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Course Descriptions and a Sample Syllabus

 For The Colorado Free Bible College

General Course Description And Philosophy

Hermeneutics, the Art and Science of interpreting the Word of God, will be taught as required for each student.

Greek and Hebrew study can be taken concurrently with Hermeneutics.  The Online Bible will be used by the student for the location of important texts for paper writing.  When learning new material, each person has his/her own uptake rate.  Grades will be assigned unless the student wishes to take the course(s) for non-credit (audit).  To successfully complete this course doesn’t necessarily take a keen mind, but it does take applied diligence over each of the 12+ week periods.  When the Hermeneutics class is completed, the student having at least 4 semesters of Greek, will be allowed to embark on a study of Homiletics (Preaching/teaching – 2 semesters).  The course in Systematic Theology by an inductive method will be taught along with all courses.  When the student completes the course in Greek, after 4, twelve week semesters (two years)  he/she may progress into a one semester course in New Testament Textual Criticism.  The course in Creation Science will provide a survey of the reasons for belief in Biblical Creation.  A three semester course in Apologetics (defense of the faith) has been added, as an elective, but required for graduation. Finally, We offer a 4 semester (48 weeks) course on the entire English Bible which may be taken independently of the Biblical Language courses. Hermeneutics must also be taken either prior to, or in conjunction with the first course in English Bible. The syllabus for each semester will be delivered to the students at the start of each term (a sample for term 1 is shown in Table 1 (click to open pop-up.)

 

Course Objectives

  1. These courses will provide the student with a large number of resources for further study (including Bibliography).

  2. The student will be able to look deeper and find the actual meaning of a passage of Scripture in either Testament as envisioned by the authors (i.e., the human and the Holy Spirit).

  3. Each student will be assigned (after the 2nd term) assignments using the ONLINE BIBLE for the basis of his/her exegetical work. 

  4. There will be lectures and selected reading assignments from the teacher’s library (> 3000 volumes).

  5. Testing will consist of closed book and open-book exam, and quizzes. 

  6. Textual Criticism will be used as an apologetic for the establishment of which text (original language) is the better.

  7. Arguments for the proposition that Creation and Evolutionary Hypothesis are both FAITH SYSTEMS but that Creation is the more likely and reasonable of the two faith systems.

  8. The courses in English Bible will include as a textbook the Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen’s Bible Outline Series of the whole Bible. This series includes Introduction, Outline, Text, and Questions for every Biblical Book (Approx. 3000 pages)

  9. Three Courses in Apologetics are designed to give each student an answer to those of most any persuasion for the hope that comes only by faith in the atoning blood of The Lord Jesus, The Messiah.

  10. Courses in English, Mathematics, and Physics are also planned to complete the student’s BTh degree. 

 

Upon satisfactory completion of the second year Greek (4 semesters), the Hebrew course (2 semesters), and the Apologetics sequence (3 Semesters), the student will have learned and be able to demonstrate:

  1. The acquisition of a vocabulary of at least 250 words of those most frequently appearing in the Greek New Testament.

  2. Those elements of the Greek language as illustrated (only in part) in the detailed first course schedule shown in table 1 below:

  3. A basic understanding of all course handouts.

  4. The ability to read from the student’s own Greek New Testament almost any text out of his/her own Greek N. T. (Greek pronunciation).

  5. The ability to read and translate into English, several very simple Greek texts (as determined by the instructor).

  6. The ability to write, read, and pronounce Hebrew Script and be able to translate various Hebrew passages as required by the instructor.

  7. A knowledge of the history of Hermeneutics, various schools of hermeneutics, 11 controlling principles of Hermeneutics, and various aspects of specific principles of Hermeneutics.

  8. Using the students copy of the Systematic Theology Workbook (given the student has completed the 2 semesters of Homiletics, a grade of the students ability to form principles which he or she incorporates in appropriate locations in accordance with the Workbook and the teachers instructions.

  9. The ability to defend one’s faith in writing or speaking against proposed attacks by a writing or speaking antagonist. (The instructor)

 

A Sample Course Requirement.

  1. Attend all classes

  2. Read the assigned textbook reading assignments (example shown in Table 1 ), and all class handouts.

  3. Turn in all homework assigned.

  4. Complete and turn in all quizzes, all assign papers, the midterms, and the final examinations.

 

Testing Philosophy

The tests will contain (1) Open, and/or (2) Closed Book, sections, and (3) Pop Quizzes which are closed book. Prior to each test, a review will be given that gives the student the material to be tested in the Closed Book section.

For the Open Book section, the student can use all his/her resources.

 

 Course Required Textbooks and Software for Courses.

     For English Bible Survey
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  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - Volume I – The Law, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1511792875, By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 412 Pgs.

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - Volume II - The Historical Books, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1511841702,  By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 420 Pgs.

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - VOLUME III – More Historical Books And The Wisdom Literature, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1512131987, By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 356 Pgs.

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - VOLUME IV The Major Prophets, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1512219241, by Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 314 Pgs.

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - VOLUME V – The Minor Prophets And Daniel, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1514311745, By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 226 Pgs.  

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - VOLUME VI – The Synoptics And Acts, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1514311745, By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 446 Pgs.  

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - VOLUME VII The Gospel, Epistles and Revelation of John, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers,  , By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 260 Pgs..

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - VOLUME VIII The Pauline Epistles, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers,  , By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 448 Pgs.

  • THE COMPLETE BIBLE OUTLINE SERIES - VOLUME IX The General Epistles and Hebrews, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers,  , By Dr. Stanley A. Ellisen Th.D., Edited by Rev. Norman E. Carlson B.Th., 164 Pgs.

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  •      For N.T. Textual Criticism
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    CONSIDERATIONS OF NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1515243618, N. Carlson. 118 Pgs.

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  •      For N.T. Greek
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  • AN EXEGETICAL GREEK GRAMMAR OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND LXX, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13:978-1497597037, N. Carlson. 608 Pgs.

  • A Manual Greek Lexicon Of The New Testament, Abbott-Smith, T&T Clark Edinburgh And New York.. At Cost – You purchase on the WEB.

  • The Greek New Testament with Dictionary – 4th edition, Edited by Kurt Alund, Matthew Black, Carlo M. Martini, Bruce M. Metzger, and Allen Wilgren, United Bible Society. At Cost – You purchase on the WEB.
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  •      For Hermeneutics
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  • HERMENEUTICS - An Antidote For 21st Century Cultic And Mind Control Phenomena, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-11496028587, N. Carlson. 246 Pgs. 
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  •      For Homiletics
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  • EXEGETICAL HOMILETICS, The A.B. Whiting – Milton Jones Methodology, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1499280364, N. Carlson. 349 Pgs.  
  • An Experimental Workbook For The Inductive Production Of A Systemic Theology, N. Carlson.
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         For Systematic Theology
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  • A SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY – Vol. I – Prolegomena, Bibliology And Theology Proper, 2017, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1540550873, ISBN-10: 1540550877, N. Carlson, 529 pages. 

  • A SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY – Vol. II - Angelology And Anthrop[ology, 2017, Create Space/AMAZON Publisher, ISBN-13: 978-1543231991, ISBN-10: 1543231993, N. Carlson, XXX pages.

  • A SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY - Vol. VII WORSHIP - From The Bible - The Ultimate Occupation Of Man, 2017, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1542413091, ISBN-10: 1542413095, N. Carlson, 265 pages. ​​​​​​​, etc.

    An Experimental Workbook For The Inductive Production Of A Systemic Theology, N. Carlson.

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  •      For N.T. Textual Criticism
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  • CONSIDERATIONS OF NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM, 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1515243618, N. Carlson. 118 Pgs. 
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  •      For Hebrew Grammar
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  • AN EXEGETICAL GRAMMAR OF THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES, Second Edition 2015, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-11501001437, N. Carlson. 264 Pgs.  
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  •      For Apologetics
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  • The Bible Codes - Writing/Reading In Secret Codes – A Look At Cryptology - A Christian Apologetic.NEC – Missler.

  • THE KINGDOMS OF THE FRAUDS. “ – The Major Religions And Cults Of The World – A Christian Apologetic, 2014, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1499770643, N. Carlson, W. Martin. 484 Pgs. 

  • AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH - A MODERN COSMIC DRAMA IN 3 ACTS - A Look At The Present And Coming World Dilemma In The Light Of Genesis 6:1-8 and other related passages. - A Christian Apologetic, 2013, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13:978-1500212377,  N. Carlson. 421 Pgs.

  • MUSLIM EVANGELISM, Fantasies From The Arabian Knights, Or Strange Tails By A False Prophet, 2014, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1495251351,  N. Carlson, 278 pgs 

  • THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM. And Its Infection Of The World System, A Story About The Two Sons of Abraham - Isaac and Ishmael, A Christian’s Apologetic/Polemic, 2016, Create Space/AMAZON Publishers, ISBN -13:978-1536874594, Norman Carlson, 494 pgs.

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         For O.T. Textual Criticism

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  • Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, second Edition, Emanuel Tov.
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  • For Use in preparation of general Bible Studies with Grk, Heb. English, etc. fonts and Methodology to present Bible texts, Books, Lexical Information, automatically formated for Sermon Preparation.

  • The Online Bible, Larry Pierce, Please Call (519) 767-2266 (Noon to 5 pm EST) Canada - (519) 664-2266 (Noon to 5 pm EST) for Manual and DVD). (Talk to us about free software)
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The Student’s Copy Of The Bible

The books by N. Carlson are available for free (PDF) download from our website. 

Contact us for infomation about the Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible by Emanuel Tov.