MAKING SENSE OF THE BIBLE

Making Sense Of The Bible

“Making Sense Of The Bible”  is a 12 week course that explores the nature of the Bible itself, dealing with inspiration, inerrancy and principles of interpretation. It describes the transmission of the Bible from the original autographic manuscripts, through the complexities of transcription, textual criticism and translation, while dealing with complex issues such as transcription errors and textual variants. Principles of hermeneutics are discussed, including the importance of reading the Bible in the light of its progressively revealed Christological meta-narrative. This course is not for new Christians, but for those who are ready to have their faith stretched and their understanding deepened.

WEEK 1
MSB1: INTRODUCTION (PowerPoint)
MSB1: INTRODUCTION (Word Doc)

WEEK 2
MSB2: MANUSCRIPTS AND VARIANTS (PowerPoint)
MSB2: MANUSCRIPTS AND VARIANTS (Word Doc)

WEEK 3
MSB3: HISTORICAL CONTRADICTIONS (PowerPoint)
MSB3: HISTORICAL CONTRADICTIONS (Word Doc)

WEEK 4
MSB4: TRANSLATIONS (PowerPoint)
MSB4: TRANSLATIONS (Word Doc)

WEEK 5
MSB5: INTERPRETING THE BIBLE (Power Point)
MSB5: INTERPRETING THE BIBLE (Word Doc)

WEEK 6
MSB6: THE TWO COVENANTS (PowerPoint)
MSB6: THE TWO COVENANTS (Word Doc)

WEEK 7
MSB7: UNDERSTANDING THE OLD COVENANT (Word Doc)

WEEK 8
MSB8: THE OLD TESTAMENT AS PRE-CHRISTIAN (PowerPoint)
MSB8: THE OLD TESTAMENT AS PRE-CHRISTIAN (Word Doc)
MSB8: OUTLINE OF BIBLICAL HISTORY

WEEK 9
MSB9: PROGRESSIVE REVELATION (PowerPoint)
MSB9: PROGRESSIVE REVELATION (Word Doc)
MSB9: PROGRESSIVE REVELATION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (Word Doc)

WEEK 10
MSB10: INTERPRETING THE BIBLE CHRISTOLOGICALLY (PowerPoint)
MSB10: INTERPRETING THE BIBLE CHRISTOLOGICALLY (Word Doc)

WEEK 11
MSB11: HERMENEUTICS (Word Doc)

WEEK 12
MSB12: LITERARY GENRE (Word Doc)


Instructions For Downloading PowerPoint Presentations: Click the PowerPoint link, then click the “Open” drop down box at the top right of the screen and select “Open in PowerPoint Online” or “Open In PowerPoint”. When the presentation is opened, click the “Notes” tab at the bottom right of screen. This will open the Presenter Notes, which provide a detailed explanation of each slide. Some slides also have embedded video content, which can be viewed via the standard “play” button or by clicking the image.