A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns

Academy Summary: What is biblical theology? Can you answer in one phrase? What if your answer would change everything about how you read the Bible? In the 2015 Winter Alumni Academy, held on January 8–9, 2015, Dr. Jim Hamilton explored biblical theology, a realm as vast and wild as an Amazon rain forest. Now this material is available to you. You won’t need a machete, but you will need your Bible. The material for this class, entitled What is Biblical Theology, emerges from his timely published work What is Biblical Theology: A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns.

The biblical authors weren’t dropping abstract bits of information unrelated to the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. They intended to enable their audiences to know God, interpret earlier Scripture, and live for God’s glory in their own circumstances. As you read the Bible, do you see the ways the biblical authors hint at the world’s true story, engage earlier Scripture, and summarize and interpret the meaning of all things in their use of symbolism and typology? Or have you gotten bored with the Bible?

Re-energize your personal reading of Scripture, your preaching prep, and your thinking about God, the Bible, and life with a burst of biblical theology from our most recent Alumni Academy at SBTS.

Lecture 1 – The Bible’s Big Story: Creation to Consummation

Lecture 4 – Sexual Orientation: A Case Study in Biblical Theology

Panel Discussion – What is Biblical Theology?