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Mobile Ed: Craig S. Keener Interpreting the New Testament Bundle (5 courses)
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Mobile Ed: Craig S. Keener Interpreting the New Testament Bundle (5 courses)

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Overview

Dr. Craig Keener offers a new approach to studying the New Testament and provides an analysis of biblical interpretation, focused studies of Acts and the Synoptic Gospels, as well as commentary on the Gospel of Matthew and Revelation. The Interpreting the New Testament Bundle gives a deeper understanding of the contexts of individual books and focuses on historical issues throughout the New Testament to highlight themes.

Individual Courses

BI103 Principles of Bible Interpretation

  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Video hours: 2

Join Dr. Craig Keener, a foremost expert in biblical backgrounds, as he provides principles for interpretation along with excellent examples. See the parable of the Prodigal Son through the eyes of a Pharisee, learn the dangers involved in using allegory rather than analogy, and appreciate the contrast between Emperor Augustus and Jesus in the story of the first Christmas. Dr. Keener draws from his meticulous research of the ancient world to show you how to interpret the Bible by understanding its cultural contexts, genres, and more.

Contents:
  • Reading the Bible in Context
  • Understanding the Background of the Bible
  • Interpreting Different Genres in the Bible

NT216 Introductory Issues in Acts

  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Video hours: 2

Engage in a preliminary introduction to the book of Acts with a focus on the historical issues and genres of the book. Gain a better understanding of the history of the early church and the mission to spread the good news to all people.

Contents:
  • Authorship
  • Historiography in Acts
  • Miracles and Worldview
  • Relation between Luke and Acts
  • And much more!

NT309 Critical Issues in the Synoptic Gospels

  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Video hours: 3

Explore the historical reliability of the Gospels and the controversy of miracles. Probe the Gospels as biographies recounting historical information passed down through written and oral traditions and eyewitness accounts.

Contents:
Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: The Gospels and History
  • Introducing the Gospels
  • The Genre of the Gospels
  • The Basics of Ancient Biography
  • Ancient Biographers
  • Source Criticism
  • Form Criticism
  • Redaction Criticism
  • Oral Tradition
  • Memorization
  • Advanced Education in Antiquity
  • Linguistic Evidence for Authenticity
  • Eyewitnesses
  • The Gospels’ Appeal to Common Knowledge
  • Objections to Gospel Reliability
Unit 2: Miracles in the Gospels
  • Miracle Reports
  • Jesus’ Miracles
  • Philosophical Foundations of Naturalism
  • The Principle of Uniformity
  • Human Experience of the Miraculous
  • Eyewitness Reports of Miracles
  • More Modern Eyewitness Accounts
  • Raised from the Dead
  • Accounts from the Congo
  • Nature Miracles
Conclusion
  • Course Summary

NT317 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew

  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Video hours: 11

Analyze the Gospel of Matthew as an ancient biography meant to communicate historical information as well as moral, theological, and political lessons. This course is primarily focused on the major themes in Matthew, including cross-cultural ministry, evangelism, Christian education, and making disciples of the nations, while highlighting Jesus’ teaching and His love and patience for His disciples.

Contents:
  • Introduction to Matthew: Great Commission
  • Gospel of Matthew 1–4
  • Gospel of Matthew 5–7
  • Gospel of Matthew 8–9
  • Gospel of Matthew 10–12
  • Gospel of Matthew 13
  • Gospel of Matthew 14–17
  • Gospel of Matthew 18–22
  • Gospel of Matthew 23–25
  • Gospel of Matthew 26–28

NT385 Book Study: Revelation

  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Video hours: 9

Examine one of the most exciting and controversial books in the bible with Dr. Keener’s commentary on the book of Revelation. Explore the challenging aspects of the book as well as the beautiful elements that invite us to worship God. Dr. Keener focuses on the themes in Revelation, including prayer, suffering in light of hope, and how the Spirit empowers us to share Christ with others.

Contents:
Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: How to Approach Revelation
  • An Overview of Commentaries
  • Central Themes in Revelation
  • Interpretive Principles for Reading Revelation
  • Reading Revelation Badly
  • Common Questions When Interpreting Revelation
  • Reapplied Symbols in Revelation
  • Exploring Symbols: 666 and Babylon
  • The Symbolism of the Mark of the Beast
  • The Time Structure of Revelation
  • Emperor Worship and the Setting of Revelation
  • The Context of Apocalyptic Literature
  • Comparing Revelation and Other Apocalyptic Texts
Unit 2: The Beginning of Revelation
  • Jesus in Revelation
  • The Time Is Soon
  • Epistolary Introduction
  • The Centrality of Jesus
  • The Narrative Introduction
  • The Portrayal of Jesus
  • Jesus among the Lampstands
  • The Seven Stars and the Seven Angels
Unit 3: The Messages to the Seven Churches
  • The Church at Ephesus
  • The Church at Smyrna
  • The Church at Pergamum
  • The Church at Thyatira
  • The Church at Sardis
  • The Church at Philadelphia
  • Excursus: The Period of Tribulation
  • The Church at Laodicea, Part 1
  • The Church at Laodicea, Part 2
Unit 4: The Throne Room Vision
  • A Scene of Heavenly Worship
  • The Elders and the Four Creatures
  • Jesus the Lamb
  • Hymns of Redemption
Unit 5: Opening the Seven Seals
  • Seals of Judgment
  • Martyrs as Sacrifices
  • God’s End-Time Army
  • Interpreting the 144,000
  • Reapplying Traditional Biblical Symbols
  • Plague of Locusts
  • Eating the Scroll
Unit 6: Key Imagery in Revelation
  • Two Witnesses and the Temple
  • The Earth Belongs to God
  • The Mother, the Child, and the Dragon
  • A Reapplication of Time
  • Celestial Combat
Unit 7: Identifying the Beasts
  • The Beast from the Sea
  • The Dragon, the Beast, and the Lamb
  • The Parody of the Beast
  • The Beast’s Name
Unit 8: The Beginning of Judgment
  • The Army on Mount Zion
  • Announcements of Judgment
  • God’s Winepress
  • Bowls of God’s Anger
  • The Plagues Begin
  • Babylon the Prostitute
  • The Kings of the Earth
  • Babylon’s Economy
  • The Arrogance of Rome
  • The Economics of Rome
  • Crucial Imports
Unit 9: The Reign of God
  • The Beginning of God’s Reign
  • Views of the Millennium
  • The Millennium as a Literary Device
  • New Heavens and Earth
  • A Depiction of the City
  • The Glory of God’s City
Conclusion
  • Final Thoughts

Product Details

  • Title: Craig S. Keener Interpreting the New Testament Bundle
  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 5
  • Video Hours: 27

About Craig S. Keener

Dr. Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and is the author of 17 books, 4 of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John, Acts, Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, and Revelation.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.