Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer “Biblical Interpretation” April 8-12, 2013. James H. Platt, lecturer in biblical languages at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will lead the course. While intended to meet one of the requirements for certification as an educator in the PC(USA), others will also find this course useful for understanding the Bible more fully, and persons from all denominations are welcome to attend. The course will focus on the basics of interpreting the various kinds of literature in the Scriptures in appropriate and life-giving ways.

Knowledge of God’s revelation climaxing in Jesus Christ and related in the Bible for the salvation of humankind is the indispensable foundation of the Christian community. For Presbyterians, the Bible is inseparably linked with “the true Word of God” and has “the most complete exposition of all that pertains to a saving faith, and also to the framing of a life acceptable to God” (Second Helvetic Confession 5.001-2). The Scriptures are the source of our faith, our worship, our church government, and our witness in the world. Teaching God’s people the biblical story and how to interpret Scripture with knowledge, integrity, and skill requires teachers and preachers who are thoroughly grounded in Scripture. The goal of this course is to ground students in the method required to make them servants “rightly handling the word of truth.”

Registration fee is $275. Meals and overnight housing are available for an additional fee. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Register online.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and more than 300 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.