BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY - NEW TESTAMENT COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course seeks to equip students with a basic knowledge of: · how archaeology demonstrates the historical reliability of the Bible; · enables us to understand the New Testament world better; · and provides a deeper understanding of the text of the New Testament. · It will seek to strengthen the student's trust in the Bible. The course will be highly visual (including short videos) and participative in nature. Students will become well acquainted with important sites throughout the New Testament World. Students will receive weekly PDF chapters of an upcoming book that will accompany the course. Good quality copies of all pictures used in the course will also be available for students to download and use in any future ministry/educational work. ________________________________ WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
All who desire “always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you” (1Peter 3:15)
Those seeking to strengthen the faith of others
Bible Believers who wish to see their reading of & trust in Scripture enlivened by archaeological insights into the Bible
Ministers seeking to inspire their ministry & congregations with reasons to trust the Word of God and helps to understand that Word further
This is a base-level course that will give the foundations needed to take your study of Biblical Archaeology to the next level. Specifically to undertake the "Biblical Archaeology - A Practical Introduction", where you can begin learning the skills needed to understand & participate in properly supervised excavations. The "Biblical Archaeology - A Practical Introduction" course could also provide credits for an MA or PhD with ATS. ________________________________ CURRICULUM: WEEK 1 WHAT IS ARCHAEOLOGY / WHY STUDY ARCHAEOLOGY? WHAT IS THE VALUE OF ARCHAEOLOGY? INTRODUCING THE WORLD OF THE NT WEEK 2 ARCHAEOLOGY & THE GOSPELS
BETHLEHEM & NAZARETH MINISTRY OF JESUS (Cont.) (Cont.) WEEK 3 JERUSALEM AS JESUS KNEW IT LAST DAYS OF JESUS/ PASSION WEEK
WEEK 4 ARCHAEOLOGY & THE GOSPELS (cont.) DEATH & RESURRECTION ARCHAEOLOGY & THE BOOK OF ACTS WEEK 5 PAUL's LAST JOURNEY PAUL & ITALY
WEEK 6 ARCHAEOLOGY & THE EPISTLES PLACES PAUL KNEW & VISITED WEEK 7 ARCHAEOLOGY & REVELATION WEEK 8 COINS & THE NT WEEK 9 TEXTS & BOOKS OF THE NT (Can we trust we have the right books?)
WEEK 10 REVIEW & QUESTIONS
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