Listed below are the current online courses offered through the BibleMesh Institute.
Bible and Interpretation
keyboard_arrow_right Bible Interpretation
- Based on the popular textbook Grasping God’s Word by Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall, this course provides a simple and clear introduction to reading the Word of God carefully and in context, interpreting it, and then applying it faithfully.
keyboard_arrow_rightThe Story of the Old Testament
- This course is an introduction to the Old Testament using the first half of BibleMesh’s Biblical Story curriculum. The Biblical Story Course is a complete Bible overview presenting the record of God’s redemptive acts as a single story from Genesis to Revelation with overview teaching videos by Dr. Timothy Keller.
keyboard_arrow_right The Torah Story
- The Torah Story course introduces the first five books of the Old Testament and helps students understand how these books contribute to the Bible’s ongoing story of salvation. This course provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch.
keyboard_arrow_right Old Testament Survey
- This course is based on the Old Testament Survey textbook co-authored by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton. Part indispensable overview and part careful examination, this Old Testament Survey course introduces students to the culture, context, and content of each book in the Old Testament.
keyboard_arrow_right The Message of the Prophets
- This course is based on The Message of the Prophets textbook by J. Daniel Hays. The course offers a scholarly yet readable and student-friendly introduction to the Old Testament prophetic literature, presenting the message of each prophet in both its historical and biblical context and tracking that message through the New Testament to discuss what it means for believers today.
keyboard_arrow_right The Story of the New Testament
- This course is an introduction to the New Testament using the second half of BibleMesh’s Biblical Story curriculum. The Biblical Story Course is a complete Bible overview presenting the record of God’s redemptive acts as a single story from Genesis to Revelation with overview teaching videos by Dr. Timothy Keller.
keyboard_arrow_right The Four Gospels
- Based on the textbook, Four Portraits, One Jesus, author and professor Mark Strauss provides an expert and understandable introduction to Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament.
keyboard_arrow_right New Testament Survey
- This course is based on the New Testament Survey textbook authored by Robert H. Gundry. Including both background information and careful attention to the biblical books themselves, this New Testament Survey course offers a full introduction to the 27 books of the New Testament.
keyboard_arrow_right Thinking through Paul
- This course is based on the Thinking through Paul textbook authored by New Testament scholars Bruce W. Longenecker and Todd D. Still. This course provides a thorough introduction to the life of the apostle Paul and the New Testament books he authored.
- Based on the Galatians (ZENCT) commentary by Thomas R. Schreiner, this course offers a focused overview for studying Galatians in-depth, examining the book with precision and accuracy.
keyboard_arrow_right Letters to the Church
- This course is based on the Letters to the Church textbook authored by respected New Testament scholar Karen Jobes. The course introduces the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles. Coming from an evangelical perspective, this course addresses issues of historical relevance as well as how these books connect with Christian faith and practice today.
keyboard_arrow_right Why We Trust the Bible
- In this course, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols explains that we would be lost if not for God’s Word, trapped in the darkness of sin forever. Rather than forsake us, God sent His Son, Jesus, revealing and recording His redemptive purposes in an inspired, inerrant, and authoritative source, the Bible.
keyboard_arrow_right Bible Exposition
- This course explains the theology of Scripture and the history of biblical interpretation to help you exegete and expound the Bible more effectively within the context of a biblical theology.
keyboard_arrow_right Biblical Greek
- Greek First Steps: This course provides the essential information that new students need to start reading Greek.
- Greek Reading 1: In this course you will learn Greek grammar and vocabulary as you translate chapters 1–3 of the Gospel of John. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that appears 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Greek Reading 2: In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1, you will master Level 2 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Greek Reading 3: In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating all of 1 Thessalonians. Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1 and Greek Reading 2, you will master Level 3 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 25 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Intermediate Greek Syntax: This course introduces second-year Greek students to syntax and exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Systematically linking syntax and exegesis of the New Testament, professor and textual critic Daniel B. Wallace explores numerous syntactical categories, some of which are not covered in other Greek studies. This course equips students with the necessary skills to do exegesis of biblical texts in a way that is faithful to their intended meaning.
- Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8: In this course you will learn about discourse features of biblical narrative as you read through the first half of the Gospel of Mark. Some concepts taught are the discourse-level function of Greek conjunctions, background and foreground analysis, principles of Greek word order, and analyzing structural boundaries.
- Course Creators / Teaching Video Instructors
- Dr. Mark Dubis is Professor of Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has a passion for ancient languages, having taught Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. He also has a special concern for the global needs of Bible translation. He is the author of 1 Peter: A Handbook on the Greek Text among other publications.
- Dr. Nicholas Ellis was College Lecturer of Biblical and Hellenistic Greek at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford from 2009–2014. He is now a post-doctorate visiting research scholar at Duke University. Nicholas completed his graduate studies in Theology (New Testament) from the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing: Cosmic Trial and Biblical Interpretation in the Epistle of James and Other Jewish Literature (WUNT: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), among other publications.
- Dr. Daniel B. Wallace is Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (he has taught there for more than 28 years) and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He earned a B.A. at Biola University (1975) with a major in biblical studies and minor in Greek; graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a ThM degree (1979), with the equivalent of a major in Old Testament studies and a double major in New Testament Studies; graduated summa cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a PhD in New Testament studies (1995).
keyboard_arrow_right Biblical Hebrew
- Hebrew First Steps: This course provides the essential information that students need to start reading Hebrew.
- Hebrew Reading 1: In this course you will learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary as you translate Ruth and the narrative sections of Jonah. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that appears in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth.
- Hebrew Reading 2: In this course you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4. Building on what you have learned in Hebrew Reading 1, you will master Level 2 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4.
- Hebrew Reading 3: In this course you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 37-41 and Deuteronomy 4–6. Building on what you have learned in Hebrew Reading 1 and 2, you will master Level 3 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6.
- Hebrew Reading 4: In this course you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 1-4 and selections from Genesis 11–22. Building on what you have learned in Hebrew Reading 1, 2 and 3 you will master Level 4 grammar topics as well as be introduced some of the features of Biblical Hebrew poetry and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears in the texts from Genesis you have studied.
- Course Creator / Teaching Video Instructor
- Dr. Timothy Edwards. Dr. Edwards is Dean and Fellow of Theology at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. He taught Hebrew at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and has lectured at the University of Oxford, University of Bristol, and various Bible schools in central Europe. He completed his graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Oxford. He is the author of Exegesis in the Targum of Psalms (Gorgias Press, 2007) amongst other publications.
- Latin 1:
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd noun declensions
- Nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, ablative, and vocative cases
- 3rd person present active indicative verb forms
- 3rd person present passive indicative verb forms
- All forms of all types of adjectives in the positive degree
- Over 200 Latin words
- Latin 2:
- demonstratives and relative pronouns
- 4th and 5th noun declensions
- infinitives and participles
- over 200 Latin words
- to progress from reading simplified passages from the Vulgate to lightly edited passages
- Latin 3:
- the imperfect and future tenses
- adverbs, gerunds, future passive participles, and gerundives
- present subjunctive
- over 200 Latin words
- to read unadapted verses and passages from the Vulgate
- Latin 4:
- the perfect verb system
- future active participles and supines
- perfect and future infinitives
- narrative and contrafactual uses of the subjunctive
- over 200 Latin words
- to progress from reading lightly edited passages from the Vulgate to reading unadapted passages from the Vulgate and Reformation-era translations of the Bible
keyboard_arrow_right Basics of Ancient Ugaritic
- Basics of Ancient Ugaritic: This course is built from the textbook Basics of Ancient Ugaritic: A Concise Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon by Michael Williams. This is an introductory course on the Ugaritic language spoken at the time of Abraham and occurring in ancient texts in cuneiform writing. The course begins with the alphabet, each new lesson builds on the ones before, and in 15 units students will be equipped with a basic grasp of the language for reading and study. (Knowledge of biblical Hebrew is not a prerequisite of the course.)
keyboard_arrow_right Basics of Biblical Aramaic
- Basics of Biblical Aramaic: This course is built from the textbook Basics of Biblical Aramaic: Complete Grammar, Lexicon, and Annotated Text by Miles V. Van Pelt. Designed for students with a working knowledge of Hebrew, this easy-to-follow course includes everything needed to learn biblical Aramaic.There are 269 verses in the Old Testament written in Aramaic rather than Hebrew, most found in the books of Daniel and Ezra. Basics of Biblical Aramaic follows the same easy-to-understand style in the widely-used Basics of Biblical Hebrew textbook and course, and includes everything needed to learn biblical Aramaic.
keyboard_arrow_right Church History 1
- Church History 1: From Christ to the Pre-Reformation: This course, built from the textbook and resources by Everett Ferguson, offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed. The church did so not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. This course looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church.
keyboard_arrow_right Church History 2
- Church History 2: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day: This course, built from the textbook and resources by Frank A. James III and John Woodbridge, recounts the ups and downs, the triumphs and struggles, of the Christian movement. Offering a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from the period just prior to the Reformation through the next five hundred-plus years, this course also looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church, detailing the times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church.
keyboard_arrow_right Historical Theology
- Historical Theology: Based on the Historical Theology textbook by Gregg Allison, this course offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows students to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and finally into the modern period.
keyboard_arrow_right Systematic Theology
- Systematic Theology 1: This course, built from Wayne Gruduem’s Systematic Theology with video resources, introduces the doctrines of God’s Word, God, and humanity.
- Systematic Theology 2: This course, built from Wayne Gruduem’s Systematic Theology with video resources, introduces the doctrines of Christ, the Holy Spirit, redemption, the church, and the future.
keyboard_arrow_right Historical Theology
- Based on the Historical Theology textbook by Gregg Allison, this course offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows students to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and finally into the modern period.
keyboard_arrow_right A Theology of Luke and Acts
- Based on the Theology of Luke and Acts textbook by biblical scholar Darrell L. Bock, this course offers an in-depth theological analysis of these two books, examining Lukan themes and language and the books’ context within the Bible.
keyboard_arrow_right Theology of James, Peter, Jude
- Based on the A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude textbook by Peter Davids, this offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude, including introductory issues and major themes, and also shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament theology.
keyboard_arrow_right God’s Design for Man and Woman
- This course is based on Andreas and Margaret Kӧstenberger’s book, God’s Design for Man and Woman with video resources. A biblical-theological survey of God’s design for man and woman as originally established at creation, subsequently distorted at the fall, powerfully restored in Christ, and finally consummated in the future eternal state, this course is highly recommended for accredited college-level classes.
keyboard_arrow_right Justified by Faith Alone
- In this course, R.C. Sproul explores this key doctrine from historical, theological, and biblical perspectives. He carefully defines each term in the phrase “justification by faith alone” while pointing to the imputation of a perfect righteousness found only in Jesus Christ.
keyboard_arrow_rightWho Is the Holy Spirit?
- In this course, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson traces the work of the third person of the Trinity through Scripture—from creation to the work of Christ to His dwelling in our hearts today. Along the way, he sheds light on the vital role the Holy Spirit serves. Dr. Ferguson’s goal is to help us know the Holy Spirit as a person, in addition to knowing of His power and work within us.
keyboard_arrow_right Intro to Ethics
- The Moral Choices course, featuring ethicist and professor Scott Rae, provides students with an introduction to Christian ethics and equips them to form a basis for practical, ethical decision-making in contemporary culture.
keyboard_arrow_right Intro to Evangelism
- This course, based from Kevin Harney’s book Organic Outreach, is about living the kind of life that draws people to Jesus. With three decades of outreach leadership, Kevin Harney provides insights and tools that will enable students to reach out to others and revitalize their evangelism.
keyboard_arrow_right Intro to Preaching
- The Preaching God’s Word course assists preachers and homiletics students to develop and deliver biblically based expository sermons relevant for the twenty-first century.
keyboard_arrow_right Perspectives on Islam
- This course, based upon the book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi, introduces students to effective strategies for engaging Muslims in spiritual discussions.
keyboard_arrow_right Intro to World Religions
- In the Understanding World Religions course, author and professor Irving Hexham explores the world’s broad sweep of religions under the categories of African religions, the Yogic traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. He presents an appreciative yet realistic approach, noting both the strengths and inherent problems of each world religion.