Is the SBTS DMin in Biblical Theology for You?

A Guest Post from Miguel Echevarria:

Do you want to study biblical theology? Do you want to learn how to use it in your ministry? Would you like to be in cohort of men who have come to Southern for this very purpose? If so, we want to encourage you to enroll in Southern’s D.Min. in Biblical Theology.

The D.Min. in Biblical Theology will equip you to understand the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in accordance with the intentions of its Spirit-inspired human authors. Jesus taught the authors of the New Testament how to understand the Old Testament, and Jesus himself learned to understand the Old Testament from the way the Old Testament Prophets interpreted Moses. Our aim is to enhance your understanding of the interpretive perspective that is reflected in the writings of the Old and New Testaments, the interpretive perspective Jesus taught his followers. This is what it means to pursue Christian interpretation of the Bible—which will help you be a more effective minister of God’s Word.

Here is the course of study.

Hebrew Review Course: This course is designed as a refresher for those who fulfilled basic Hebrew requirements during their MDiv programs.

Old Testament Theology: An examination of the interpretive perspective of the biblical authors in the OT. A particular focus will be placed upon the big story they presuppose and the imagery, symbolism, and patterns they use to summarize and further interpret that story.

Greek Review Course: This course is designed as a refresher for those who fulfilled basic Greek requirements during their MDiv programs.

New Testament Theology: An examination of the interpretive perspective of the biblical authors in the NT. A particular focus will be placed upon the big story they presuppose and the imagery, symbolism, and patterns they use to summarize and further interpret that story.

Use of the Old Testament in the Old Testament: An examination of the way later Old Testament authors interpret earlier Old Testament Scripture.

Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament: An examination of the way the New Testament authors interpret the Old Testament.

The D.Min. in Biblical Theology  will be led by Dr. Jim Hamilton and will begin July 2014. This is a modular program and the application deadline is March 15, 2014. Only a few spots remain. Click on the following link to apply. http://www.sbts.edu/future-students/start-your-application/

9 Responses to Is the SBTS DMin in Biblical Theology for You?

  1. Joel McDonald March 17, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    Dr. Hamilton, I love what I have read about the Dmin in Biblical Theology. Do you know, sir, if you will be leading another cohort through the same Dmin in the future? Thank you, sir.

  2. JMH March 17, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    At some point, probably.

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