New Testament Survey

...seeing Jesus as the fulfillment of all!

General Description of NT Survey

In Old Testament Survey, the case was made that ultimately the Old Testament was all about the coming of the Savior Christ and His glorious salvation (Luke 24:44-47).  What was promised in the Old Testament is now proclaimed as fulfilled in the New Testament!  Every promise of God is "Yes" and "Amen" in Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20)!

Join us as we consider Christ, the glorious fulfillment of all things, in the pages of the New Testament.

This NT Survey is composed of two components:

1.  A course of readings in Johann Heinrich Heidegger's Handbook of the New Testament.  [See an introduction to Heidegger in the next section.]  Heidegger will provide for us an introductory survey for each New Testament book.  The Readings will provide on this page.

2.  Weekly lectures.  Join us live and online on Tuesdays (7pm EST), beginning February 4.  []


Introduction to the New Testament in General

I.  Reading and Discussion:  "Who is Johann Heinrich Heidegger?"

II.  Reading and Discussion:  "Why Translate Heidegger's Handbook of the Bible?"

III.  Reading and Discussion:  "Title Page for Heidegger's Handbook of the Bible"

IV.  Reading and Discussion:  "Preface to Heidegger's Handbook of the Bible"

V.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Spirituality of Scripture Reading"

VI.  Reading, Lecture (1), and Discussion:  "The New Testament in General:  Chapter Summary," and "Introduction to NT Survey"

VII.  Reading and Discussion:  "Definition of the Books of the New Testament"

VIII.  Reading, Lecture (2), and Discussion:  "Summary of the New Testament," and "The Unity of the Testaments"

IX:  Reading, Lecture (3), and Discussion:  "Divisions in External Form," and "Authorship of the New Testament"

X.  Reading and Discussion:  "Sectional Divisions"

XI.  Reading and Discussion:  "Chapters"

XII.  Reading and Discussion:  "Ancient Chapter Divisions"

XIII.  Reading, Lecture (4), and Discussion:  "Newer Chapter Divisions", and "The Canon of the New Testament"

XIV.  Reading and Discussion:  "Ancient Verse Divisions"

XV.  Reading, Lecture (5), and Discussion:  "New Verse Divisions", and "New Testament Textual Criticism"

XVI.  Reading, Lecture (6), and Discussion:  "Use and Abuse of Chapter and Verse Divisions", and "New Testament Textual Criticism, Part 2"

XVII.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Idiom of the New Testament"

XVIII.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Purity of the Style of the New Testament"

XIX:  Reading and Discussion:  "The Dialect of the New Testament"

XX:  Reading, Lecture (7), and Discussion:  "Detailed Outline of the Entire New Testament", and "The Text of the New Testament and Translation Choice"

XXI:  Reading, Lecture (8), and Discussion:  "Synoptic Outline of the Entire New Testament", and "Hermeneutics and History, Part 1"

XXII:  Reading, Lecture (9), and Discussion:  "New Testament Commentators and Commentaries", and "Hermeneutics and History, Part 2"


The Gospel according to Matthew

I.  Reading and Discussion:  "Chapter Summary"

II.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Gospels"

III.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Title"

IV.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Life and Martyrdom of Matthew"

V.  Reading and Discussion:  "Argument of the Book"

VI.  Reading and Discussion:  "A Hebrew Original of Matthew?"

VII.  Reading and Discussion:  "Construction Natural and Plain"

VIII.  Reading, Lecture (10), and Discussion:  "Time of Writing", and "Introduction to the Gospels"

IX.  Reading, Lecture (11), and Discussion:  "Detailed Outline of Matthew", and "The Person of Christ in the Gospels"

X.  Reading and Discussion:  "Synoptic Outline of Matthew"

XI.  Reading and Discussion:  "Interpreters of the Gospels:  Patristic and Reformed"


Dr. Steven Dilday holds a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Campbell University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and both a Master of Divinity and a  Ph.D. in Puritan History and Literature from Whitefield Theological Seminary.  He is also the translator of Matthew Poole's Synopsis of Biblical Interpreters and Bernardinus De Moor’s Didactico-Elenctic Theology.




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