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BIBLIOLOGY

Wednesdays Sept 13, 2023 - Dec 13, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Taught by Pastor Patrick Griffiths

Bibliology is the study of the Bible: How was it compiled into our present day canon? How did the early church read their Bible? What does the Bible say about itself? Does our understanding of the Bible shape our worldview today? We will explore this topic through Historical Theology, Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, and Practical Theology.

The inclusion of article links and video links below are for educational purposes only.
The teacher is not endorsing everything in these articles and videos, but providing them as a primary resource for expanding one's understanding of the subject treated.


Class Syllabus

INTRODUCTION

09.13.23
Lesson 1: An Introduction to Bibliology
      Article 1: New Testament Use of the Old Testament (theopedia.com)
      Article 2: New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Roger Nicole)

HISTORICAL THEOLOGY

09.20.23
Lesson 2: How Did We Get the Old Testament
      Video: What is the Talmud & How was it Created? (Jewish Learning Institute)
      Video: Talmud 101: Introduction to Talmud (Sefaria)
      Article 3: 21 Talmud Facts Every Jew Should Know (Menachem Posner)
      Handout: Highlights from videos
      Handout: Read and Hear Verse List

09.27.23
Lesson 3: Understanding the Old Testament Texts and Versions - Part 1
      Article 5: From the Mind of God to the Heart of Humanity (flowchart) (Patrick Griffiths)
      Article 6: From the Mind of God to the Heart of Humanity (explanation) (Patrick Griffiths)
      Article 7: Transmission of the Old Testament (various sources)
      Video: How can you trust the New Testament when the original manuscripts are different? (Daniel B. Wallace)
      Video: How Textual Criticism Helps Students Read Scripture with Confidence (Mike McGarry)
      Handout: Highlights from videos
      Handout: Textual Criticism Examples

10.04.23
Lesson 4: Understanding the Old Testament Texts and Versions - Part 2
      Video: The History of the Masoretic Hebrew Text
      Article 8: The Masoretic Community
      Article 9: Jewish and Masoretic Rules for Copying the Scripture According to Hebrew and Talmudic Tradition
      Article 10: Who Were the Masoretes and Why Are They So Important? (Edward D. Andrews)
      Article 11: Why do Christians Care About Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls? (Ryan Reeves)
      Article 12: Why Should Christians Care About the Septuagint? (Ryan Reeves)
      Article 13: The Septuagint
      Video: What is the Septuagint?
      Video: Oldest Bible Manuscripts
      Handout: Video Summaries
10.11.23
Follow up to Lesson 4
      Article 13b: The Bible is Accurate - Manuscript Evidence - Early Church History
      Article 13c: Chart: Text Types Summary

10.11.23
Lesson 5: The Matter of Canonicity
      Article 14: An Overview of Non-Canonical Jewish and Early Christian Literature (Felix Just)
      Article 14b: The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books: An Evangelical View (D.A. Carson)
      Article 14c: What Is the Apocrypha? Listening to Four Centuries of Silence (David Briones)
      Article 15: Why Were Some Books Left Out of the Bible? (Clinton E. Arnold)
      Article 16: How to Utilize Non-Canonical Books (David Heim) - Pastor Pat notes inserted.
      Video: 10 Rejected Books of the Bible | History Countdown
      Video: Who Decided Which Books to Include in the Bible?
      Video: The Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Old Testament Canon
      Video: Understanding the Deuterocanonical Books
      Video: 5 Differences Between Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

10.18.23
Lesson 6: How the New Testament Was Created
      Article 17: What is Progressive Revelation?
      Article 18: A Study of Canonicity
      Article 19: The NT as it Gained Acceptance by the Early Church
      Video: The Target of Canonicity (Mike Licona)

10.25.23
Lesson 7: History of 27 NT books
      Video: Marketing the Messiah (trailer)
      Video: Introducing: The Early Church Fathers
      Video: The Muratorian Fragment
      Video: The Story of Codex Sinaiticus
      Video: The World's Oldest Bible
      Article 1: A Word about the Church (Patrick Griffiths)
      Article 2: Organization of the Local Church
      Article 3: Why and When did Christians Start Constructing Special Buildings for Worship? (Everett Ferguson)
      Article 4: God Determines Orthodoxy (Patrick Griffiths)
      Article 5: Seven Ecumenical Councils Chart (Patrick Griffiths)

11.01.23 Lesson 8: New Testament Text Types
      Article 20: What Are New Testament Text Types (Paul Gibson)
      Article 21: Alexandrian Text-Type of Greek New Testament Manuscripts
      Article 22: What Are the Major Theories of Bible Translations?
      Article 23: 4 Bible Translations Basics Every Christian Should Know
      Article 24: English Translations of the Bible (Felix Just)
      Article 25: Confession and Translation Timeline (Patrick Griffiths)
      Video: English Bible Translations Family Tree
      Chart from Video: English Bible Translation Family Tree

11.08.23 Lesson 9: Biblical Theology (What does the Bible say about itself?)
      Article 26: The Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible (Moody Bible Institute)
      Article 27: The Authority and Inerrancy of Scripture (Matthew Barrett)
      Article 28: Inerrancy and Evangelicals: The Challenge for a New Generation (Nathan Finn)
      Article 29: Evangelicalism and Biblical Inerrancy: A Brief History From 1900 Onward (William Hemsworth)
      Article 30: Historical Timeline of the Debate About the Reliability and Inerrancy of the Bible
      Podcast: What is Biblicism? Why is it dangerous? (Theocast)

11.15.23 Lesson 10: Systematic Theology - Inspiration
      Handout: Slide Printout

11.29.23 Lesson 11: Systematic Theology - Sola Scriptura (Angela Ketterhagen)
      Video/Article: 5 differences between orthodoxy and evangelicalism

12.06.23 Lesson 12: Practical Theology - Engaging the Bible (Part 1) (Pastor Giles Litzner)
12.13.23 Lesson 13: Practical Theology - Engaging the Bible (Part 2) (Pastor Giles Litzner)





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Copyright © 2024 Patrick J. Griffiths
Pastor of Waukesha Bible Church
All material on this site, including all information, pictures, graphics, interfaces, audio, and text, as well as the organization and layout of the site, are the property of Patrick J. Griffiths and are protected by copyright laws. Material from this site may be reproduced and distributed if proper credit is attributed to the author. Under no circumstances should anyone claim any of the site's content as one's own work.