Biblical Studies Minor | Concordia University Irvine

Biblical Studies Minor

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Curriculum

  • Biblical Studies Minor
  • 21-23 Units
  • THL 201: History and Literature of the Old Testament
  • 3

This course will investigate the literature of the Old Testament in light of its cultural and canonical contexts with an emphasis on its major theological questions and themes and their relevance for Christian faith and life.

  • THL 202: History and Literature of the New Testament
  • 3

Through a historical and literary survey of the New Testament, this course will emphasize theological themes and their relevance for Christian faith and life.

  • THL 311: Old Testament Book of the Bible
  • 3

This course will offer an in-depth study of a single book of the Old Testament or several books in their entirety which will vary from offering to offering and be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: THL 201 or consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit if a different book is studied.

  • THL 312: New Testament Book of the Bible
  • 3

This course will offer an in-depth study of a single book of the New Testament or several smaller books in their entirety which will vary from offering to offering and be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: THL 202 or consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit if a different book is studied.

  • THL 429: Biblical Theology and Exegesis
  • 3

Through an intensive study of the major themes of the Old and New Testaments, this course will introduce and apply the tools and principles of exegesis and hermeneutics with special emphasis on deriving Law and Gospel principles for use in congregational ministry. Prerequisite: THL 201 and THL 202 or concurrent enrollment.

  • Choose 1 of the following course pairings:
  • GRE 101: Greek I
  • 4

This course will study the fundamentals of the ancient Greek language including morphology, syntax, and vocabulary for reading simple passages of Greek prose.

AND

  • GRE 102: Greek 2
  • 4

A continuation of GRE 101. Prerequisite: GRE 101 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

  • HEB 101: Hebrew I
  • 4

This course will study the morphology, vocabulary, and syntax of biblical Hebrew for reading simple passages of the Hebrew Bible.

AND

  • HEB 102: Hebrew II
  • 4

A continuation of HEB 101. Prerequisite: HEB 101 or equivalent with a grade of C- of better.

  • THL 311: Old Testament Book of the Bible
  • 3

This course will offer an in-depth study of a single book of the Old Testament or several books in their entirety which will vary from offering to offering and be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: THL 201 or consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit if a different book is studied.

AND

  • THL 312: New Testament Book of the Bible
  • 3

This course will offer an in-depth study of a single book of the New Testament or several smaller books in their entirety which will vary from offering to offering and be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: THL 202 or consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit if a different book is studied.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.

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