Interpretation LIVE

Seeking a Biblical Hermeneutic

Books and courses on interpreting the Bible abound in our day. What makes this course unique?

Answer: Our instructor is the Scripture itself.

In this course, you will learn how to read the Bible as the Bible itself demands to be read. In other words, this course will teach you to derive your hermeneutic of the Bible from the Bible, discovering the interpretive principles that the Bible itself sets forth—all that we might know God’s glory in Christ more as we allow the Word of God to be both our teacher and our textbook.

Mar 26 - May 28 // Tues 2pm or 8pm ET (your choice)
(Self-enrollment disabled)
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My prayer is that God would use this course to bring more and more people into the sway of Scripture’s own way of reading Scripture.
Pastor John Piper

An online, interactive course

Our core courses, called “Path Courses,” are designed to lead you deeper in your study of Scripture through academic rigor and a heart of worship. We have laid out fifteen different courses along the entire spectrum of Bible study training so that there might be something for everyone—both new believers and veteran pastors, stay-at-home moms and missionaries. These courses are conveniently online and include personal coaching, feedback on assignments, big rewards, and more. All of this to help you persevere to the end and truly learn to study the scriptures in greater depth. Our classroom also covers the globe, giving you the opportunity to participate in a truly unique form of fellowship. Finally, path courses are built to equip you to use Biblearc’s extensive Bible study toolbox so you can go on to discover new biblical glories for yourself.



Meet the LIVE class instructor


Course format

Each week, students will read through one lesson with assignment elements to work on and meet together in a virtual classroom via Zoom. Students who enroll should expect to attend the class and complete each lesson on time.
During the live class time, a teacher will teach new content based on that week’s lesson, facilitate group discussions, and lead students through class projects that apply the skills and knowledge taught by the lesson. Students will also be able to sign up for one-on-one coaching times with their coach.
The course requires about three-four hours per week from students. This includes reading the lesson, completing the assignment, and participating in the live class time.

Course requirements

Weekly Requirements: The course requires students to complete three tasks each week:
  1. Read the lesson content (about 1.5 hours)
  2. Complete the assignments (about 1-1.5 hours)
  3. Participate in a live class (about 1 hour)
Assignments: Weekly assignment elements allow students to apply the principles they learn.
Assessment: During the final week of the course, students will prepare for the assessment. During the one-hour assessment, students will answer several short-answer and multiple-choice questions, and affirm their completion of their Biblical Hermeneutic Reference Page that will be built throughout the course.
Certificate: Students who successfully complete the course and pass the assessment will earn Biblearc’s Arcing Certificate (see sample).


This live class meets on Tuesdays from March 26 – May 28. You have two time options: 2-3 PM ET or 8-9 PM ET.
Mar 26
Lesson 1
Apr 2
Lesson 2
Apr 9
Lesson 3
Apr 16
Lesson 4
Apr 23
Lesson 5
Apr 30
Lesson 6
May 7
Lesson 7
May 14
Lesson 8
May 21
Lesson 9
May 28
Lesson 10


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It is no secret that I love BibleArc. Among the many reasons, one is the radical devotion to doing all things according to the Bible. That includes even doing biblical interpretation according to the Bible. That conviction is behind the course, Interpretation: Seeking a Biblical Hermeneutic. My prayer is that God would use this course to bring more and more people into the sway of Scripture’s own way of reading Scripture.
-Pastor John Piper
Biblearc is offering to help you look at the Book. Carefully interpreting the Bible is thrilling because it helps you know and worship God. And only God satisfies. You most glorify God when he most satisfies you. He’s better than sex and shopping and new iPhones and hot pizza and chocolate and money and power and anything else your heart may crave. God reigns, saves, and satisfies through covenant for his glory in Christ. That is what you get to see from so many angles when you look at the Book. And when you understand the Bible better, the praise gets richer.
Dr. Andy Naselli
Taking time to focus on the fundamentals of biblical interpretation is like taking time to sharpen your axe. A sharpened axe is much more effective at chopping wood. Sharpened biblical exegetes are more faithful and efficient in their understanding and teaching of Scripture. This new Biblearc course on biblical interpretation is a great way to sharpen your hermeneutical skill.
– Dr. Robert L. Plummer

A Note on Scripture Citations

When the course quotes from Scripture, it is quoting from the ESV unless otherwise noted. For more information on the ESV, visit