This course serves as an introduction to biblical exegesis. Interpretation is a complex process that involves assessments of literary genre, language of texts, as well as historical and social settings. 103 The purpose of the exegetical assignments is to give students the opportunity to develop and apply detailed observation skills to the biblical text. Additionally, students will be asked to focus on developing exegetical skills for use in teaching and/or preaching. Prerequisite: Intro to New Testament. (3 credit hrs).