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PTH123 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 Credits)
Encounter the rich ministry experience of a seasoned professional and qualified academician. We are privileged to offer students the guidance and oversight of exceptional adjunct faculty in the person of Dr. Jim Hayford. This course introduces the tools and methods for Bible research and teaches students the process of interpreting the Bible. It includes the use of Greek and Hebrew language aids, Bible atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and covers the basic principles of interpreting Scripture including how to read a book, how to select a unit, sentence diagramming, the importance of context, the meaning of the text, and how to apply the text to modern situations. In considering meaning and application, the role of the Holy Spirit will be discussed.