About the “Missing the Mark”: Sin in Biblical Theology course
This online course will explore the complexity of the Bible’s understanding of the human condition, especially as revealed in comparison to the semantics of the English word “sin” and how it has been used in religious language over the centuries in the church and in theological circles.
The course will focus on the wide range of key terms in the Bible’s vocabulary for “sin” that reveal an understanding far richer than the Church’s conventional notions.
About the tutor
Mark Biddle is a Hebrew Bible scholar, teacher, and Baptist preacher. He is Academic Dean at Sophia Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (US) and has served in active pastoral ministry for many years and published widely. He is Managing Editor of the Review & Expositor, the General Editor of the Reading the Old Testament commentary series (Smyth & Helwys), and Area Editor of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary.
He completed his ThM at Rueschlikon Baptist Theological Seminary (Zurich, Switzerland), DrTheol at the University of Zurich, and post-doctoral work at Yale University.