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, New Testament Greek & Hermeneutics

Tze-Ming is our Lecturer in New Testament, New Testament Greek & Hermeneutics. After leaving legal practice, Tze-Ming 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 where he is researching the use of the Old Testament in the New. Tze-Ming serves in the teaching ministry of his church. He is married to Sharon and 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

    • Questions for Lecture 1 & 2

    • 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

    • Questions for Lecture 03-04

    • 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

    • HE 101 Lectures 05 and 06 questions

    • 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

    • HE 101 Lectures 07-09 questions

    • 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

    • HE 101 Lectures 10-12 questions

    • 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

    • HE 101 Lectures 13-14 questions

    • MCQ 13 & 14

  • 8

    Assignment Submission

    • Exegesis paper

    • Essay