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Course Descriptions: Biblical Studies General

BIB 532 Hermeneutics
The student learns both principles and skills of interpreting scripture in terms of historical, social and literary environments, and the process of applying the meaning to today’s needs. The history of hermeneutics is also covered. A special feature concentrates on Pentecostal issues. Offered in the Fall term.

BIB 637 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation
An in-depth study of selected current issues in biblical interpretation. Prereq: BIB 532 or equivalent. Offered as needed. Distance Learning (DL) option available.

BIB 634 Holy Lands Study Tour (Israel and Jordan) 3 credits

BIB 635 Holy Lands Study Tour (Turkey, Greece and Italy) 3 credits

BIB 636 Holy Lands Study Tour (Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece and Italy) 6 credits

Holy Lands Study Tours
The Seminary partners with the Assemblies of God (AG) Center for Holy Lands Studies to provide opportunities for students to study abroad during the summer term. Through the CHLS in the Bible Lands Tours, the student can register for this experience more than once, earning a maximum of 9 credits. Further information about this opportunity is disseminated during the fall term. Students and faculty may apply for scholarships toward the Holy Lands Study Tour at

BIB 639, BIB 641, and BIB 642Center for Holy Land Studies Summer Institute (9 credits)
Classes and topics to be determined each year.

BIB 640 Specialized Themes in Biblical Studies
A course to meet the need for inquiry into a specific area of biblical studies, such as a contemporary issue or the study of a biblical theme. Offered as needed.

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