Biblical Languages

Biblical Languages covers the foundational languages of the Bible including Biblical Hebrew, Koine Greek, and Aramaic, providing insights into their grammar, semantics, and the context of their use in biblical texts. This sub-category also explores the significance of the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls in understanding the original manuscripts and their translations.

Covenant Theology

Covenant theology is a framework for understanding the Bible's structure and themes through the lens of covenants between God and humanity, such as those with Adam, Noah, and Abraham.

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

This topic provides foundational knowledge about Biblical Hebrew, the language of the Old Testament. It covers the alphabet, basic grammar, syntax, and essential vocabulary, enabling students to begin reading and understanding the Hebrew Bible in its original form.

Basics of Koine Greek

Koine Greek was the common language of the Eastern Mediterranean during the time of Jesus and the early church, and it is the language in which the New Testament was written. This topic covers the fundamentals of Koine Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax, essential for studying the New Testament texts.

Aramaic in Biblical Context

Aramaic was a common language in the Near East and is found in various parts of the Old and New Testaments. This topic explores the history and usage of Aramaic, including its grammar and vocabulary, and its significance in biblical passages such as the Book of Daniel and the words of Jesus.

Semantics and Word Studies

Semantics and word studies involve examining the meanings and uses of words in their biblical contexts to gain deeper insights into the text. This topic explores methods for conducting word studies and how they can clarify understanding of key theological concepts and cultural references in the Bible.

Septuagint Studies

The Septuagint is the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. This topic covers its historical development, textual characteristics, and its role as a bridge between the Jewish and Christian traditions. It also explores the influence of the Septuagint on Christian theology and its use in biblical scholarship.

Dead Sea Scrolls and Biblical Texts

The Dead Sea Scrolls include some of the oldest known biblical manuscripts and have significantly impacted modern understanding of the Bible's textual history. This topic examines the content, context, and significance of these texts, highlighting their contributions to the study of the Bible and ancient Judaism.

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