Biblical Theology

This is a seminary-level class on Biblical Theology.

About this Class

You may download the class outline by clicking on the link under Downloads. You can also purchase the book by Dr. Beale on which the class is based by clicking on the link under Recommended Reading. Dr Beale did not provide us with the syllabus he mentions in the lectures. 

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  • Length:
    23 hours
  • Skill Level:
    Seminary
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Subject:
    Biblical Theology
  • Language:
    English

Lectures

1

The use of the phrase "Latter Days" in the Old Testament and references where it occurs.

2

When the term "latter days" appears in New Testament books, it sometimes refers exclusively to future events. 

3

Paul uses the term "latter days" to refer to "end-time" events. The prophet Daniel also has references to "latter days" which are referred to in the New Testament.

4

The link between 2 Thessalonians and 1 John. Practical implications of biblical theology.

5

The "Son of Man" as a beginning fulfillment of the great tribulation. The biblical theology of Jesus in the Gospels. 

6

The redemptive historical significance of Jesus' baptism and temptation has its roots in the Old Testament account of the Exodus.

7

Jesus' healings represent the restoration of Israel. Jesus as the Son of Man.

8

Jesus' healings continue to indicate his restoration of creation and of Israel. Healings were acted out parables of Jesus’ mission to spiritually heal.

9

The parables indicate how the eschatological kingdom is beginning in the ministry of Jesus. 

10

Two chief characteristics of true membership in the Inaugurated kingdom: repentence over sin and offering forgiveness. 

11

The significance of the Temple in the Old Testament. Christ and his followers are a temple in the new creation of the new exodus out of sin. 

12

Different approaches and methods for doing biblical theology. The apostle Paul experienced the new creational kingdom.

13

The apostle Paul's vision of Christ on the Damascus road has similarities to visions of God that people had in the Old Testament.

14

The Damascus Christophany constituted both Paul’s regenerative understanding of the gospel and his apostolic commission. The image of God, which has its roots in Genesis chapters 1-2, is at the root of Paul's eschatological theology.

15

Man is now able to fulfill the divine command in Genesis 1:28 by being, "in Christ." 

16

There is a close relationship in the New Testament of the concepts of reconciliation and eschatology. 

17

Sanctification is the process of being set apart from the old creation to the new.

18

Justification is a declaration of righteousness applied by grace. 

19

The sinless life of Christ worked out a perfect righteousness for his people. 

20

The Church is the community of the New Creation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the programs intended for?

The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level classes.

Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?

In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.