Biblical Interpretation

A foundational course for formal and informal students alike, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation provides an excellent, thorough summary of the discipline of biblical hermeneutics.


Starting date

Open Enrollment


Bill Ricksecker


Approx. 2.5 Hours


16 Weeks



About the course

The Introduction to Biblical Interpretation course provides a full, seminary-level overview of biblical hermeneutics. Biblical scholars William Klein, Craig Blomberg, and Robert Hubbard cover:

  • The history of biblical interpretation
  • Current discussions about finding meaning in written texts
  • The formation of the biblical canon and the task of translating Scripture
  • Guidelines for reading biblical poetry and prose
  • Identification of the various genres of the Old and New Testaments
  • Insights for understanding and applying Scripture today

By completing this course, you’ll gain:
  • A better understanding of biblical hermeneutics and its challenges
  • An introduction to historical interpretation from ancient Jewish approaches to the present day
  • Strategies for applying the rules of interpretation to biblical passages and for drawing sound applications in today’s world
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

The Authors:

William W. Klein
PhD., University of Aberdeen
William W. Klein is a professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, and he has also written The New Chosen People: A Corporate View of Election.
Craig L. Blomberg
PhD., University of Aberdeen
Craig L. Blomberg is a distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fifteen books and more than 130 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures.
Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
PhD., Claremont Graduate School
Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. is a professor of Biblical Literature at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He previously served as a chaplain on active duty in the United States Navy and in the United States Naval Reserve. He also serves as general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series

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