Review our listing of Master's level New Testament courses. We offer a range of options to both satisfy your degree requirements and also help you pursue your special interests. 

New Testament Master's Level Courses
NT 011a, 012a, 013a New Testament Greek
Purpose:

  • To prepare students for further work in the New Testament by giving them a reading knowledge of Koiné Greek

The course is designed for beginners; no prior knowledge of Greek is assumed. Students will cover the basics of grammar and acquire a core vocabulary. During the last semester, students will do recitations from the Greek New Testament and be introduced to the issues of syntax.

Faculty.

NT 011aa, 012aa, 013aa New Testament Greek
These courses are identical in content with NT 011a, 012a, 013a.

NT 101 General Introduction to the New Testament I
Purpose:

  • To provide students with the historical and literary framework requisite for responsible New Testament interpretation

Topics covered include introductory matters that apply to the New Testament as a whole, especially inscripturation, canon formation, textual transmission, and textual criticism. The general approach to these issues is historical, but with an underlying concern for the theological dimensions of each.

Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Crowe.

Prerequisites: NT 011 (or equivalent), completed or in progress. 

NT 103 General Introduction to the New Testament II
Purpose:

  • To continue to provide students with the historical and literary framework requisite for responsible New Testament interpretation

Topics covered include some introductory matters that apply to the New Testament as a whole: historical background in Judaism and the Greco-Roman world, especially how the Old Testament forms the most important background for the New Testament. Some attention will also be paid to linguistic background. The general approach to these issues is historical, but with an underlying concern for the theological dimensions of each.

Spring semester, one hour. Faculty.

Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent) completed or in progress.

NT 123 Biblical Hermeneutics: Old and New Testaments
Purpose: 

  • To grow in skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying the Bible 

Topics covered include prolegomena to biblical interpretation, principles and practice of Biblical interpretation, and the question of hermeneutics in the historical-critical tradition.

Fall semester, four hours. Dr. Beale.

Spring semester, four hours. Dr. Poythress.

Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent) completed or in progress and OT 012 completed or in progress.

NT 133 Biblical Theology II
Purpose:

  • To show how responsible interpretation and application of any biblical text does not begin with the question “How do I apply this passage to my life?”, but instead with “How does this passage connect to the great narrative of redemption that climaxes in the gospel, the story of Christ, and His people?”

Topics covered include the nature of the Bible and its coherence; continuities and discontinuities in various major themes, such as the kingdom of God, definitions of the people of God, the Spirit and the New Covenant; the centrality of the gospel in application.

Spring semester, three hours. Dr. Keene.

Restrictions: Not available to MDiv or MAR students.

NT 143 New Testament Ethics (formerly "New Testament for Ministry")
Purpose:

  • To understand more completely the content and theology of the New Testament, with particular focus on how the Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Revelation are helpful sources as counseling contexts
  • To gain skill in moving from interpretation to application of New Testament texts

Topics covered include NT ethics, the kingdom of God, the life and ministry of Jesus, the early church community, and major themes of the Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Revelation.

Spring semester, three hours. Dr. Crowe.

Restrictions: Not available to MDiv or MAR students.

NT 211 New Testament Interpretation: The Gospels
Purpose:

  • To develop a framework of understanding for interpreting and applying the canonical Gospels
  • To familiarize students with the Gospels’ description of the earthly ministry and teaching of Jesus Christ, and to enable them to understand and apply the theology of the Gospels in ministry

Topics covered include a selective survey and critique of historical-critical investigation of the Gospels, questions of special introduction, an overview of the content and theology of Jesus’ actions and teaching, and an examination of the character and special emphases of each canonical Gospel.

Fall semester, four hours. Dr. Crowe. 

Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent), OT 013 (or equivalent), NT 101, NT 103, and NT 123.

NT 223 New Testament Interpretation: Acts and the Pauline Epistles
Purpose:

  • To deepen understanding of Acts and the letters of Paul and apply them to students’ lives and ministry

Topics covered include questions of special introduction, exegetical method, exegesis of selected texts, and basic themes in the theology of Acts and the letters of Paul.

Spring semester, four hours. Dr. Beale.

Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent), OT 013 (or equivalent), NT 101, NT 103, and NT 123.

NT 311 New Testament Interpretation: Hebrews to Revelation
Purpose:

  • To introduce the particular character of Hebrews through Revelation
  • To enable students to understand these books so that they can apply their teaching to their own lives and in their ministries 

The course will deal with questions of special introduction, and will include the exegesis of selected passages in order to establish the structure and distinctive themes of these books.

Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Crowe.

Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent), NT 101, NT 103, NT 123.

NT 403 Theology and the Exegesis of the Gospel of John
See NT 703. Spring semester, two hours. Dr. Crowe.
Prerequisites:
NT 013 (or equivalent).

NT 412 The Gospel of Matthew  
See NT 712. Spring semester, two hours. Dr. Crowe.
Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent).

NT 421 Parables and Miracles of Christ  
See NT 721. Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Poythress.

NT 433 The Book of Revelation  
See NT 733. Spring semester, two hours. Dr. Poythress.
Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent) completed or in progress.

NT 463 The Acts of the Apostles  
See NT 763. Spring semester, two hours. Dr. Crowe.
Prerequisites: NT 223.

NT 471 I Peter
See NT 771. Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Keene.
Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent).

NT 543 The Epistle of James  
See NT 843. Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Keene.
Prerequisites: NT 123.

NT 553 Miracles and Miraculous Gifts  
See NT 853. Spring semester, two hours. Dr. Poythress.
Prerequisites: NT 223 completed or in progress.

NT 581 Theology of Hebrews  
See NT 881. Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Tipton.
Prerequisites: NT 123.

NT 612 New Testament Theology  
See NT 912. Winter term, two hours. Dr. Beale.
Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent).
Restrictions: Limited enrollment.

NT 631 Theology of Language and Interpretation
See NT 931. Fall Semester, two hours. Dr. Poythress.

NT 641 New Testament Use of the Old Testament  
See NT 941. Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Beale.
Prerequisites: NT 013 (or equivalent), OT 013 (or equivalent) recommended.
Restrictions: Limited enrollment.

NT 651 Theological Models and Exegesis  
See NT 951. Fall semester, two hours. Dr. Poythress.
Prerequisites: NT 123.

NT 663 Issues in Pauline Theology
See NT 963. Spring semester, two hours. Dr. Crowe.
Prerequisites: NT 123.

NT 681 History of Interpretation
See NT 981. Fall semester, two hours. Dr Crowe.
Prerequisites: CH 211, NT 123.

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