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Mobile Ed: BI260 Interpreting New Testament Genres (9 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: BI260 Interpreting New Testament Genres (9 hour course)

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Overview

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.

Contents

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Introductory Matters

  • The Bible as Literature
  • Develop Reading Proficiency
  • Suggested Resources

Unit 2: The Gospels

  • Definition of Gospel Genre
  • Creating Collections and Using Factbook to Search Gospels
  • Gospel Genre Resources
  • Historical Trustworthiness
  • Using the Louw-Nida Numbers and Parallel Passages in the Gospels
  • A Reading Strategy
  • Using Interactive Media Datasets in Gospel Research
  • The Gospels’ Audience, Part 1
  • The Gospels’ Audience, Part 2
  • Kingdom of God
  • Ethics of Jesus
  • Interpretation Exercise 2.1: Parables and Allegory
  • Principles for Interpreting Parables
  • Interpretation Exercise 2.2: The Tower Parable; Tares Parable

Unit 3: The Book of Acts

  • The Genre of Acts
  • Dataset Tracking of Narrative Characters in Acts
  • Resources on Acts
  • Think Vertically
  • The Significance of Pentecost
  • Acts as Narrative
  • What Is Normative?
  • Interpretation Exercise 3.1: The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8)
  • Using Literary Types to Find Narrative Patterns in Acts

Unit 4: Epistles

  • Defining the Genre
  • Defining an Epistle
  • Using a Gospel Harmony and Interactive Media with Epistles
  • Epistle Resources
  • Interpretive Principles: Function
  • Interpretive Principles: Historical-Cultural Background and Grammar
  • Interpretive Principles: Grammar
  • Interpretive Principles: Word Studies
  • Subgenres, Part 1
  • Subgenres, Part 2
  • Subgenres Summary
  • Rhetorical Structure
  • Rhetorical Discourse
  • Hymns and Creeds
  • Using Factbook and BDAG with Colossians 1:15
  • Household Codes
  • Slogans, Part 1
  • Slogans, Part 2
  • Vice and Virtue Lists
  • Interpretation Methodology
  • Interpretation Exercise 4.1: Studying Ephesians 2:1–10
  • The Bible Sense Lexicon and Ancient Literature in Ephesians 2:2
  • Interpretation Exercise 4.2: Interpreting Ephesians 2:1–10
  • Interpretation Exercise 4.3: Applying Ephesians 2:1–10

Unit 5: The Book of Revelation

  • Introduction to Revelation
  • Revelation as an Epistle
  • Background of the Book
  • Resources on Revelation
  • Revelation as Prophecy
  • The Preterist View of Prophecy
  • The Historicist View of Prophecy
  • The Idealist View of Prophecy
  • The Futurist View of Prophecy
  • An Eclectic View of Prophecy
  • The Structure of Revelation: Two Options
  • Sympathetic Highlighting with Milestone Searching in Revelation
  • The Structure of Revelation: A Third Option
  • Revelation as Apocalyptic
  • Primary Characteristics of Apocalyptic
  • Symbolism in Revelation
  • The Emperor Cult
  • The Distinctive Nature of Revelation
  • Interpretation: Steps 1–3
  • Interpretation: Step 4
  • Interpretation: Step 5
  • Interpretation Exercise 5.1: The Temple (Rev 11:1–6)
  • Dataset and Commentary Searching of “Temple” in Revelation
  • Interpretation Exercise 5.2: The Two Witnesses (Rev 11:1–6)

Conclusion

  • Remembering the Goal

Product Details

  • Title: BI260 Interpreting New Testament Genres
  • Instructor: William W. Klein
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 9

About Dr. William W. Klein

Dr. William W. Klein is professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and serves as Chair of the Division of Biblical Studies. He edited and was the major contributor to Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, wrote the commentary on Ephesians in the Expositor's Bible Commentary, Revised Edition, and has consulted on several recent Bible versions, serving as chief exegetical consultant for the New Testament portion of The Message.

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.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.