Course Description

As an introductory course, the overall goal of the course is to help students along on their journey to become more competent biblical interpreters for the twin purposes of (1) personal spiritual formation and (2) greater effectiveness of service to the Church and the world.

To this end, the course has the following objectives:
1. To introduce students to some key spiritual, pastoral, and intellectual issues in the interpretation and application of biblical texts.
2. To supply students with a simple, user-friendly framework for interpreting and applying any biblical text.
3. To train students in the basic skills necessary for the close reading of biblical texts.
4. To familiarise students with the main types of text (“genres”) found in the Bible, and their different interpretative rules.
5. To provide students hands-on practice in the handling different biblical texts.

Instructor

Mr Quek Tze-Ming

Lecturer in New Testament

Tze Ming is the Lecturer in New Testament at BGST. After leaving legal practice, TzeMing served in student ministry with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a DipCS from BGST, an MDiv and a ThM from Regent College. He is presently a PhD candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. TzeMing serves in the teaching ministry of his church. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    HE101 Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation

    • HE101 Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation

    • Course Synopsis HE101- PS

    • Digital Theological Library

    • BGST Library - VLIB

    • BGST Overdrive

  • 2

    Lecture 1 & 2 Basic Issues in Hermeneutics

    • Lecture 1: Introduction to the course; The Interpretative Journey

    • Lecture 2: How to read the book – Sentences, Paragraphs, Discourses

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 01

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 02

    • HE101 Lecture 1

    • Lecture 2a

    • Lecture 2b

    • Lecture 2c

    • Lecture 1 part 1

    • Lecture 1 part 2

    • Lecture 2 part 1

    • Lecture 2 part 2

    • Lecture 2 part 3

    • One 1000-word assignment from Duvall & Hays-1

    • MCQ 1 & 2

  • 3

    Lecture 3-4

    • Lecture 3-4

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 03

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 04

    • HE101 Lecture 3

    • HE101 Lecture 4

    • Lecture 3 part 1

    • Lecture 3 part 2

    • Lecture 3 part 3

    • Lecture 3 part 4

    • Lecture 4 part 1

    • Lecture 4 part 2

    • One 1000-word assignment from Duvall & Hays-2

    • MCQ L3 & L4

  • 4

    Lecture 5 & 6

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 05

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 06

    • HE101 Lecture 5

    • HE101 Lecture 6

    • Lecture 5 part 1

    • Lecture 5 part 2

    • Lecture 5 part 3

    • Lecture 6 part 1

    • Lecture 6 part 2

    • Lecture 6 part 3

    • One 1000-word assignment from Duvall & Hays-3

    • MCQ L5 & L6

  • 5

    Lecture 7, 8 & 9

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 07

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 08

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 09

    • HE101 Lecture 7

    • HE101 Lecture 8

    • HE101 Lecture 9a

    • HE101 Lecture 9b

    • Lecture 7 part 1

    • Lecture 7 part 2

    • Lecture 7 part 3

    • Lecture 8 part 1

    • Lecture 8 part 2

    • Lecture 8 part 3

    • Lecture 9 part 1

    • Lecture 9 part 2

    • Lecture 9 part 3

    • One 1000-word assignment from Duvall & Hays-4

    • MCQ 7, 8 & 9

  • 6

    Lecture 10, 11 & 12

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 10

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 11

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 12

    • HE101 Lecture 10

    • HE101 Lecture 11

    • HE101 Lecture 12

    • Lecture 10 part 1

    • Lecture 10 part 2

    • Lecture 10 part 3

    • Lecture 11 Part 1

    • Lecture 11 Part 2

    • Lecture 11 Part 3

    • Lecture 12 Part 1

    • Lecture 12 Part 2

    • One 1000-word assignment from Duvall & Hays-5

    • MCQ 10, 11 & 12

  • 7

    Lecture 13 & 14

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 13

    • HE 101 (Online) Lecture 14

    • HE101 Lecture 13

    • HE101 Lecture 14

    • Lecture 13 Part 1

    • Lecture 13 Part 2

    • Lecture 13 Part 3

    • Lecture 14 Part 1

    • Lecture 14 Part 2

    • Lecture 14 Part 3

    • One 1000-word assignment from Duvall & Hays-6

    • MCQ 13 & 14

  • 8

    Assignment Submission

    • Exegesis paper

    • Essay