BI260 Interpreting New Testament Genres

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Develop a new level of competency in interpreting the New Testament with Dr. William Klein’s guidance and insight on New Testament genres. Learn how to interpret the different genres found in the New Testament epistles. Distinguish which events in Acts are meant to be descriptive, describing what happened, and which are meant to be prescriptive, instructing on how to live. Discover how the book of Revelation combines three genres, and how this affects its interpretation. Dr. Klein concludes each unit with practice exercises. He challenges you to interpret a passage using the methods he describes, and then shows you step-by-step how he would interpret it.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

9m

Introductory Matters

The Bible as Literature

The Bible as Literature

4m
Develop Reading Proficiency

Develop Reading Proficiency

5m
Suggested Resources

Suggested Resources

5m

The Gospels

Definition of Gospel Genre

Definition of Gospel Genre

11m
Creating Collections and Using Factbook to Search Gospels

Creating Collections and Using Factbook to Search Gospels

6m
Gospel Genre Resources

Gospel Genre Resources

4m
Historical Trustworthiness

Historical Trustworthiness

7m
Using the Louw-Nida Numbers and Parallel Passages in the Gospels

Using the Louw-Nida Numbers and Parallel Passages in the Gospels

7m
A Reading Strategy

A Reading Strategy

10m
Using Interactive Media Datasets in Gospel Research

Using Interactive Media Datasets in Gospel Research

7m
The Gospels’ Audience, Part 1

The Gospels’ Audience, Part 1

6m
The Gospels’ Audience, Part 2

The Gospels’ Audience, Part 2

8m
Kingdom of God

Kingdom of God

8m
Ethics of Jesus

Ethics of Jesus

7m
Interpretation Exercise 2.1: Parables and Allegory

Interpretation Exercise 2.1: Parables and Allegory

7m
Principles for Interpreting Parables

Principles for Interpreting Parables

9m
Interpretation Exercise 2.2: The Tower Parable; Tares Parable

Interpretation Exercise 2.2: The Tower Parable; Tares Parable

10m

The Book of Acts

The Genre of Acts

The Genre of Acts

9m
Dataset Tracking of Narrative Characters in Acts

Dataset Tracking of Narrative Characters in Acts

5m
Resources on Acts

Resources on Acts

5m
Think Vertically

Think Vertically

12m
The Significance of Pentecost

The Significance of Pentecost

9m
Acts as Narrative

Acts as Narrative

7m
What Is Normative?

What Is Normative?

11m
Interpretation Exercise 3.1: The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8)

Interpretation Exercise 3.1: The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8)

10m
Using Literary Types to Find Narrative Patterns in Acts

Using Literary Types to Find Narrative Patterns in Acts

6m

Epistles

Defining the Genre

Defining the Genre

10m
Defining an Epistle

Defining an Epistle

9m
Using a Gospel Harmony and Interactive Media with Epistles

Using a Gospel Harmony and Interactive Media with Epistles

5m
Epistle Resources

Epistle Resources

4m
Interpretive Principles: Function

Interpretive Principles: Function

9m
Interpretive Principles: Historical-Cultural Background and Grammar

Interpretive Principles: Historical-Cultural Background and Grammar

11m
Interpretive Principles: Grammar

Interpretive Principles: Grammar

8m
Interpretive Principles: Word Studies

Interpretive Principles: Word Studies

7m
Subgenres, Part 1

Subgenres, Part 1

7m
Subgenres, Part 2

Subgenres, Part 2

10m
Subgenres Summary

Subgenres Summary

4m
Rhetorical Structure

Rhetorical Structure

10m
Rhetorical Discourse

Rhetorical Discourse

5m
Hymns and Creeds

Hymns and Creeds

9m
Using Factbook and BDAG with Colossians 1:15

Using Factbook and BDAG with Colossians 1:15

7m
Household Codes

Household Codes

10m
Slogans, Part 1

Slogans, Part 1

8m
Slogans, Part 2

Slogans, Part 2

4m
Vice and Virtue Lists

Vice and Virtue Lists

8m
Interpretation Methodology

Interpretation Methodology

8m
Interpretation Exercise 4.1: Studying Ephesians 2:1–10

Interpretation Exercise 4.1: Studying Ephesians 2:1–10

8m
The Bible Sense Lexicon and Ancient Literature in Ephesians 2:2

The Bible Sense Lexicon and Ancient Literature in Ephesians 2:2

5m
Interpretation Exercise 4.2: Interpreting Ephesians 2:1–10

Interpretation Exercise 4.2: Interpreting Ephesians 2:1–10

7m
Interpretation Exercise 4.3: Applying Ephesians 2:1–10

Interpretation Exercise 4.3: Applying Ephesians 2:1–10

3m

The Book of Revelation

Introduction to Revelation

Introduction to Revelation

8m
Revelation as an Epistle

Revelation as an Epistle

8m
Background of the Book

Background of the Book

4m
Resources on Revelation

Resources on Revelation

8m
Revelation as Prophecy

Revelation as Prophecy

8m
The Preterist View of Prophecy

The Preterist View of Prophecy

5m
The Historicist View of Prophecy

The Historicist View of Prophecy

5m
The Idealist View of Prophecy

The Idealist View of Prophecy

6m
The Futurist View of Prophecy

The Futurist View of Prophecy

7m
An Eclectic View of Prophecy

An Eclectic View of Prophecy

5m
The Structure of Revelation: Two Options

The Structure of Revelation: Two Options

8m
Sympathetic Highlighting with Milestone Searching in Revelation

Sympathetic Highlighting with Milestone Searching in Revelation

5m
The Structure of Revelation: A Third Option

The Structure of Revelation: A Third Option

7m
Revelation as Apocalyptic

Revelation as Apocalyptic

9m
Primary Characteristics of Apocalyptic

Primary Characteristics of Apocalyptic

8m
Symbolism in Revelation

Symbolism in Revelation

10m
The Emperor Cult

The Emperor Cult

4m
The Distinctive Nature of Revelation

The Distinctive Nature of Revelation

9m
Interpretation: Steps 1–3

Interpretation: Steps 1–3

7m
Interpretation: Step 4

Interpretation: Step 4

10m
Interpretation: Step 5

Interpretation: Step 5

4m
Interpretation Exercise 5.1: The Temple (Rev 11:1–6)

Interpretation Exercise 5.1: The Temple (Rev 11:1–6)

6m
Dataset and Commentary Searching of “Temple” in Revelation

Dataset and Commentary Searching of “Temple” in Revelation

7m
Interpretation Exercise 5.2: The Two Witnesses (Rev 11:1–6)

Interpretation Exercise 5.2: The Two Witnesses (Rev 11:1–6)

7m

Conclusion

Remembering the Goal

Remembering the Goal

2m