Course Description

Bible Research is the second course in a three course series designed to help students develop the skills necessary to uncover biblical truths on their own. Adding to the material in the Intro to Bible Study course, this course is designed to further equip the student for more in-depth studies. It is an advanced course that focuses on the tools and methods for studying the Bible. It includes some of the basic principles of interpreting Scripture and is a prerequisite to the Hermeneutics course.


Lanny Hubbard, Professor of Theology

Lanny was born and raised in the Portland area. After three years serving in the armed forces, he attended PBC and completed his Bachelor degree. He has functioned on staff at the college since 1978 and has become a respected Teacher, Pastor and Elder at Mannahouse. In 2006, he graduated from Western Seminary with an MA in exegetical theology. He is known for having both wide and deep knowledge of the Bible and if anyone is considered an “expert” on the Bible, Lanny would fit the bill. He has worked with his wife Joanne in developing new courses for the online program. They have raised three children who are all graduates from PBC and are actively involved in ministry. Lanny Hubbard’s deep understanding of the scriptures will open your eyes to how the Bible is relevant today.

Course Requirement

Logos Bible Software

The principles pulled from the lectures in this course can apply to any pursuit to study the Bible. However, this bundle is developed with owners of Logos Bible Software in mind. Logos Bible Software puts a large electronic library of resources at the fingertips of the student in an incredibly searchable format. Specific tutorials are provided in this course to demonstrate how to use Logos software to study the Bible according to the topic of lectures.

Students may utilize other software or online tools to complete this course. However, we don't provide any instructions on how to navigate websites or software other than Logos.

If you would like to take advantage of Logos as your study tool, this course requires at least the Starter Library of Logos with some additional purchases:

- Dictionary of Biblical Languages: Hebrew
- Dictionary of Biblical Languages: Greek
- Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary
- Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (recommended)
- The New Bible Dictionary (recommended)

Links to purchase these additional resources are provided in the course.

Course Outline

This course includes Student Notes and 20 Lectures.

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction

    • Logos Bible Software

  • 2


    • Student Notes L01-09

    • L01 - Introduction

    • L02 - The Context Principle

    • L03 - The Context Principle

    • L04 - The Context Principle

    • Assignment - Context Workshop

    • Context Workshop Assignment Review

  • 3


    • L05 - Mounce

    • Tutorial - Mounce's Expository Dictionary

    • Assignment - Expository Dictionary Workshop

  • 4

    Word Study: Stage 1

    • L06 - Word Study Stage 1 Instruction

    • Assignment - "Anxiety" Word Study Stage 1

    • Word Study Stage 1 Assignment Review

  • 5

    Word Study: Stage 2-3

    • L07 - Word Study Stage 2-3 Instruction

    • Tutorial - Word Study

    • Assignment - Anxiety Word Study Stages 2-3

    • Word Study Stage 2-3 Assignment Review

    • L08 - Word Study Further Instruction

    • Assignment - Earnestness Word Study Assignment

  • 6

    Book Study

    • L09 - Book Study

    • Assignment - Book Study

    • Book Study Assignment Review

  • 7


    • Student Notes L10-20

    • L10 - Hermeneutics

    • L11 - Hermeneutics

    • L12 - Hermeneutics

  • 8

    Methods of Interpretation

    • L13 - Methods of Interpretation

  • 9

    First Mention Principle

    • L14 - First Mention Principle

  • 10

    Comparative Mention

    • L15 - Comparative Mention

    • Tutorial - Comparative Mention

    • Assignment - Comparative Mention

    • Comparative Mention Assignment Review

  • 11

    Christo-Centric Principle

    • L16 - Christo-Centric Principle

  • 12


    • L17 - Symbols

    • Assignment - Symbols

    • Symbols Assignment Review

  • 13

    Moral Principle

    • L18 - Moral Principle

  • 14


    • L19 - Application

    • L20 - Application

    • Assignment - Final Project

    • Final Project Review