Biblical Exegesis

Speaker(s): Rikk Watts
Date: Winter 2004
Length: 26:43:26
Product ID: RGDL3337S

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This is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the basic issues involved in interpreting the New and Old Testaments. Students gain "hands on" exposure to (a) the methods involved in doing exegesis, (b) the various tools available to assist in doing exegesis, and (c) some preliminary discussion of some of the issues surrounding hermeneutics. Lectures include:

  • Introduction
  • Using the Epistles
  • Literary Structure and Textual Criticism
  • Textual Criticism of Paragraphs
  • Lexicography and Specific Cultural Background
  • Specific Cultural Background and Synoptic Gospels
  • Synoptic Gospels and Revelation
  • Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament
  • Old Testament and Historical Cultural Background
  • Old Testament History
  • Hebrew Poetry, Old Testament Genre, and Worldview
  • Philosophical Hermeneutics

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Rikk E. Watts is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

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