The purpose of this course is to familiarize you with the tools and methods for interpreting biblical texts and provide you with the foundation for a lifelong, careful study of the Bible. You will learn and apply a comprehensive methodology to different genres of literature (e.g., historical narrative, psalms, epistles, and apocalyptic). Since exegesis is an art that can be acquired only by practice, an emphasis is placed in this independent study course on doing exegesis. Throughout the process, you will gain facility with lexica, concordances, grammars, theological and exegetical dictionaries, and other exegetical aids.