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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 RELS 500

Princip. of Biblical Interpretation

A study of the principles of biblical interpretation used in both the Jewish and Christian traditions, including the application of these methods to the major literary genres of the Bible.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 RELS 511

History of Ancient Israel

A study of the various eras of the history of the Hebrew people in the Old Testament period, including a survey of attempted historical reconstructions. Attention is given to such features as pre-history, nationalism, government, and social institutions.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 515

Intertestamental Literature

A study of the intertestamental Judaic literature, noting the relationships between this literature and the Old Testament and New Testament and showing how this literature serves as an important background for the study of the New Testament documents.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 520

Dead Sea Scrolls

A survey of the texts and major critical issues concerning the scrolls: their origin, interpretation of the Old Testament, and background to the New Testament.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 RELS 521

Biblical and Ecclesiastical Latin

An introduction to Latin grammar and the basic vocabulary of medieval ecclesiastical Latin. The one-or two-semester program of study is designed to prepare the student for independent reading in Jerome's Latin Vulgate, the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, and other medieval texts of moderate difficulty.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None, but completion of 211 normally required for 212. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: Taught at Redeemer Pacific College, an approved TWU learning centre.
2021-2022 RELS 522

Biblical and Ecclesiastical Latin

An introduction to Latin grammar and the basic vocabulary of medieval ecclesiastical Latin. The one-or two-semester program of study is designed to prepare the student for independent reading in Jerome's Latin Vulgate, the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, and other medieval texts of moderate difficulty.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None, but completion of 211 normally required for 212. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: Taught at Redeemer Pacific College, an approved TWU learning centre.
2021-2022 RELS 523

Apocalyptic Literature

A study of the origin, form, and function of apocalyptic literature as well as important motifs and themes.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 525

Pauline Theology

A survey of the general contours of Paul's thinking and a closer examination of one particular aspect of his theology, such as the origins of his gospel, the problem of coherence and contingency, his apostleship, his missionary strategy, his Christology, or the theology of one of his letters.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 528

Elementary New Testament Greek

This course comprises an introduction to Hellenistic (Koiné) Greek that is designed to prepare the student for reading the Greek New Testament with linguistic aptitude, as well as developing a cultural intelligence pertaining to the ancient people and history that gave rise to the biblical text. Students will explore and investigate linguistic theories and ideas related to the script, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, as well as evaluate and compare differences and similarities that exist between the Ancient Greco-Roman and Jewish cultures and our own contemporary culture. =

Course Credits: 3
Co-requisite(s): GREE 235
2021-2022 RELS 529

Elementary New Testament Greek

A continuing study of Koine Greek that is designed to prepare the student for reading the Greek New Testament.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS/GREE 235.(3-0; 3-0)
Co-requisite(s): GREE 329
2021-2022 RELS 531

Readings in the Greek New Testament

A reading of selected texts from the New Testament, including a study of Greek syntax and an introduction to exegetical methodology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 235, 329. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: GREE 331, 332
2021-2022 RELS 532

Readings in Greek New Testament

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 RELS 536

Elementary Biblical Hebrew

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 RELS 537

Readings in the Hebrew Bible

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 RELS 538

Readings in the Hebrew Bible

A reading of selected texts from the Hebrew Bible, including a study of Hebrew syntax and an introduction to exegetical methodology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 245, 336. RELS 337 is a prerequisite for RELS 338. (3-0; 3-0)
Co-requisite(s): HEBR 337, 338
NB: Formerly RELS 431, 432
2021-2022 RELS 540

Current Issues in Biblical Theology

An examination of the topics currently being discussed in biblical theology, such as the possibility and methodology of a biblical theology, apocalyptic and eschatology, covenant and election, redemption and freedom, worship, church, the righteousness of God, history, society, law and gospel, faith, canon, life and death, suffering, creation, atonement and reconciliation, sin and guilt, wisdom, and worldview.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 RELS 541

The Pentateuch

A study of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible with special reference to introduction, exegesis, and history. Attention is given to their historical and theological significance for both Judaism and Christianity.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 542

Psalms & Wisdom Literature

A study of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible with special reference to introduction, exegesis, and history. Attention is given to their historical and theological significance for both Judaism and Christianity.

Course Credits: 3
2021-2022 RELS 545

Elementary Biblical Hebrew

An introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew, designed to prepare the student for serious study of the Hebrew Bible as an item of both ancient and ongoing cultural, historical, and theological significance.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: Formerly RELS 335
Cross-listed: HEBR 245
2021-2022 RELS 546

Hebrew Prophets

A study of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible with special reference to introduction, exegesis, and history. Attention is given to their historical and theological significance for both Judaism and Christianity.

Course Credits: 3