Old Testament (OT)
A study of general issues pertaining to the Old Testament and the Pentateuchal and Historical books. Matters such as authorship, date, historical background, and critical theories will be discussed for the biblical books Genesis through Esther and their contents will be surveyed. An understanding of the Old Testament Scriptures is vital for those involved in ministry.
A study of the Old Testament Poetical and Prophetic books, Job through Malachi. Includes a general introduction to Hebrew poetry and prophecy. Matters such as authorship, date, and historical background will be discussed for the biblical books, and their contents will be surveyed. Key theological themes of the prophets will be emphasized: holiness, salvation, Messiah, and eschatology.
Old Testament Intensives
OT 2200-2229 Studies in the Pentateuch
Studies to aid the student in confronting significant interpretive problems and in recognizing major theological themes. Individual books or significant doctrinal themes in the Pentateuch are studied. The selection of individual books varies from year to year.
OT 2230-2269 Studies in the Historical Books
Studies designed to promote a thorough grasp of individual books or selected historical periods. An introduction to the important literature in this field is presented. Intensive study of the biblical text is reinforced with expository lectures by the professor. The selection of individual books varies from year to year.
OT 2270-2299 Studies in Poetic Literature
Studies that consist of individual selections from the Psalms or Old Testament wisdom literature. Introductory material pertinent to this genre of literary expression, various literary forms used, and representative psalmic material are presented. Emphasis is given to major theological themes. The selection of individual books varies from year to year.
OT 2300-2399 Studies in Prophetic Literature
Studies which feature individual books from the major and minor prophets or outstanding prophetic themes. The student is introduced to the literature of the book studied, and special attention is given to major theological matters. Expository lectures accompany each lesson. The selection of individual books varies from year to year.
Graduate level Course Descriptions