An introductory study of the canonicity, form, historical reliability, and the Law-Gospel theology of the books of the Torah and Covenant History. A three-fold emphasis will be evident in this course.
- How the deuteronomic theology of the Torah is imprinted on the historical books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.
- A study of each individual book in light of its historical origin and background with an emphasis upon how its message contributes to the Messianic hope of humanity fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
- The Old Testament’s origin of Christ’s Great Commission to reach the world with the Gospel will be explored.