Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Taught by William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.

In the Introduction to Biblical Interpretation course, biblical scholars William Klein, Craig Blomberg, and Robert Hubbard bring together their combined years of expertise and devotion to Scripture to provide concise, logical, practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word.

Course Details

  • 14 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

12 Month Access
$229.99 USD

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Course Description

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The Introduction to Biblical Interpretation course provides a full, seminary-level overview of biblical hermeneutics. Biblical scholars William Klein, Craig Blomberg, and Robert Hubbard cover:

  • the history of biblical interpretation
  • current discussions about finding meaning in written texts
  • the formation of the biblical canon and the task of translating Scripture
  • guidelines for reading biblical poetry and prose
  • identification of the various genres of the Old and New Testaments
  • insights for understanding and applying Scripture today

A foundational course for formal and informal students alike, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation provides an excellent, thorough summary of the discipline of biblical hermeneutics.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • a better understanding of biblical hermeneutics and its challenges
  • an introduction to historical interpretation from ancient Jewish approaches to the present day
  • strategies for applying the rules of interpretation to biblical passages and for drawing sound applications in today’s world
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

William W. Klein

PhD., University of Aberdeen

William W. Klein is a professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, and he has also written The New Chosen People: A Corporate View of Election.

Craig L. Blomberg

PhD., University of Aberdeen

Craig L. Blomberg is a distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fifteen books and more than 130 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures.

Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.

PhD., Claremont Graduate School

Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. is a professor of Biblical Literature at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He previously served as a chaplain on active duty in the United States Navy and in the United States Naval Reserve. He also serves as general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series.

Course Outline

  • The Need for Hermeneutics

  • The History of Interpretation

  • Literary and Social Scientific Approaches to Interpretation

  • The Canon and Translations

  • The Interpreter

  • The Goal of Interpretation


  • General Rules of Hermeneutics: Prose

  • General Rules of Hermeneutics: Biblical Poetry

  • Genres of the Old Testament

  • Genres of the New Testament

  • Using the Bible Today

  • Application


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