1. Bible and Theology

       Courses in Bible and Theology stress the understanding and interpretation of biblical literature, both in English and in the original languages. Graduate level courses (those with numbers 5 and above) may be taken only by those who have at least two years of Hebrew and Greek. The Bible program at Quartz Hill School of Theology emphasizes the original languages and it is expected that our graduates will have a good reading knowledge of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.

B100 Bible Summary
2 units

       A general overview of the entire Bible.

B201 Bible Survey -- The Law
3 units

       A general survey of the five books of Moses known as the Pentateuch: Genesis-Deuteronomy.

B202 Bible Survey -- The Former Prophets
3 units

       A general survey of the books of the Jewish canon labeled the Former Prophets: Joshua-2 Kings.

B203 Bible Survey -- The Latter Prophets
3 units

       A general survey of the books of the Jewish canon labeled the Latter Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the twelve minor prophets: Hosea-Malachi.

B204 Bible Survey -- The Writings
3 units

       A general survey of the books of the Jewish canon labeled Writings or Hagiography, the rest of the books of the Old Testament: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1-2 Chronicles.

B205 Bible Survey -- The Lives
3 units

       A general survey of Mark, Matthew, Luke-Acts, and John.

B206 Bible Survey -- The Letters
3 units

       A general survey of the rest of the New Testament, the letters written by Paul, Peter, John, James, Jude, and the books of Hebrews and Revelation.

B401-3 Old Testament Introduction
3 units

       (Prerequisite - B201-203 Bible Survey) An in depth look at matters relating to the authorship and textual criticism of the Old Testament, Genesis-Malachi. The class will also discuss matters relating to Form Criticism, Higher Criticism, and other modern developments.

B404-6 New Testament Introduction
3 units

       (Prerequisite - B204-206 Bible Survey) An in depth look at matters relating to the authorship and textual criticism of the New Testament, Matthew-Revelation. The class will also discuss matters relating to Form Criticism, Higher Criticism, and other modern developments.

B411-13 Old Testament History and Archaeology
3 units

       (Prerequisite - B201-203 Bible Survey) A look at the history of the Ancient Near East from earliest pre-history through the time of the Babylonian conquest.

B414-16 New Testament History and Archaeology
3 units

       (Prerequisite - B204-206 Bible Survey) A look at the history of the Near East and Mediterranean regions from the Persian period through the end of the first century AD.

B471-72 Pentateuch
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the content and message of the first five books of the Old Testament, Genesis-Deuteronomy.

B481-82 Wisdom Literature
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the content and message of the Wisdom books and segments of the Bible: The Joseph Narrative, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom Psalms, James.

B491-93 Major Prophets
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the content and message of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel.

B445-46 Minor Prophets
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the twelve books, Hosea-Malachi.

B494-96 Historical Literature
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

B483-85 Psalms
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the content and message of the 150 Psalms.

B486-89 Gospels
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the four Gospels with particular emphasis on the Synoptic problem.

B473-74 Acts
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the early Church as recorded in the book of Acts.

B475-77 Pauline Literature
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on Paul's Letters.

B478-79 Revelation
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the Apocalypse, with comparisons to apocalyptic literature in the Old Testament and in extra-biblical literature. The class will acquaint the student with the major alternative approaches to interpreting the book.

B435-37 General Epistles
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the non-Pauline letters of the New Testament: Hebrews, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, James, and Jude.

B501 Genesis
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the book of Genesis.

B502 Exodus
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the book of Exodus.

B503 Leviticus
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the book of Leviticus.

B504 Numbers
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the book of Numbers.

B505 Deuternomy
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on the book of Deuteronomy.

B599 Selected Book Study
2 units

       (Prerequisites - B201-6 Bible Survey) A seminar on a selected book of the Bible.

B241-42 Apocrypha
2 units

       (Prerequisite - B201-6 Bible Survey) A study of the books of the apocrypha and pseudopigrapha of both the Old and New Testaments.

B211-13 Theology
3 units

       A basic overview of Christian Theology, studied in a more or less systematic manner, concentrating on the nature and method of theological research: how to ask questions of the text and find answers.

B497-9 Old Testament Theology
3 units

       (Prerequisite - B211-13 Theology; L201-3 Elementary Hebrew) Questions of theology centered in the Old Testament in particular.

B421 Eschatology
3 units

       (Prerequisite - B211-13 Theology) A study of a particularly tricky and controversial area of theology, designed to give the student an overview of the various possible approaches, questions and problems.

B222-23 Apologetics
3 units

       How to present a reasoned defense of the gospel; the student will be exposed to the various attacks that have been leveled at the Bible and Christianity, whether religious, historical, or scientific. Rebuttals to the challenges, and the evangelistic opportunities they present will be demonstrated.

B161 Exegesis and Hermeneutics
2 units

       The course will help the student learn the basic principles of exegesis and hermeneutics -- the study and interpretation of scripture.

B417-9 Theological Systems
3 units

       (Prerequisites - B211-13 Theology; B201-6 Bible Survey) The course will study the various approaches in contemporary theology: Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology, Reformed Theology, Wesleyan Theology, Neo-orthodoxy, Neo-evangelicalism, Reconstructionism, Charismatic, Prosperity, Fundamentalism, Liberalism, Liberation Theology, Black Theology, Feminist Theology and others.

B901 Teaching Assistant
4 units
       (Prerequisite: permission of the instructor) A student will teach an undergraduate course. May be repeated for credit.

B999 Seminar in Bible
3 units

       (Prerequisite: permission of the instructor) A research seminar on a biblical topic, chosen at the instructor's discretion.