Module information

Code

BIB121-2

Name

Introduction to Hermeneutics (2 ECTS)

Description

This is an introductory course on the principles for interpreting Scripture. It summarizes the need for hermeneutical principles, and explores the qualifications, tools, and goals of a biblical interpreter. This is followed by a historical survey of hermeneutics from early Jewish interpreters to the present. The course includes a unit on the general and specific principles for interpreting the Bible, a unit on genres, and a unit on applying the principles. Students develop their skills by practicing the principles in exercises that are provided.

Price per Module

Study Guide €25 Exam €50

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Explain the need for hermeneutical principles to guide interpretation. 2. Summarize the qualifications, tools, and goals of a biblical interpreter. 3. Identify key issues in the history of hermeneutics. 4. Analyze the historical and literary contexts of a given passage of Scripture. 5. Analyze word meanings and relationships in a given biblical passage. 6. Contrast figurative and literal language, and the keys for interpreting each. 7. Distinguish between biblical genres, and the principles for interpreting them. 8. Summarize the relationship between the Old and New Covenants and God’s kingdom. 9. Value and identify timeless, cross-cultural principles based on a passage of Scripture. 10. Discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in interpreting, using, and applying Scripture.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video Student interaction Hands on

Assessment

50 (80%) objective multiple choice questions Project (20%) Online or pencil and paper Passmark 70%

Rubric

Berean school of the Bi bl e Grading Rubric
9 0 -1 0 0 %
A
Superior
70 - 89
B
Good
70 - 79
C
Satisfactory
0 - 69
D
Fail

THE BEREAN SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE

MINISTERIAL STUDIES

MQF Level 5 Qualification

60 ECTS Credits

License-2013-FHI-026

Ministerial Studies Program

Certified Minister Level 1, 2, 3

20 ECTS Credits each

© 2019 Global Institute of Theology
POSTAL ADDRESS: 17, Christine Triq il-klin Iklin - IKL1030 Malta
OFFICE ADDRESS: 56, Word of Life Triq il-Kaccatur Qormi - QRM3563 Malta
+356 79475618
+356 21435529

Module information

Code

BIB121-2

Name

Introduction to Hermeneutics (2 ECTS)

Description

This is an introductory course on the principles for interpreting Scripture. It summarizes the need for hermeneutical principles, and explores the qualifications, tools, and goals of a biblical interpreter. This is followed by a historical survey of hermeneutics from early Jewish interpreters to the present. The course includes a unit on the general and specific principles for interpreting the Bible, a unit on genres, and a unit on applying the principles. Students develop their skills by practicing the principles in exercises that are provided.

Price per Module

Study Guide €25 Exam €50

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you

should be able to:

1. Explain the need for hermeneutical principles to guide interpretation. 2. Summarize the qualifications, tools, and goals of a biblical interpreter. 3. Identify key issues in the history of hermeneutics. 4. Analyze the historical and literary contexts of a given passage of Scripture. 5. Analyze word meanings and relationships in a given biblical passage. 6. Contrast figurative and literal language, and the keys for interpreting each. 7. Distinguish between biblical genres, and the principles for interpreting them. 8. Summarize the relationship between the Old and New Covenants and God’s kingdom. 9. Value and identify timeless, cross-cultural principles based on a passage of Scripture. 10. Discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in interpreting, using, and applying Scripture.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video Student interaction Hands on

Assessment

50 (80%) objective multiple choice questions Project (20%) Online or pencil and paper Passmark 70%

Rubric

THE BEREAN SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE

MINISTERIAL STUDIES

MQF Level 5 Qualification

60 ECTS Credits

License-2013-FHI-026

Ministerial Studies Program

Certified Minister

Level 1, 2, 3

20 ECTS Credits each

© 2019 Global Institute of Theology
POSTAL ADDRESS: 17, Christine Triq il-klin Iklin - IKL1030 Malta
OFFICE ADDRESS: 56, Word of Life Triq il-Kaccatur Qormi - QRM3563 Malta
+356 79475618
+356 21435529
Berean school of the Bi bl e Grading Rubric
9 0 -1 0 0 %
A
Superior
70 - 89
B
Good
70 - 79
C
Satisfactory
0 - 69
D
Fail