Summer Language Institute

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

SLI Course Schedule

(Professor’s name links to seminary faculty webpage for more information. Course numbers link to class syllabi when available.)

Hebrew Institute 2020
Series:
IntroHeb
InterHeb
Exegesis 1
Exegesis 2
Date:
05-25 to 06-05
06-15 to 06-26
07-06 to 07-10
07-20 to 07-24
Content:
Grammar
Syntax
Judges
Psalms
Course:
OTHB5300
OTHB6300
OTHB6310
OTHB6317
Greek Institute 2021
Series:
IntroGrk
InterGrk
Exegesis 1
Exegesis 2
Date:
05-24 to 06-04
06-14 to 06-25
07-05 to 07-09
07-19 to 07-23
Content:
IntroGk
IntermGk (1 John)
AdvGk (Phil)
2 Corinthians
Course:
NTGK5300
NTGK6300
NTGK6393
NTGK6308

SLI Course Structure

Grammar Classes
Grammar classes are two weeks and meet 8:00–12:00, except Mondays 1:00–5:00. Grammar classes do not have pre-work or post-work. However, any pre-work on vocabulary always is helpful. When available, the syllabus will be posted at this NOBTS link here. If Dr. Stevens is offering a grammar class, those syllabi always are available on his drkoine class webpages directly (Introductory Greek Grammar and Intermediate Greek Grammar).
Exegesis Classes
Exegesis classes are one week and meet morning and afternoon according to the syllabus schedule for each class. As is common to almost all NOBTS one-week workshops of any kind, exegesis classes likely will have pre-work and post-work. Check with each instructor and class syllabus for details. When available, the syllabus will be posted at this NOBTS link here.
Sequence and Breaks
Each summer is devoted to one language, alternating years between Hebrew and Greek. Classes in the designated language are offered in a linear sequence through the summer beginning at the end of May. The introductory grammar course is offered first (May–June), then the intermediate grammar (June), then the two exegesis courses in series (July). Every class has a one-week break before the next class. Thus, a one-week break occurs between the introductory and intermediate grammars, a one-week break occurs between the intermediate grammar and the first exegesis course, and a one-week break occurs between the first and second exegesis classes.
Modular and Flexible
The Summer Language Institute is designed to be modular and flexible. Students do not have to take all classes to participate. Classes may be taken independently if prerequisites are met. For example, a student can take just one exegesis class, if the prerequisites are met, or they may take just the introductory grammar class, or the intermediate grammar and an exegesis class, and so forth.

SLI Course Descriptions

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OTHB5300 Introductory Hebrew Grammar (3 hours)
Students explore the foundations of Hebrew grammar and basic vocabulary so that they will be able to do basic translation and exegesis of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. The course emphasizes basic grammatical constructions and rules of grammar as well as tools necessary for the student to work with the original language. The course includes basic readings from the Hebrew text.
OTHB6300 Intermediate Hebrew Grammar for Old Testament Exegesis (3 hours)
Students broaden their ability in and familiarity with Hebrew grammar and basic vocabulary so that they will be able to do in-depth translation and analysis of the text of the Old Testament. The course emphasizes grammatical constructions and verb forms as well as introductions to textual criticism and Hebrew syntax. The course includes readings from the various literary genres of the Hebrew text.
Prerequisite: OTHB5300 Introductory Hebrew Grammar
OTHB63xx Hebrew Exegesis (3 hours)
An advanced course giving consideration to textual, grammatical, syntactical, literary, and historical issues through verse-by-verse and paragraph-by-paragraph analysis in a variety of genres. The course will emphasize proper methods for discovering the meaning of a text and applying it in teaching and preaching. Students may repeat this course if the individual biblical books or collections being studied are not duplicated.
Prerequisites: OTHB5300 Introductory Hebrew Grammar; OTHB6300 Intermediate Hebrew Grammar for Exegesis; BSHM5310 Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
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NTGK5300 Introductory Greek Grammar (3 hours)
This course is designed to teach the elements of Greek grammar to establish a foundational understanding of the language for exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Students who have more than 6 hours of college Greek may not receive credit for this course. Such students should consult with New Testament professors to determine the level at which they should enter the study of Greek in the seminary. Students in the language track are expected to take Intermediate Greek Grammar as their next Greek course. Introductory Greek Grammar is prerequisite for Intermediate Greek Grammar and New Testament Greek Exegesis.
NTGK6300 Intermediate Greek Grammar for New Testament Exegesis (3 hours)
This course is designed to augment the student’s grasp of Greek grammar as presented in the introductory course and to advance the student’s understanding of syntactical features of New Testament Greek. The course also will strengthen additional exegetical skills by sentence-flow diagramming. Intermediate Greek, while helpful to any student wishing to go further in understanding New Testament Greek, is required for language track students. Intermediate Greek Grammar is prerequisite for New Testament Greek Exegesis, Advanced Greek Grammar, Readings in Hellenistic Literature, and Textual Criticism of the Greek New Testament.
Prerequisite: NTGK5300 Introductory Greek Grammar
NTGK63xx Greek Exegesis (3 hours)
An advanced course giving consideration to text-critical, grammatical, syntactical, literary, and historical issues through text analysis in a variety of genres. The course will emphasize sound hermeneutical principles for discovering the meaning of the text and for applying the text in teaching and preaching. Students may repeat the course for non-reduplicating books.
Prerequisites: NTGK5300 Introductory Greek Grammar; NTGK6300 Intermediate Greek Grammar for Exegesis