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What You Will Learn

What you can expect to know and be able to do at the end of this course

  • Understand how the original audience’s history and culture affected their understanding and application of a biblical passage

  • Utilise features of a study Bible to determine the literary and theological issues critical to a particular passage’s original meaning and application

  • Combine cultural, historical, literary and theological analyses to aid in interpreting what a biblical passage meant to its original audience and how they applied it

  • Explore the needs of contemporary ministry contexts to establish one suitable for application of a specific biblical passage

  • Evaluate the differences between the contexts of the original passage and a contemporary ministry

  • Extract principles of a biblical passage, relevant to a contemporary context

  • Apply extracted principles in a contemporary ministry context


  • Passion for correctly and fully understanding the meaning of the biblical text

  • Be able to appreciate the varying cultural contexts of the biblical text and its effect on the intended meaning of the text.

  • This course is a foundational building block for Biblical study. It is suitable for people who want to be able to correctly handle the Word of Truth.


Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Online Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts focused in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Interpretation

    • AAP_01 Introduction to Interpretation

  • 2

    Introduction to Study Bibles

    • AAP_02 Introduction to Study Bibles

  • 3

    A Pattern for Application

    • AAP_03 A Pattern for Application

  • 4

    Look for Clues

    • AAP_04 Look for Clues

  • 5

    Original Audience & Historical Context

    • AAP_05 Original Audience & Historical Context

  • 6

    Researching Historical Context

    • AAP_06 Researching Historical Context

  • 7

    Genre Pitfalls (Part 1)

    • AAP_07 Genre Pitfalls (Part 1)

  • 8

    Genre Pitfalls (Part 2)

    • AAP_08 Genre Pitfalls (Part 2)

  • 9

    Literary Context

    • AAP_09 Literary Context

  • 10



  • 11

    From Analysis to Meaning

    • AAP_11 From Analysis to Meaning

  • 12

    But we are different… aren’t we?

    • AAP_12 But we are different… aren’t we?

  • 13

    Meaning to Application

    • AAP_13 Meaning to Application

  • 14

    Summary & Example

    • AAP_14 Summary & Example