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Learn more about Jesus and His Word in this three-course bundle from Mark Strauss. Get to know the Jesus of the Gospels as Dr. Strauss surveys different “quests” for the historical Jesus and examines, apologetically, what we can demonstrate about the person of Jesus, his teaching and miracles, the intention of his ministry, and the historical evidence for his death and resurrection. Gain insight into the gospel of Mark by looking at the themes, theology, and purpose of the book. Finally, learn more about the process of translating the Bible and see how understanding different translation philosophies enhances your study of God’s Word.

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BI181 Introducing Bible Translations

  • Instructor: Mark L. Strauss
  • Video hours: 2

Bible translation expert Dr. Mark Strauss introduces the philosophies of translation in order to equip students in their selection of a specific version (or versions) of the Bible. Dr. Strauss compares functional and formal equivalence and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each. He discusses elements of language such as gender terminology, idioms, and metaphors to reveal the importance of this often-overlooked but fundamental part of preaching, teaching, and personal Bible study.

Contents:

  • Introduction to Bible Translation
  • Translation Processes
  • Translation Philosophies

NT254 The Jesus of the Gospels

  • Instructor: Mark L. Strauss
  • Video Hours: 8

The Jesus of the Gospels (NT254) focuses on the historical Jesus and the reliability of the four gospels. The course surveys different “quests” for the historical Jesus by critical scholarship and examines, apologetically, what we can demonstrate about the person of Jesus. It assesses the teaching of Jesus, his miracles, the intention of his ministry, and the historical evidence for his death and resurrection.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: The Gospels and the Historical Jesus
  • What Can We Know about Jesus?
  • Sources for Knowing about Jesus
  • What Are the Gospels? Part 1
  • What Are the Gospels? Part 2
  • How the Gospels Came to Be
Unit 2: Quests for the Historical Jesus
  • Searching for the Real Jesus
  • The First Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • Rudolf Bultmann and the Period of No Quest: Part 1
  • Rudolf Bultmann and the Period of No Quest: Part 2
  • The Second Quest and the Jesus Seminar
  • The Contemporary Scene
  • Examining Method and Context
  • The Criteria of Authenticity
  • Contemporary Portraits: Part 1
  • Contemporary Portraits: Part 2
Unit 3: The Reliability of the Gospels
  • Presuppositions, Biases, and the Burden of Proof
  • Luke: A Reliable Historian
  • A Generally Reliable Gospel Tradition
  • Contradictions in the Gospels
  • The Historical Reliability of John
Unit 4: The Chronology of Jesus’ Ministry
  • A Portrait of Jesus from Afar
  • The Basic Structure of Jesus’ Ministry
  • A Chronology of Jesus’ Life
Unit 5: Jesus’ Birth and Childhood
  • Introduction to the Birth Narratives
  • The Genealogies
  • The Virginal Conception
  • Bethlehem and the Census
  • Popular Myths about Christmas
  • Jesus’ Family Life
Unit 6: The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry
  • John the Baptist: The Herald of Messianic Salvation
  • The Baptism of Jesus
  • The Temptation of Jesus
Unit 7: The Teaching of Jesus
  • Jesus the Teacher
  • The Kingdom of God
  • Jesus and the Law: Part 1
  • Jesus and the Law: Part 2
  • Grace and Works
  • Jesus and Social Justice
  • The Parables of the Kingdom: Part 1
  • The Parables of the Kingdom: Part 2
Unit 8: The Miracles of Jesus
  • The Question of Miracles
  • Did Jesus Perform Miracles? Part 1
  • Did Jesus Perform Miracles? Part 2
  • The Significance of Jesus’ Miracles
Unit 9: The Messianic Words and Deeds of Jesus
  • The Remarkable Authority of Jesus
  • The Scope of Jesus’ Ministry: Calling the Twelve
  • The Scope of Jesus’ Ministry: A Universal Kingdom
  • The Significance of the Triumphal Entry
  • The Significance of the Temple Cleansing
  • Jesus’ Titles: Christ
  • Jesus’ Titles: Son of Man
  • Jesus’ Titles: Son of God
  • Jesus’ Titles: Lord
Unit 10: The Death of Jesus
  • The Role of the Romans
  • The Role of the Jews
  • Jesus’ Expectations
  • The Significance of Jesus’ Death
Unit 11: The Resurrection of Jesus
  • The Importance of the Resurrection
  • Rationalistic Explanations for the Resurrection
  • Historical Evidence for the Resurrection
  • The Significance of the Resurrection
Unit 12: Concluding Thoughts
  • Faith, Apologetics, and the Gospels
  • The Already/Not Yet Kingdom of God
  • A Holistic Vision of Salvation

NT315 Book Study: The Gospel of Mark

  • Instructor: Mark L. Strauss
  • Video hours: 8

Enjoy an in-depth study of Mark’s Gospel from New Testament expert Dr. Mark Strauss. In this course, Dr. Strauss focuses on the words of Mark and the themes, theology, and purpose of the book. He describes the context of the Gospel as a whole and then examines the text passage by passage.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Background and Introduction to Mark
  • Introducing Mark’s Gospel
  • The Author of Mark
  • Audience and Place of Writing
  • Date and Occasion of Writing
  • Structure
  • Purpose and Main Themes
  • Literary Features
  • Highlighting Mark’s Use of “Immediately”
  • Method and Approach
  • Finding All the Geographic Places Mentioned in Mark
Unit 2: Part 1: The Authority of the Messiah—Prologue
  • “The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah”
  • Fulfillment of Prophecy
  • John the Baptist
  • Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
Unit 3: The Kingdom Authority of the Messiah
  • Proclaiming the Kingdom
  • Researching the Kingdom of God with the Topic Guide
  • Kingdom Authority in Teaching, Healing, and Exorcism
  • Healing the Leper
  • Researching the “Messianic Secret”
  • Forgiving Sin and the Beginning of Conflict
  • Conflicts with Leaders and Jesus’ Authority
  • Lord of the Sabbath
Unit 4: The Division of Israel
  • Choosing the Twelve—Reconstituting Israel
  • Jesus’ True Family and the Beelzebul Controversy
  • Parables of the Kingdom
  • Authority over Natural and Supernatural Forces
  • Authority over Disease and Death
  • Examining Mark’s Use of Aramaic Phrases
  • Rejection by His Hometown
  • Locating and Labeling the Miracles of Jesus
Unit 5: The Expanding Mission of the Messiah
  • Sending Out the Twelve and Death of John the Baptist
  • Feeding the 5,000 and Walking on Water
  • The Question of Defilement
  • Moving Outside Israel’s Borders
Unit 6: Part 2: The Suffering Servant—The Revelation of the Messiah’s Suffering
  • Beginning an Introduction to Part 2 of Mark’s Gospel
  • The Conclusion of an Introduction to Part 2 of Mark’s Gospel
  • Examining the Different Verbs for “Seeing” in Mark 8:23–25
  • Peter’s Confession and the First Passion Prediction
  • The Transfiguration
  • Exploring the Significance of the Phrase “Listen to Him”
  • Second Passion Prediction
  • Teaching on Divorce
  • Riches and the Kingdom of God
  • Third Passion Prediction and Request of James and John
  • Blind Bartimaeus and the End of the Journey
Unit 7: The Messiah Confronts Jerusalem
  • The Triumphal Entry
  • Finding the Fulfillment of Prophecies in Mark’s Gospel
  • Prophetic Action in the Temple and Cursing the Fig Tree
  • Question about John and the Parable of the Wicked Tenant Farmers
  • Taxes to Caesar and Marriage in the Resurrection
  • The Greatest Commandment and a Riddle
  • Warning against Scribes and Commending a Widow’s Offering
  • The Olivet Discourse
Unit 8: The Passion of the Messiah
  • The Plot against Jesus
  • The Last Supper
  • Gethsemane
  • Understanding Literary Techniques in Mark’s Gospel
  • Arrest and Trial of Jesus; Peter’s Denial
  • Trial before Pilate
  • The Crucifixion
  • Researching the Crucifixion
  • Death and Burial of Jesus
Unit 9: The Epilogue
  • Resurrection Announced
  • Studying Textual Variants in Mark 1:41 and 16:9–20
  • The Endings of Mark
Conclusion
  • Summary Overview and Conclusion to Mark

Dr. Mark L. Strauss is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written several books, including The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?, and Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series.

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