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Online Course: Phrasing—Tracing the Arguments of Scripture

April 19th – June 7th

Students will learn all of the facets of phrasing and draw theological insights from Titus. Phrasing is an excellent tool for determining a biblical author’s main points and how he supports them. The course is designed for everyone from pastors to interested lay-people.


Basic enrollment  $59 ($49 with early enrollment)
Discussion enrollment  $99 ($89 with early enrollment)  recommended
One-on-one enrollment  $149 ($139 with early enrollment)

Enrollees to this course will receive 2 free months of The Biblearc Subscription.

Interactive lectures This course includes seven interactive, one-hour lectures, in addition to an introductory lecture the first week. One-on-one and Discussion enrollment students will be invited to participate in the lectures via online video chat. Live lecture recording times will be scheduled in coordination with these students the first week of the course. Others may watch these lectures at their convenience after they are recorded.

Length This is a 8-week course.

Prerequisites None.

Discussion enrollment In addition to lectures and feedback, discussion enrollment gives you a one-hour group discussion time each week with an instructor of the course. Groups are made up of 5-9 students. Discussion groups will also be invited to participate in the lectures (see above).

Group time options Mon @ 6pm | Thurs @ 7am | Wed @ 8pm
All times are in CDT. Click to view them in your local time. If you have an entire group and want to request a different discussion time for you group, let us know.

One-on-one enrollment One-on-one enrollment allows you to benefit from a half hour of one-on-one time with an instructor each week, in addition to the standard provisions of the course.

Assignments This course includes seven extensive, biblically-rooted assignments which will be promptly corrected by an instructor and returned each week. The course assignments will cover the entire book of Titus.

PinedaAndy HubertInstructors Andy Hubert is the creator of Biblearc and has served as an instructor of Bible study methods and biblical languages. Andy holds a Masters of Pastoral and Biblical Studies from Bethlehem College and Seminary. Assisting will be Josué Pineda, who has worked as a pastor and church planter in Honduras, was the Director for Honduras of Precept International Ministries, and has spearheaded Biblearc’s Arcing courses in Spanish.

Work load Between the lectures (1 hr/wk) and assignments (~4 hrs/wk), participants should expect to spend approximately 5 hours per week on this course.

Grading This course uses a 100 point grading system for all assignments. Students who complete this course with a display of proficiency will receive an indication of this on their Biblearc account. This will allow people searching shared work the ability to find the projects of those users who have had training from (still in development)

From former students

“This course has allowed me to see the flow of Scripture like I never have before.”

“The Phrasing class is phenomenal!! Laying out the author’s main arguments and then tracing the subordinating thoughts that follow is absolutely invaluable for proper exegesis. I highly recommend Phrasing as a first step for those interested in deeper Bible study. I can’t stress enough the importance of being able to visually see how the text is all flowing together. 5 stars and two thumbs up, easily.

100% of former students surveyed recommend this course to others!

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25 comments for “Online Course: Phrasing—Tracing the Arguments of Scripture

  1. Naomi
    March 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    I am interested in this course.

    • March 24, 2016 at 2:47 AM

      Great. Hope to see you there. Let us know if you have questions.

  2. Anna Chubb
    March 28, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    I am interested in doing this course but am trying to decide if the discussion enrollment or basic enrollment is right for me, since I work in Togo and am on a different time zone with spotty internet. With the basic enrollment do assignments still get graded? Is there a deduction of the grade if one doesn’t participate in the discussion on any given week? Is the major difference between the two just the discussion group?

    • April 1, 2016 at 3:37 PM

      Yes, the difference between the two is simply the discussion group. Assignments still receive feedback (and a grade) with Basic enrollment. Missing a discussion group does not reduce one’s grade.

  3. March 29, 2016 at 2:23 AM

    Hi, may I know how phrasing may give a different viewpoint on a passage from one that is gained from doing arcing? Thanks.

    • April 1, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      Whereas Arcing focuses on the logical flow between verbal propositions, Phrasing (as taught in this course) focuses on the subordination and logical connections between “phrases” – which are smaller units that include prepositional phrases, genitive phrases and the like. Also, Arcing starts from grammar but demands a significant degree of logical consideration to determine what is the flow. Phrasing leaves the emphasis on what the grammar presents to us and helps us make sure we are seeing things rightly.

      • April 8, 2017 at 7:25 PM

        Thanks for the clarification. When will the path course for phrasing become available?

        • April 9, 2017 at 5:45 AM

          Probably in late 2017.

          • April 9, 2017 at 6:02 AM

            Thanks :) Looking forward to taking the course when it becomes available.

  4. Carol foster
    March 29, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Will this course be offered in the summer or fall?

    • April 1, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      Sorry, we do not yet have a precise schedule for courses for the summer and fall.

  5. Jonathan Roberts
    March 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Does this course require any specific programs to be able to do it? Like do I need Accordance, or Biblearc software to be able to participate?

    • April 1, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Absolutely not. We will utilize Biblearc’s toolbox as we study Titus together.

  6. David Wilson
    March 30, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Is knowledge do Greek essential?

    • April 1, 2016 at 3:45 PM

      Not at all. Students that know Greek can certainly utilize it in their study, but the course itself does not address the Greek text.

  7. Trevor Lightbody
    April 1, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Do you need to know Greek for this course, as I saw it getting used in the promotional video?

    • April 1, 2016 at 3:46 PM

      Not at all. Students that know Greek can certainly utilize it in their study, but the course itself does not address the Greek text.

  8. Noor Basha Shaik
    April 16, 2016 at 5:11 AM


    Can I enroll for basic course and go through the lectures during my own free time?

    as I work, I might not be able to spend dedicated 2 weeks for the course.

    Please reply to me on my email id.


    • April 22, 2016 at 8:36 AM

      Yes this is fine to take our courses in this fashion.

  9. Joshua Klingbeil
    April 18, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Website shows all spots are full. Is there room for one more?

  10. Jessica
    April 18, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Is it too late to register for this course?

  11. Matt Olmstead
    April 19, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Where’s the introductory lecture located?

    • April 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM

      All things related to your course can be found by logging in and clicking the menu button on the top-right > Courses > [course name].

  12. Joshua Klingbeil
    April 24, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    If I turned in the wrong project for this week, can I still turn in the proper project?

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