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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Institute of Leadership and Ministry, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

BIB-003 Biblical Interpretation (Hermeneutics) / Interpretación Biblica (Hermenéutica)


50 hours (5 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define what hermeneutics is; trace a brief history of biblical interpretation; discuss the different rules of interpretation; train themselves to educate others; use the rules of biblical hermeneutics and consciously interpret the word of God; prepare sermons in a much more efficient way and with the authority required to preach them; identify the different literary resources contained in biblical interpretation in order to be prepared to put that knowledge into practice; affirm the student in looking at the different models of biblical interpretation so they can present outlines of preaching using the assigned models; and justify the importance of a good biblical interpretation that guides, trains and educates, and does not give a reason to feed controversies.


Instruction is offered completely online or in synchronous format through the use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, lab-required interaction with the instructor, and/or final exams. The course assesses students’ end-of-course knowledge and skills in an online format. Major topics taught in this course include teaching students a general study on the integration of the theory and practice of biblical hermeneutics with the purpose of improving the use of the Scriptures in different Christian settings (preaching, teaching, counseling, reading of the personal devotional, worship, testimony, etc.). There will be a study of the history, principles and rules of biblical interpretation, and of the different schools of interpretation of the Scriptures. Interpretation of Scripture will be explored from a Latin Pentecostal perspective.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Biblical Studies, Introduction to Religious Studies, or Introduction to Scriptural Studies (9/21).