Core Modules:

Pentateuch: This course is designed to help the students acquire a thorough grasp of each book of the Book of Moses. It covers the events and their significance, the theological value and critical questions. The books included in this study are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. (2 credits)

OT Historical Books: This course will enable students to understand the significance of the events described in the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, and 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther. It also covers the theological values and critical questions concerning the Old Testament Historical books. (2 credits)

OT Poetic Books: This course covers both a study of the Hebrew poetry in general as well as the contents of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. These 5 books, which take up one-fifth of the Old Testament, contain some of the most beautiful and powerful literature of human history and deal with some of the most basic and universal questions asked by men. But they are also personal in character. Bullock said, “One might read the Pentateuch and see only a faint shadow of himself reflected there. The Historical books may overwhelm him with facts and events. The Prophets may pass him by with their deep convictions and concerns about their own societies and the world. But the Poetic books will find him wherever he is.” (2 credits)

OT Prophetic Books: This course is designed to help the students acquire a thorough grasp of each book of the OT Prophetic Books. It covers the study of the Major Prophets and the Minor Prophets. (2 credits)

Basic Biblical Hebrew I & II: This course is a study of basic grammar and vocabulary with translation of Old Testament Hebrew. (3 credits each)

Analytical Biblical Hebrew I & II: This course emphasises facility in analysing forms as essential tools for reading Old Testament Hebrew with translation of extended passages. Only those who have fulfilled the requirements of the Basic Biblical Hebrew course can take this advance course. (2 credits each)

 

Elective Modules:

The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah: Rebellion. Ruin. Return. Renewal. This is the story of the nation of Israel. Their sins called forth God’s righteous judgment, the sacking of Jerusalem, the destruction of the temple, and exile. The history of Israel is also the story of the grace of God. Ezra and Nehemiah give the account of the Jews’ return from exile, and the story of God’s grace. In this course, the students will see the sovereign hand of God in the nation of Israel and find assurance as they deal with their own challenges in life. (2 credits)

The Book of Esther: This course is an in-depth study of the book of Esther, including its historical background, literary characteristics, theological values, and introductory issues, highlighting the doctrine of Divine Providence. (2 credits)

The Book of Job: Why do the godly suffer while the wicked prosper? Is Satan real? Is God really concerned with the lives of His children? If so, why doesn’t God answer my prayers? If God is good, why does He allow suffering and evil? If God is powerful, why does He not stop terrorism? In the face of pain or loss, we cry out “Why, Lord”, and “How long, O Lord?” What can I say to help friends who are suffering? This is a devotional study of the book of Job meant for every Christian who grapple with these perplexing questions of life. May it bring a new understanding of God’s majesty, goodness and gracious plan for us.  (2 credits)

The Book of Daniel: This course is an in-depth study of the book of Daniel, with an insight into the sovereignty of God over the lives of His people and the kingdoms of the world. The prophecies in the book will be interpreted from the perspective of historical events to the future kingdom of Christ at His second coming. (2 credits)

The Ten Commandments: This course is an exposition of the Ten Commandments, approaching them as a manual for Christian living. The principles derived from them and related passages of Scripture are applied to difficult yet practical issues of our time and questions of right and wrong in the modern world. (2 credits)

The Unfolding Drama of Redemption: This course is a study on God’s plan of redemption in both the Old and New Testaments. In this course of study, the students will be doing a survey of all the books in the Bible, synthetically and analytically. The focus of the survey will be on Christ and the theme of redemption, the progressive revelation and the finality of God’s plan throughout the whole Bible. (2 credits)

The Tabernacle: A detailed study on the purpose and significance of the Tabernacle, its furniture arrangement, symbolism, offerings, and its relevance to Christians today. (1 credit) 

Bible Geography: Bible is an intensely geographical book. The land God chose was not an arbitrary piece of land but designed to develop the spiritual lives of His people. It lends to the backdrop of the divine drama of Redemption. This course will help us to know the physical setting of the land to aid us in understanding the Bible. It will heighten our appreciation for the reality of people and events and illustrates Bible truths. (1 credit)