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Monitoring Only
These courses cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Hermeneutics I. II. & III.

The Hermeneutics I and Hermeneutics II courses are now available.
Hermeneutics III will be available later.

In this course you will learn how to "rightly divide the word of truth."  You will use several textbooks and the course will be in three parts.  The Hermeneutics I. textbook is "Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth" by Dr. C. I. Scofield.  The Hermeneutics II. textbook is "The Golden Key" by Ben M. Bogard.  The Hermeneutics III. textbook is to be announced later.
    Prerequisites: You must successfully complete the First Year course, "The Bible," before you take the Hermeneutics course for credit.  Also, you must successfully complete the Hermeneutics I. section to be eligible to take the Hermeneutics II. section and you must successfully complete the Hermeneutics II. section to be eligible to take the Hermeneutics III. section.  These guideline need to be followed because much of the material is sequential in content and precept.  Each succeeding course builds upon the preceding courses.



        ATTENDANCE/STUDY/TESTIN
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  • STUDY:  Study only one section of each textbook at a time.  Look up every scripture referenced in the text, including those scriptures that are partially or wholly quoted, in your King James Bible unless you are specifically instructed otherwise for certain references.  If a portion of scripture is quoted or referred to in the text but the actual Bible reference is not given, then the student is required to locate the scripture in their Bible using a Concordance or some other Bible Study tool and then read the scripture.  A good Bible Study tool for this purpose is the free e-sword program that is downloadable from our Study Helps page. (The link to that page can be found in the Nav bar on the right side of this page.)
  • After meeting the suggested 1 week per section/lesson attendance requirement, student is to take the test at the end of each section.  You should not proceed to the next section until you pass the test for the current section and have looked up the correct answers in your textbook and/or the King James Bible, whichever is appropriate, for every question answered incorrectly on the test.  This should be done for every test, pass or fail.
  • Course Record Form: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.

    Monitoring Only
    Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

     

    • HERMENEUTICS I.
      Textbook is Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth by C. I. Scofield
      Course is worth 1.5 credits.


    • Attendance:
      - Attendance for the complete Hermeneutics I. course is 10 weeks.
      - Attendance for each individual lesson in this course is 1 week.

     


    C.I. Scofield

 

  • Course records: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.

  • Lesson tests:  You will return to this page at the end of each lesson to take the corresponding lesson test.
        If you fail a test you should give one day to restudy the textbook or your KJV, whichever is appropriate, and find the correct answer for every question you missed on the test.  You can then retake the test on or after the next day.  You may use the copy of the failed test that was sent to you, which has the correct answers in the right-hand column, to make sure you have found the correct answer but you must locate the answer in the textbook or your KJV Bible.
        Your minimum attendance for the next section starts the day after you pass the current section test.

    Caution: You will be asked if you have read, in your KJV, every scripture referenced- including those wholly or partially quoted in the textbook.  The instructions at the beginning of the course state that even if a scripture is wholly or partially quoted but the actual Bible reference is not given, the student is expected to find the scripture in their KJV.  If you cannot answer "Yes" to that question then you will fail the test.

           Test 1   Test 2   Test 3   Test 4   Test 5   Test 6   Test 7   Test 8   Test 9   Test 10

  • Textbook: Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth by Dr. C. I. Scofield
        Edited and test links added by Dr. T. E. VanBuskirk

  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding lesson tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you will Retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.  There is a time limit on the test.  You will see a time-remaining clock in the upper right hand corner of the test.  Time doesn't start until your first question comes up on the screen.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy the textbook or KJV Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section review tests and then retake the final test on or after the day following your previous attempt. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, then you should review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  This process will afford you the best possibility of gaining the most out of your study of this course.

(click on words or picture)
RETRIEVE PASSWORD

You must have this password to gain access to the Final Test.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book."  You may use your
study materials while taking the final test.


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

  HERMENEUTICS II.            

      Textbook is The Golden Key
                       by Ben M. Bogard.


                            Ben M. Bogard

  • Attendance:
    - Attendance for the complete Hermeneutics II. course is 10 weeks.
    - Attendance for each individual lesson in this course is 1 week.
  • Course Records: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.
  • Lessons: When you are finished studying each lesson, click the red bar at the end of each lesson to return here to take the test.

     

  • Chart:  There is a chart at the end of the textbook.  You will be required to memorize the major portions of the chart and you will be tested over the content of the chart in Lesson X.  You will have to pass the chart test before you will be allowed to take your Final Test.  The Chart test will be closed book.  You may access the chart at any time by clicking HERE.

  • Lesson tests:  You will return to this page at the end of each lesson to take the corresponding lesson test.
        Leave the lesson window open so you can use it for the following "open book" tests.
        If you fail a test you should restudy the textbook or your KJV, whichever is appropriate, and find the correct answer for every question you missed on the test.  You may then retake the test on or after the next day.  You may use the copy of the failed test that was sent to you, which has the correct answers in the right-hand column, to make sure you have found the correct answers but you must locate each answer in the textbook or your KJV Bible.

        Test 1   Test 2   Test 3   Test 4   Test 5   Test 6   Test 7   Test 8   Test 9

    Closed Book Test Contract form for password for Test 10
        Test 10 (chart)

  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding review tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you may Retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.  There is a time limit on the test.  You will see a time-remaining clock in the upper right hand corner of the test.  Time doesn't start until your first question comes up on the screen.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of the section review tests and then retake the final test on or after the day following your previous attempt. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, then you need to review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.

This Final Test is "closed book."
Please click this link, Closed Book Test Contract form,
before proceeding to the Final test.  This form MUST
be submitted before you take the test in order
for you to receive the password and for
your score to be added to your file.

There is a time limit on the test.

Hermeneutics II.

FINAL TEST

This test is "closed book," which means that it must be
taken from memory alone.  No study materials may
be used nor can you receive assistance from
anyone while taking the test.


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

  • HERMENEUTICS III.  COURSE IS NOT YET AVAILABLE
    Textbook is to be announced.
  • Course Records: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.
  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding review tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you may Retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.  There is a time limit on the test.  You will see a time-remaining clock in the upper right hand corner of the test.  Time doesn't start until your first question comes up on the screen.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of the section review tests and then retake the final test on or after the day following your previous attempt. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, then you need to review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed. This process will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most out of your study of this course.

This Final Test is "closed book."
Please click this link, Closed Book Test Contract form,
before proceeding to the Final test.  This form MUST
be submitted before you take the test in order
for you to receive the password and for
your score to be added to your file.

There is a time limit on the test.

Hermeneutics III.

FINAL TEST

This test is "closed book," which means that it must be
taken from memory alone.  No study materials may
be used nor can you receive assistance from
anyone while taking the test.