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1. Required Course Texts deSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods and Ministry Formation. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2004 [hereafter abbreviated INT]. Willimon, William. Shaped by the Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 1990. Thompson, David. Bible Study that Works. Nappanee, IN: Evangel, 1994. Bauer, David. Biblical Resources for Ministry. Nappanee, IN: Evangel, 1995. 2. Biblical Texts Assumed: It is assumed that students have access to at least two contemporary translations of the Bible, preferably the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Revised Standard Version (RSV), New International Version (NIV), English Standard Version (ESV), or New American Standard (NAS). The Living Bible, New Living Translation, The Message, the King James, and New King James, whatever their other merits, do not well serve the objectives of this course. See Comparisons of reading levels of several major translations, go to Recommended: Meeks, Wayne A. et al., eds. The HarperCollins Study Bible, New Revised Standard Version with Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books. New York: HarperCollins, 1993. 3. Web Resources Resources for Near Eastern, Mesopotamian and Biblical Studies: Bible History Online: Resource Pages for Biblical Studies: ( New Testament Gateway ( Exploring Ancient World Culture (Near East):

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January 2005


Asbury Theological Seminary


ExL, Studies, Biblical, Spring, BS502



BS 502 Introduction to Biblical Studies