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Mobile Ed: BI206 New Testament Exegesis: Understanding and Applying the New Testament (14 hour course)

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When people interpret the Bible, even though they may have the best motives in the world, they can still read their ideas into the Bible rather than draw out what the author originally intended to mean. Don’t miss the whole point of exegesis. It’s to know and worship God. Dr. Naselli will help you exegete the New Testament texts in a way that spreads a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by exploring the concepts of genre, theology, translation, and much more. Exegesis and theology are thrilling because they help you know and worship God, and only God satisfies.


For a bundle of important courses that equip students to better understand and teach Scripture, see the Mobile Ed: Studies in Biblical Interpretation Bundle, S (2 courses).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Understand characteristics that make for a great Bible translation
  • Describe the rationale behind interpretive decisions that remain faithful to the intent of the original author
  • Recognize key Scriptural phrases and their meaning

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and Course

Unit 1: Introduction to Exegesis and Theology

  • What Is Exegesis?
  • Twelve Steps for Exegesis and Theology
  • Exegesis vis-à-vis Theology
  • Study vis-à-vis Prayer
  • Organizing Your Theological Library
  • Resources: Exegesis

Unit 2: Genre

  • Starting with Text Criticism or with Genre
  • Principles for Interpreting the Bible
  • Interpreting Figures of Speech
  • Genres in the Gospels and Acts
  • Interpreting the Gospels and Acts
  • Interpreting Parables
  • Example: Prodigal Son (Luke 15)
  • Interpreting the Epistles
  • Interpreting the Book of Revelation
  • Resources: Genre

Unit 3: Textual Criticism

  • What Is Textual Criticism?
  • Evaluating Variant Readings
  • KJV-Only and Inerrancy
  • Example (1 Cor 13:3)
  • Resources: Text Criticism

Unit 4: Translation

  • Four Qualities of an Excellent Translation
  • Approaches to Bible Translation
  • Comparing Contemporary Translations
  • Comparing the NASB with the ESV and NIV
  • How to Disagree about Bible Translation Philosophy
  • Alternative to Bickering (Part 1)
  • Alternative to Bickering (Part 2)
  • Translating Figurative Language and Cultural Issues
  • Importance of Dignified Translations
  • Translating with Gender Accuracy
  • Footnotes in Bible Translations
  • Translation Examples
  • Resources: Translation

Unit 5: Greek Grammar

  • Basics of Greek Grammar (Part 1)
  • Basics of Greek Grammar (Part 2)
  • Exegetically Significant Words, Phrases, and Clauses
  • Analyzing the Nominative Case
  • Analyzing the Genitive Case
  • Analyzing the Dative Case
  • Analyzing the Accusative Case
  • Analyzing Articles
  • Analyzing Verbal Aspect
  • Analyzing the Infinitives
  • Analyzing Participles (Part 1)
  • Analyzing Participles (Part 2)
  • Analyzing Antecedents of Pronouns
  • Resources: Greek Grammar

Unit 6: Diagramming an Argument

  • Tracing the Argument in Greek
  • Propositional Relations
  • Creating an Argument Diagram
  • Eight Steps for Phrasing
  • Phrasing for Tracing the Argument
  • Phrasing 1 Peter 5:6–7
  • Phrasing Matthew 28:19–20a
  • Phrasing Jude 20–21
  • Phrasing Romans 11:33–36
  • Phrasing Colossians 1:9–14
  • Phrasing Romans 3:21–26
  • Resources: Diagramming

Unit 7: Historical-Cultural Context

  • The Need for Background Information
  • Examples Where Background Information Is Necessary
  • Sufficiency and Clarity of Scripture
  • Questions for Analyzing the Historical-Cultural Context
  • Mirror Reading
  • Primary Sources for Historical-Cultural Context
  • Using Jewish and Graeco-Roman Resources
  • Example: Eye of a Needle (Matt 19:24)
  • Example: Rhetoric (1 Cor 2:1–5)
  • Resources: Historical-Cultural Context

Unit 8: Literary Context

  • Levels of the Literary Context
  • The New Testament in Ten Minutes
  • Suggestions for Reading in Literary Context
  • Memorizing an Entire New Testament Book
  • Example: “Judge Not” (Matt 7:1)
  • Example: “I Can Do All Things” (Phil 4:13)
  • Resources: Literary Context

Unit 9: Word Studies

  • The Importance of Word Studies
  • Four Steps for Doing a Word Study
  • What to Avoid in Word Studies (Part 1)
  • What to Avoid in Word Studies (Part 2)
  • A Thought Experiment on Poor Commentaries
  • Example: συνείδησις (“Conscience”)
  • Example: σάρξ and πνεῦμα (“Flesh” and “Spirit”)
  • Example: μὴ γένοιτο (“God Forbid!”)
  • Resources: Word Studies

Unit 10: Biblical Theology

  • Where We Are on the Exegetical-Theological Map
  • What Is Biblical Theology? (Part 1)
  • What Is Biblical Theology? (Part 2)
  • Illustration: Harry Potter
  • Example: Holiness
  • Example: Temple (1 Cor 6:19–20)
  • Example: Mystery (Eph 3:1–6)
  • Example: Work
  • Motivation to Do Biblical Theology
  • Resources: Biblical Theology

Unit 11: Historical Theology

  • Survey of Historical Theology, and Significant Exegetes and Theologians
  • Reasons to Study Historical Theology (Part 1)
  • Reasons to Study Historical Theology (Part 2)
  • Example: Keswick Theology
  • Resources: Historical Theology

Unit 12: Systematic Theology

  • What Is Systematic Theology?
  • Strengths and Dangers of Systematic Theology (Part 1)
  • Strengths and Dangers of Systematic Theology (Part 2)
  • Strengths and Dangers of Systematic Theology (Part 3)
  • Strengths and Dangers of Systematic Theology (Part 4)
  • Example: What Is the Gospel?
  • Example: The Logical Problem of Evil
  • Resources: Systematic Theology

Unit 13: Practical Theology

  • What Is Practical Theology?
  • Guidelines for Applying the Bible (Part 1)
  • Guidelines for Applying the Bible (Part 2)
  • Guidelines for Applying the Bible (Part 3)
  • Guidelines for Applying the Bible (Part 4)
  • Example: Paul’s Use of Isaiah and Job (Rom 11:34–35)
  • Example: How Should You Work?
  • Resources: Practical Theology


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Product Details

  • Title: BI206 New Testament Exegesis: Understanding and Applying the New Testament
  • Instructor: Andy Naselli
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 14
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About the Instructor

Andy Naselli serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology. He teaches courses primarily at the seminary-level on Greek exegesis, New Testament, biblical theology, and systematic theology. He loves to study and teach how the theological disciplines (exegesis, biblical theology, historical theology, systematic theology, and practical theology) interrelate and culminate in doxology.

Andy earned two PhDs before he turned thirty: a PhD in theology from Bob Jones University and a PhD in New Testament Exegesis and Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School under D. A. Carson. He served as Carson’s research assistant from 2006 to 2013 and continues to work with him on various projects, including the theological journal Themelios, for which Carson is editor and Andy is administrator.

Prior to coming to the Bethlehem College & Seminary in 2013, Andy taught New Testament Greek at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and he continues to teach Bible and theology as adjunct faculty at several other seminaries.

Andy and his wife, Jenni, have been married since 2004, and God has blessed them with three girls.

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This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.



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  1. Scott Sorrells
  2. Debra W Bouey

    Debra W Bouey


    Slow catching up on my Logos (Faithlife) reviews, but better late than never! Excellent course.

  3. Scott Betts

    Scott Betts


  4. Shane Ball

    Shane Ball


  5. Maykon Oliveira

    Maykon Oliveira


  6. Maykon Oliveira

    Maykon Oliveira


    Esse curso tem algum certificado? Seria muito bom

  7. Forrest Cole

    Forrest Cole


  8. Laura Dominick
    Oh, my! I just can't say enough good things about this course!!! I am only a layperson 😊, a retired electrical engineer who desires to spend the rest of my life learning to exegete the Bible in the original languages so that I may better know my Lord and love Him more. I have learned a lot in this course but (as Dr. Naselli said about he and his wife reading the Harry Potter series several times) need to go back through it knowing I will pick up on details that were missed the first time through. Dr. Naselli is an excellent teacher - he kept my interest through every lecture and left me anticipating the next one. The content of the course is really, really good! Bravo and thank you, Dr. Naselli!

  9. Bill Cariss

    Bill Cariss


    Does this course use the Logos software in this study, i.e. how to do a word study, etc.? Bill Cariss

  10. Elliot Swaim

    Elliot Swaim


    I think that I, at one point, had a negative view, or at least could sympathize with those who had a negative view, on seminary or formal Bible training. It felt stale and inorganic. Shouldn't we come to learn what the Bible says about itself rather than what a bunch of scholars say about it? Wow, was I wrong. At least if seminary is anything like this course. Indeed, contrary to my perception, this course help me gain a better understanding of how to study the Bible without prejudice, how to strike that golden balance between relying on theology to give you much needed context for the passage you're studying and not relying on theology so much that what you've always thought the Bible says starts to take preeminence over what it actually says. Unit 5 teaches you how to identify words that may have some significance that you might have at first overlooked. Unit 6 teaches you some practical strategies to trace the author's flow of thought to understand what the author was getting at by what they wrote. Unit 7 tells you of the importance of understanding the cultural context that the author would have assumed the audience would have, but also warns you of the danger of using historical context to take a verse out of it's literary context, or of making a verse mean something wildly different based on uncertain theories about their culture, or of assuming that the culture of one area at one time is the same as the culture of another area at another time, such as Rome vs a Roman province, or the time of David vs the time of Hezekiah. Units 10, 11, and 12 talk about where our theology comes into play in our interpretation, and how our interpretation should affect our theology. It warns of the dangers both of proudly neglecting the conclusions other godly Christians have reached in their interpretation and theology and of holding fast to those same conclusions to the point that you have to twist parts of Scripture to fit with your theology. And Unit 13 ties it all up by showing that our theology should not stop at books and knowledge but should flow into every area of our lives. In addition, the speaker is engaging to listen to -- this "A Thought Experiment on Poor Commentaries" in which he humorously commentated a passage in Harry Potter was particularly interesting. He is also very humble in his view. I, a non-Calvinist, never felt pressured or pushed when he talked about Calvinism. Whenever the topic would come up, he would state his view on it but wouldn't present it as superior to any other view. Whether you just watch the videos or follow along in the activities, I definitely recommend the course to anyone wanting to better study the Bible.


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