No area of study at TBC is more important than the textual section. For this reason, the number of courses in this division is larger than any other division. Almost all other courses incorporate the Bible in the material covered. Textual courses, however, focus specifically on the Biblical text. The totality of the programs at TBC gives a combined benefit of years of Bible study and discussion from a variety of angles.
At TBC, we encourage students to be, above all, students of the Book. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the absolute and sole guide in religious matters. Textual courses take students from Genesis to Revelation, challenging them to understand and apply the text through reading, memorization, and exegesis. In addition, we teach students to continue the self-discipline of such study after they finish their education at TBC.
Textual Course Descriptions
T101 Introduction to the Old Testament – This course acquaints the student with the basic theme of each Old Testament book. The relation of each book to the whole Bible is stressed. Some critical problems will also be considered.
T121 Pentateuch – A review (from Genesis through Deuteronomy) of the history of man from creation to Israel’s entering Canaan.
T222 Hebrew History I – The books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I and II Samuel are deliberated from the conquest of Canaan until late in the life of King David.
T223 Hebrew History II – A continuation of the history of the children of Israel from a study of the books of I and II Kings, I and II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.
T321 Literature of the Prophets I – A consideration of the men and their lives as well as the message they delivered. This course considers the books of Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah.
T322 Literature of the Prophets II – Follows the same general approach as T321. Students study the prophets Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Jeremiah (Lamentations), Habbakuk, and Obadiah.
T323 Literature of the Prophets III – Follows same approach as T321 and T322 while studying the prophets Daniel, Ezekiel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
T324 Poetical Literature – An examination of the book of Psalms. Emphasis given to the motivational power found in this book to live more godly lives.
T325 Wisdom Literature I – A study of the books of Job and Ecclesiastes as they reveal God’s practical wisdom for living in the context of everyday life.
T326 Wisdom Literature II – A continuation of T325 treating the books of Proverbs and Song of Solomon.
T111 Introduction to the New Testament – This study follows the same basic plan as T101 for a study of the New Testament.
T112, 113 Life of Christ I & II – The earthly life of Christ will be contemplated and followed from a study of the first four books of the New Testament.
T131 Acts of the Apostles – This course presents the factors leading up to and the establishment of the New Testament church and how it grew from Jerusalem and throughout the world. A great emphasis given to the importance of obedience to God’s plan for man’s salvation.
The courses listed below are textual classes in which the books to be studied will be examined with particular care.
T132 Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
T134 I and II Thessalonians
T136 James and Galatians
T331 I and II Corinthians
T332 I and II Timothy; Titus
T440 I and II Peter; I, II, and III John; Jude