Old Testament

Old Testament

Curriculum Roadmap

A study of Old Testament Hebrew, including orthography, grammar, syntax and vocabulary, including selected readings from the Old Testament. (4 hours).

A continuation of OT101. (4 hours. Prerequisite: OT101).

Study of the basic principles of exegesis through the translation of selected Old Testament passages. (2 hours. Prerequisite: OT102).

A study of the Old Testament books (Genesis through the Song of Solomon), considering authorship, date, occasion, theme, purpose and outline. (elective; 2 hours*).

A study of the Old Testament books (Isaiah through Malachi), considering authorship, date, occasion, theme, purpose and outline. (elective; 2 hours*).

Investigates the evidence bearing on the authenticity and trustworthiness of the Old Testament, including the establishment of the canon, history and versions of the text and methods of interpretation. Emphasis will be given to the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch and the negative effects of the Graf-Wellhausen theory. (2 hours. Prerequisite: OT102).

Examines the nature and formation of Old Testament theology, with special attention given to the outworking of salvation within the context of the divine covenants. (2 hours.* Prerequisite: OT102).

A study of the unique contributions of the Hebrew language to an understanding of the narrative and law of the Old Testament, especially the writings of Moses. Selected passages of the Old Testament will be read and studied. Attention will be given to the narrative structure of the creation account of Genesis 1 and 2. (2 hours.* Prerequisite: OT131).

A consideration of the unique style and contribution of Hebrew to the poetry and prophetic literature of the Old Testament. Selected passages will be studied in detail. Attention will be given to the method of interpreting and applying the text. (2 hours.* Prerequisite: OT131).

An exegesis of the Psalms, focusing on their historical and theological setting. Selected Psalms will be assigned. Attention will be given to the method of interpreting and applying the text. (elective; 2 hour.* Prerequisite: OT131).

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