Art of Biblical Words

Class Reading Skills 3 Hours

Learn the skills you need to unlock the meaning of biblical words.

Class Overview

Many key biblical words are either unfamiliar or have lost their original meaning in our modern context. Gain the skills you need to understand these words every time you read and try out some of the best, free tools our scholars use to uncover the original meaning of biblical words.

2hrs 56min
Lecture Time
3
Units
5
Video Sessions
0
Exercises
Dr. Tim Mackie

Your Instructor

Dr. Tim Mackie
Tim Mackie is a writer and creative director for BibleProject. He has a PhD in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies. He wrote his dissertation on the manuscript history of the book of Ezekiel, with a focus on the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls. What a total nerd! He is a professor at Western Seminary and served as a teaching pastor for many years.

Class Sessions

Unit 00: Get Started
1
Class Objectives
2
Class Handouts
Unit 01: Lecture Sessions
Unit 1 Introduction
1
Session 1: The Wonderful World of Words
28:48
2
Session 2: The Encyclopedia Approach to Words
31:32
3
Study Tools
4
Session 3: The Languages of the Bible
37:03
5
Session 4: Words and Meanings
33:48
6
Session 5: Bringing All the Pieces Together
45:27
Unit 02: Exercises
Unit 2 Introduction
1
Faith in Ephesians 2:8-9
2
Translation Observations
3
Pick the Right Tool
4
Identify the Greek Word
5
Pistis in Ephesians
6
Pistis in Paul’s Letters
7
Pistis in the New Testament
8
Range of Meaning
9
Reflection
10
Discerning Paul’s Use of Pistis
11
Content Summary
Unit 03: Conclusion
Unit 3 Introduction
1
Resource Download
2
Tools for Further Study
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