Biblical Studies



"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you . . ." Jeremiah 1:5

Study the book of Jeremiah, who was one of the old testament's major prophets. How does this book relate to the church of today?  Jeremiah 2 is a captivating first level course being offered this Spring. View our Schedule of Classes to find additional classes.

Biblical Studies



"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you . . ." Jeremiah 1:5

Study the book of Jeremiah, who was one of the old testament's major prophets. How does this book relate to the church of today?  Jeremiah 1 is a captivating first level course being offered this fall. View our Schedule of Classes to find additional classes.

Biblical Studies At A Glance


This diploma is awarded to students who complete 30 credits/10 courses in the First Level Track. It is designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum in the different aspects of the Bible including the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels. Students of biblical studies will learn how to interpret the Bible within a historical context and look at the philosophical aspects of religion and practical aspects of ministry.

homeliticsStudents who enroll in the Biblical Studies track will learn to identify Biblical themes in each book of the Bible. They will be introduced to the primary characters, the author, the purpose, key events, historical contexts and more as they proceed through an overview of the 66 books of the Bible. Students will learn to identify in which division each book is located, and more.

We will teach students how to evangelize and disciple using time-proven methods. They will learn to apply these methods as they go about spreading the gospel; fulfilling the Great Commission.

lenox2The diploma in Biblical Studies may qualify graduates to become:

Youth Leaders
Christian Counselors
Worship Coordinators




Have you ever heard in the seven last words when Jesus said on the cross, Jesus says It is finished. I want to ask a question what is the it that Jesus is saying that is finished? What is finished? So when we study the methods of Bible study, we begin to take apart God's word. You will learn how to do a book survey, a word study, a graphical study, a topical study and a geographical study. A topical study is taking various different topics in the Bible, for example, the topic of love, the topoc about women being in ministry, we take a topic and we delve into what the words say. We will study the Bible characters. Jesus died on top of Mount Calvary. When we begin to study these geographical places you'll begin to see how it ties into the message that God has for us and his words are law. The psalmnist wrote, "Oh how I love your law, it is my meditation all the day. Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies for it is ever with me.



Jeremiah 2 is a continuation of Jeremiah 1 that we began in the Fall of 2022. During that semester we presented as well as discussed several familiar verses found in Jeremiah. We also began to explore Jeremiah’s call, his message, his ministry and his courage, as well as his faithfulness, his obedience and trust in God during his tribulation. We also discovered during our discussions that Jeremiah was not perfect, he experienced disappointments, he questioned God about many things; however, he was willing to realign hisself with God’s plan.

During the spring semester, we will continue to study, familiar versus such as, "For I know the plans I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11) "Call on me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:33)

We will continue to consider the prophet’s life in regards to his courage, his faithfulness, his trust in God, during tribulations. We will carefully look at the following: the fulfillment of God’s prophetic word spoken by his prophet reminding us that God is true to his word. God’s judgment of sin is balanced with His grace and His mercy and hope. That there is a blessing for obedience, that God is going to present His new covenant. And a reminder to us that God has supreme power and He has rule over the nations.

Finally we will discuss the importance of this book and the application to the 21st Century church, as well as to us individually.



This course will explore the 12 minor prophets. In the Bible we are very familiar with groups of 12. We have the 12 tribes of Israel, we have the 12 apostles; but many are not familiar with this group of 12 books that’s called the minor prophets. The minor prophets, even though they are small in size as far as chapters are concerned, are powerful in their impact and in their message; and so as we work though these 12 books, you will learn about each individual prophet, how they were unique. They were from different occupations and different backgrounds, which lets us know that God can use whomever is available to Him to bring forth His message.

We will also learn about the message that they gave to the people that they were ministering to, but also to us because their words still speak to us today. These books are often overlooked and neglected, but yet contain many deep biblical truths that speak to our lives today.

Each student as they leave the class should have a full working knowledge and understanding of the books of the minor prophets from the Old Testament, so we will study and read these books through and discuss them and we will learn what is the message that they have for us today.



The poetic books is mankind speaking to God, its mankind expressing the good and bad experiences they had.

The first book is the Book of Job and the book questions the reasons for suffering. We will talk about the mystery of suffering and the background of Job. We will study the Psalms. Psalms is man’s response to God’s revelation of Himself, and we worship Him. It’s a book of prayer and praise and the hymn book of the Old Testament. We will study them by category. We study Proverbs also the rules from heaven, Ecclesiastes — man’s search for life, and the Song of Solomon or Song of Songs which is about the love between a man and a women, according to evangelicals, between Christ and His bride and between Solomon and the Shunammite women. We will look at the different perspectives and discuss the different views.


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Raphael Newton
Raphael Newton
I grew up Catholic, worshipped idols, and practiced a mixture of what is in the Bible and the church's teachings. Bethel Bible Institute taught me to believe and practice only what is written in Scripture and study it systematically. The Word of God says, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."(2 Tim. 2:15 ). I now know that there is only one true and living God, and my Diploma in Bible Studies will enable me to win souls to Christ.
Beatrice Page
Beatrice Page
I have attended Bethel Bible Institute over a course of 10 years starting out taking one class at a time simply with the desire of a systematic study of the Bible as a new believer.  Since then I have progressed to obtaining my Bachelor's degree.  BBI has given me a solid foundation in my knowledge of the Word which has challenged me to grow, to study purposefully, and to share the Word with others.  Every course has been inspirational.  Each professor offers a wealth of Biblical knowledge and insight to instruct, edify and engage the students.
Will Johnson
Will Johnson
New Student since 2020

Romans 12.2 (KJV) states, in part, “…but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, …”. Once you delight in the Lord, he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4-ESV). I was seeking a way to study God's word…BBI. When the best bible school in town decided to use the ZOOM platform to spread GOD'S word…BBI. I desired to learn HIS word to be a better leader for the men’s ministry I am apart of…BBI.

It's never too late to go back to school. It has been 30+ years since I was in a classroom environment. In May 2023, I should be obtaining the Biblical Studies diploma. Just give GOD your YES and allow HIM to do the rest.

Andrea Barrett
Andrea Barrett
I have found BBI to be a source of blessing.  It has allowed me to grow in the Word of God on a deeper level.
The teachers are not spoon feeding you but they challenge you to think, to not take things at the surface level, but to research what you are being taught , but most importantly, what does the Word of God say about that particular topic.  I have learned not to be a careless listener, but BBI has also created in me an insatiable  hunger to know God more and His love for us.
Christine Graves
Christine Graves
Since BBI is now online, it enables me to learn wherever I am. Attending BBI has increased my knowledge of God's Word. I've learned how the Old and New Testaments are connected, and iearning how to search the scriptures has increased my understanding more than I can say.

The instructors help bring the Bible to life by encouraging meaningful discussions that encourage thoughtful responses to the subject matter.

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