hours: 3
A study of the historical background, the theological aspect, time and place of ministry and personality of each of the authors of the books of Hosea through Malachi.

BI 413 Romans and Galatians - Credit Hours: 3
A practical study of Paul's letter to the Galatians and Romans. The course deals with the background of the book. The contemporary implications for the church in the 21st century.

BI 423 Hebrews - Credit Hours: 3
A chapter by chapter study of the book of Hebrews, its message, authorship, form, and historical setting.

BI 443 Daniel and Revelation - Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of the historical background, practical truths and prophetic aspect of each book. Special attention is given to how the message can be contextual zed in the 21st century.

BI 113S Old Testament Survey (Spanish) - Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the books of the Old Testament, authorship, characters, events, theme, purpose and geography.

BI 133-S Acts (Spanish) - Credit Hours: 3
A detailed study of the Book of Acts, the missionary development of the early church, the life and missionary journey of Paul, and along with the geographical and social backgrounds as they relate to the early church.