Licentiate of Biblical Studies

"Historical exegesis is only the preliminary part of interpretation; application is its essence. Exegesis without application should not be called interpretation at all."
— J.I. PACKER
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Degree/Postgraduate

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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“Elouise has really learned how to analyse God’s word through interacting with the biblical context and this has led to her gaining a better understanding of the history of the Christian church.”
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Licentiate of Biblical Studies Overview

The Licentiate of Biblical Studies gives you the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to understand the Old and New Testaments. It gives you the hermeneutical skills to interpret any passage of Scripture.

The Licentiate of Biblical Studies qualification is for people who want a comprehensive approach to studying some of the most important and defining books and passages of the Bible in detail.

Start the journey of critical analysis and learn for yourself what the Bible is saying in the past, present and future. Understanding the Bible is a critical part of your relationship with God. It gives meaning and answers to your faith.

What is a Licentiate of Biblical Studies? Licentiate comes from the Latin licentia, “freedom” which is applied in the phrases licentia docendi meaning permission to teach and licentia ad practicandum signifying someone who holds a certificate of competence to practise a profession i.e. Bible teacher, pastor, ministry, theology or parish life.

The Licentiate of Biblical Studies is part of the Axx Bible and Theology stream. This stream is a systematic approach to understanding the Bible and Theology. It starts by building a foundation of introductory concepts and grows into discussing some of the most interesting and important passages of the Bible doctrines about God.

Who is the Licentiate of Biblical Studies for

  • This Licentiate of Biblical Studies is designed for those who want a serious program of biblical study with excellent professors who teach the word of God.
  • It is ideal for those who have a strong desire to seek out biblical truth and answers for today.
  • It is for people who want deep accurate theological teaching.

What you will learn

Biblical Hermeneutics Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn how to critically analyse diverse methods in biblical hermeneutics including historicocritical, ideological and contextualised readings.

Biblical Hermeneutics Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn the impact of the impact of literary genre on biblical interpretation within the historico-critical method.

Biblical Hermeneutics Part 3: Certified

  • You will learn how to evaluate some recent approaches to biblical interpretation (such as a narrative, Pentecostal, Feminist, post structuralist, or postmodern) and integrate these approaches into ministry situations.

Jesus & the Gospels – Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn how to understand and interpret the key themes and approaches to studying the Gospels.

Jesus & the Gospels – Part 2: Certified

  • Jesus & the Gospels – Part 2: Certified

Theology: Ministry in the Spirit

  • How to discern insights, revelations and promptings given by the Holy Spirit and when they are for private edification or the edification of others. You will grow in the expressions of gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit and when to act on promptings of the Holy Spirit in accordance with the biblical guidelines.

Acts Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn the background, theology and purpose of Acts and then proceed into a detailed commentary of important passages.

Acts Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn how the mission of the early Church is launched by Peter and taken to the gentiles by Paul.

Pentateuch Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn in detail about the critically important passage of Genesis and Exodus that influence the rest of scripture and our faith and belief of today.

Pentateuch Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn in detail about the importance of the Torah and the critical teachings of Moses.

Romans and Galatians Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn how to interpret and understand the book of Romans, arguably the most important book of theology in the New Testament.

Romans and Galatians Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn how to interpret and understand the books of Romans, and Galatians. The Theological frameworks for belief and ministry in the Evangelical world.

Included Courses

Preview Biblical Hermeneutics

As Christianity is a text-related faith, interpretation of the Scriptures has always been essential, and often controversial, it is a feature of Christian theology and praxis. Part 1: Hermeneutics in History reviews and extends students understanding of exegetical methods in history and considers issues that arise such as the use of allegory, the arguments over the role of the authors, the text and the reader.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. What is Hermeneutics?
  3. Problems in Interpreting Scripture
  4. Interpretation in Action
  5. What is meaning anyway?
  6. Early Jewish Hermeneutics (1)
  7. Early Jewish Hermeneutics (2)
  8. Apostolic Hermeneutics
  9. Apostolic & Post Apostolic Hermeneutics
  10. Medieval Hermeneutics
  11. Reformation Hermeneutics
  12. Reformation & Post Reformation Hermeneutics
  13. 19th Century Hermeneutics
  14. 20th Century Hermeneutics (1)
  15. 20th Century Hermeneutics (2)
  16. Historical-Critical Approach to Scripture (1)
  17. Historical-Critical Approach to Scripture (2)
  18. Historical Criticism & the Gospels (1)
  19. Historical Criticism & the Gospels (2)
  20. Historical Criticism & Daniel
  21. Textual & Translation Issues

About your instructor

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Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

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Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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As Christianity is a text-related faith, interpretation of the Scriptures has always been an essential, and often controversial, feature of Christian theology and praxis. Part 2: The Historical-Critical Method provides a review of the methods of exegesis discussed so far in the course and extends previous discussions by introducing material on literary genres and processes of how Scripture is applied.

Curriculum Covered

  1. What is Context?
  2. Widening & Immediate Context
  3. Wider & Widest Contexts
  4. What is Historic Context?
  5. Importance of Historic Context
  6. What is Genre?
  7. Genre: Old Testament Narrative
  8. Genre: Old Testament Law & Poetry
  9. Genre: Old Testament Prophecy
  10. Genres of the New Testament
  11. Genre: Parables & Miracle Stories
  12. The Genre of Acts
  13. Genre: New Testament Letters
  14. Genre: NT Letters (2) & Revelation
  15. Language: Issues in Meaning
  16. Language: Words, Structure & Grammar
  17. Language: Grammar & Special Cases
  18. The Role of the Interpreter (1)
  19. The Role of the Interpreter (2)
  20. The Hermeneutical Spiral

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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As Christianity is a text-related faith, interpretation of the Scriptures has always been an essential, and often controversial, feature of Christian theology and praxis. Part 3: Considers various methods of reading the Biblical text including Ideological Interpretations, narrative reading, Deconstructionist and Postmodern Methods, reception criticism, feminist interpretation, Pentecostal Hermeneutics, Ethno-Criticism

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description and Resources
  2. The Question of Meaning/s (1)
  3. The Question of Meaning/s (2)
  4. The Question of Meaning/s (3)
  5. The Question of Meaning/s (4)
  6. The Question of Meaning/s (5)
  7. Pentecostal Approaches to Hermeneutics (1)
  8. Pentecostal Approaches to Hermeneutics (2)
  9. Pentecostal Hermeneutics & History (1)
  10. Pentecostal Hermeneutics & History (2)
  11. New Trends in Biblical Interpretation
  12. Narrative Criticism
  13. Background to Postmodernism
  14. Features of Postmodern Thought
  15. Postmodern Hermeneutics
  16. Postcolonial Biblical Studies
  17. The Importance of Application
  18. Common Errors in Application
  19. Ten Questions (1-6)
  20. Ten Questions (7-10)
  21. Difficult Issues for Application 

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Take a closer look at Jesus & the Gospels in part one of this course, as you unpack the key structures and themes in the first four books of the New Testament. Explore the life and work of Jesus and understand the gospels at a deeper level.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Overview of the Gospels
  3. Background to the New Testament
  4. A Criterion for the New Testament
  5. Introduction to Critical Approaches
  6. Form Criticism
  7. Redaction Criticism
  8. Orality & the Gospels
  9. The Gospels as Literature
  10. Matthew: Theology & Themes
  11. Mark: Theology & Themes
  12. The Construction of History
  13. Luke: Theology & Themes
  14. The Synoptic Problem
  15. John (1)
  16. John (2)
  17. Reception & Harmonisation
  18. Search for the Historical Jesus
  19. Jesus & Kingdom
  20. Paul & Jesus

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Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full-time bible teaching.

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Fantastic

3 May 2021

Loved it! Saw things I never saw before; now understand passages in a different light and context. Very enlightening!

Tracy Augustin
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Great course!

13 August 2019

Absolutely loved this course, great overview of Jesus & the Gospels.

John Symons
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Has only been an intro and overview so far! Review!

17 July 2019

Refer above. Has only been an intro and overview! Review! Maybe a bit more into study.

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Preview Jesus & the Gospels

Take a closer look at Jesus & the Gospels in part one of this course, as you unpack the key structures and themes in the first four books of the New Testament. Explore the life and work of Jesus and understand the gospels at a deeper level.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Messianic Expectations
  2. Jesus as Messiah
  3. Jesus as Lord
  4. Jesus as King
  5. Gospels as Performance
  6. Jesus as Prophet
  7. Jesus as Teacher
  8. Orality & the Gospels
  9. Miracles
  10. Jesus & Miracles
  11. Jesus & Healing
  12. Birth of Jesus
  13. Baptism of Jesus
  14. Galilean & Judean Ministry
  15. Entry into Jerusalem
  16. Stations of the Cross
  17. Jesus & Conflict
  18. The Eucharist
  19. Death of Jesus
  20. Resurrection of Jesus
  21. Reading the Gospels Today
  22. Engaging in Jesus’ Teaching
  23. The Past. The Present. The Future

About your instructor

Uwen Low 150 x 150 opt

Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full-time bible teaching.

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Fantastic

3 May 2021

Loved it! Saw things I never saw before; now understand passages in a different light and context. Very enlightening!

Tracy Augustin
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Great course!

13 August 2019

Absolutely loved this course, great overview of Jesus & the Gospels.

John Symons
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Has only been an intro and overview so far! Review!

17 July 2019

Refer above. Has only been an intro and overview! Review! Maybe a bit more into study.

Cherre Hawkins
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Preview Acts Course

Dr Jon Newton presents this step by step walk through the Book of ACTS – it’s like a live commentary!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to the Book of Acts
  2. Acts as Literature
  3. Occasion & Purpose of Acts
  4. Themes & Theology of Acts
  5. Historical & Critical Issues
  6. Opening & Overview
  7. Ascension & Promise
  8. The Spirit Comes
  9. Peter’s Explanation
  10. Response & Baptism
  11. Early Believers
  12. Healing & Explanation
  13. Trial of Peter & John
  14. Challenges of the Early Church
  15. 2nd Arrest & Problems Within
  16. Stephen’s Speech & Death
  17. Scattered Church – Samaria
  18. Philip & Saul
  19. Saul’s Early Ministry

About your instructor

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Dr Jon Newton
Professor

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.

Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

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Saul's early ministry

19 November 2022

Saul had been with this group before his conversion, now he finds himself disputing with

them. Probably actually saying the same things Stephen had said to them. And

although they had been friends or at least comrades in the past, these Hellenist Jews

were not listening to the truth being presented to them and –they attempted to kill

him.

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Eyes opening

11 October 2021

I have enjoyed Acts Part 1. It has given me knowledge of what is not so obvious in the Bible. It does not give full accounts of culture, background history, political climate, prejudices, social injustices…etc etc, and nor should it. This has started to open my eyes that there so much more happening behind the scenes and behind the words we read. I have a fuller appreciation of why people act the way they do and what sort of world Jesus and the disciples were living in.

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New understanding

3 October 2021

The course has opened my eyes to the world Jesus and his disciples were living in and what the disciples were faced with after Jesus ascended. What I have learned has given me new understanding so that when I read the bible I see beyond the words. I also see the cultures, different belief systems, different historical backgrounds, prejudices and so on. I did not know there were different Jewish groups (so different from each other). I have a greater understanding and appreciation of what the early church experienced. I am still blown away by how pure and merciful God’s heart is in choosing the undeserved to change the world and spread the gospel to the Gentiles. This learning gives me greater encouragement that as undeserved as I am, there is a greater purpose for my life and that I am redeemed through Him for Him.

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Preview Acts Course

Dr Jon Newton presents this step by step walk through the Book of ACTS – it’s like a live commentary!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Peter & Cornelius
  2. Caesarea & Antioch Church
  3. Herod & the Jerusalem Church
  4. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (1)
  5. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (2)
  6. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (3)
  7. The Issues
  8. The Debate
  9. The Decision
  10. The ‘Second Missionary Journey’: Philippi
  11. Thessalonica to Athens
  12. Corinth
  13. Transition to Ephesus
  14. Triumph in Ephesus
  15. End of Paul’s Free Ministry
  16. Riot in Jerusalem
  17. Paul’s First Defences
  18. Paul’s Second Defences
  19. Journey to Rome & the Storm
  20. Shipwreck & Final Arrival
  21. End of the Story

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton
Professor

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.

Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

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Grace undeserved

11 October 2021

This has helped me learn more about the history of the early church, the challenges they faced and the division within the Jewish community to name a few.

Fascinated and intrigued by the shift in leadership from the original 12 disciples to emergence of other leaders such as Stephen, Barnabas and Saul, where we stop hearing about the original 12. The church looking very different to what it was before.

A great learning and seeing similar parallels in my own life, for e.g. I attended church but was not saved and then reading about Paul who insisted on asking Gentiles (who were believers) if they had received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit or just the baptism of repentance from John the Baptist.

The process is the same i.e. repent, baptism of Holy Spirit and going out to share about Jesus, and the same responses some believe and some do not. I am still blown away that as non Jews, God still sought to save us and picked one so undeserving to do that sharing.

Pelite
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wow

21 June 2021

Seeing apostle paul, used to kill Christians and God calls him to be a follower of Christ. Just showing God’s amazing Grace and how paul didn’t look at his circumstances he moved in the Power of God. There’s so much to say just Thankful to God for going more in-depth with the book of Acts.

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Acts part 2

21 June 2021

This part of the course was interesting with a lot of historical events. The beginnings of the church with all the dramas and pitfalls facing the church members. When reflecting on life in the churches today, there is a parallel between the early church and today’s church. What is the church? who is the church? what have we learnt? why are there so many different

churches with similar beliefs but standing away from other churches.

This causes me to wonder how over the 1000s of years the church, has diverted from the church that was originally set up. I am left with more questions than answers.

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Preview Pentateuch

The Pentateuch, as the first section of Christian Scriptures, lays the foundation for understanding the whole Bible. This part the Pentateuch, authorship, and how-to exegete the text. It examines the books of Genesis and Exodus its major themes.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Pentateuch Introduction; relation to OT
  2. Literary features; authorship; dating
  3. Theology of the Pentateuch
  4. Genesis 1:1 – 2:3a: Creation Event
  5. Genesis 1:26-28 Ha-Adam
  6. Genesis 3 Eden; the ‘fall’; the Effects
  7. Genesis 6:1-8:22 The Flood Narrative
  8. Genesis 11:1-9 Tower of Babel
  9. Genesis 12 Abraham & Covenant
  10. Genesis 15 Covenant Strong Friendship
  11. Genesis 17 Circumcision and Covenant
  12. Genesis 22 Sacrifice of Isaac
  13. Genesis 27-35 Jacob & Covenant
  14. Genesis 37-50 Joseph
  15. Archaeology: Confirm or Deny?
  16. The Religion of the Patriarchs
  17. Genesis & Science
  18. Exodus 3 Mosaic Call
  19. Exodus 7-12 Power Encounter God v Ra
  20. Exodus 13-14 Passover & Exodus
  21. Exodus 15 I am the Lord who Heals
  22. Exodus 15:22-18 God’s Provision
  23. Exodus 20 Decalogue; Mosaic Covenant
  24. Exodus 32-33 The Golden Calf & Renewal
  25. Priests & Worship
  26. Exodus. The Tabernacle A
  27. Exodus. The Tabernacle B

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Dr Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (PhD Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and the pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

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The Pentateuch, as the first section of Christian Scriptures, lays the foundation for understanding the whole Bible. This part examines the books of Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and their themes.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Leviticus Introduction & Overview
  2. Leviticus 1-7 The Offerings
  3. Leviticus 8-16 Clean and Unclean
  4. Leviticus 16-17 Atonement & Blood
  5. Leviticus 17-26 Holiness Codes
  6. Leviticus 19 Be Holy
  7. Leviticus 23-24 Festivals & Worship
  8. Leviticus 25-26 Covenant with Land; Obey
  9. Numbers Overview
  10. Numbers 9: Passover; Fire, Cloud
  11. Numbers 10-11 Complaints; Provision
  12. Numbers 12 Miriam / Aaron Rebel
  13. Numbers 13-14 the 12 Leaders / Spies
  14. Numbers 15 Various Offerings
  15. Numbers 16 Korah’s Rebellion
  16. Numbers 21 Israel complains; Bronze Snake
  17. Numbers 22-25 Balaam & Sin
  18. Numbers 32-35 Division of the Land
  19. Deuteronomy Overview
  20. Structure of Deuteronomy
  21. Deuteronomy & Law Codes
  22. Deuteronomy 5
  23. Deuteronomy 6
  24. Deuteronomy 7-11 Covenant Obedience
  25. Deuteronomy 16-18 Worship & Priesthood
  26. Deuteronomy 27-28 Blessings & Curses
  27. Deuteronomy 29-30 Ratification of the Covenant

About your instructor

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Dr Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (PhD Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and the pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

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This two part course examines Paul’s letters to the Romans and Galatians assisting students in developing their own views of soteriology and other key topics for Christians and churches in all eras.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Introduction to Paul 1
  3. Introduction to Paul 2
  4. Reading Paul
  5. New Perspective on Paul
  6. Introduction to Romans
  7. Romans 1:1-17
  8. Romans 1:16-17
  9. Romans 1:18-32
  10. Romans 2:1-16
  11. Romans 2:17:29
  12. Works of the Law in Paul
  13. Romans 3:1-9
  14. Romans 3:9-20
  15. Romans 3:12-21
  16. Romans 4:1-12
  17. Romans 4:13-25
  18. Romans 5:1-11
  19. Romans 5:12-21
  20. Ancient Stories & Romans
  21. Romans 6 Overview (1)
  22. Romans 6 Overview (2)
  23. Romans 7:1-6
  24. Romans 7:7-25
  25. Romans 8:1-17
  26. Romans 8:17-39
  27. Suffering & Hope

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Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

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Preview Romans & Galatians

This two part course examines Paul’s letters to the Romans and Galatians assisting students in developing their own views of soteriology and other key topics for Christians and churches in all eras.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Romans 9-11 Overview
  3. Romans 9:6-29
  4. Romans 9:30-10:21
  5. Romans 11
  6. Romans 12
  7. Romans 13
  8. Romans 14
  9. Romans 15
  10. Romans 16
  11. Romans Conclusion
  12. Intro to Galatians
  13. Purpose & Themes in Galatians
  14. Galatians 1:1-10
  15. Galatians 1 & 2
  16. Galatians 2:1-14
  17. Galatians 2:15-21
  18. Galatians 3 1:5
  19. Galatians 3:6-28
  20. Galatians 4
  21. Galatians 5:1-15
  22. Galatians 5:15-26
  23. Galatians 6
  24. The “New Perspective” on Paul
  25. The Righteousness of God

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

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  • 11 specifically designed courses
  • 223 lessons
  • 74 hours on-demand video
  • Certification
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on computer, mobile devices and TV
  • All learning resources, handouts and E-library at no extra cost
  • Personalised Certified Certificate of Completion

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Licentiate of Biblical Studies Requirements

  • Students should have completed the Advanced Certification of Bible and Theology
  • If you have relevant ministry experience or previous training then you can commence this qualification immediately. If you would like to course advice on this qualification please contact us on courseadvice@axx.global or book a phone call
  • The Licentiate of Biblical Studies requires a desire to do an in-depth study of the Bible.
  • Students should have a solid understanding of the concepts of the Bible, and Theology.
  • This qualification only requires a desire to learn about the deep truths of God and the Word.
  • A desire to understand how our understanding of God shapes our world and community today
  • An intellectual love of God and the Bible.
  • Learners are welcome to commence this qualification at any time
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone is required
  • No additional software is required
  • Internet connection is required
  • Lessons are presented in English

All assessment tasks must be completed to be certified

  • Learners are required to complete all video lessons
  • Each lesson has a short multiple choice quiz
  • There are no essays to be written in this qualification
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