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EB 611 Torah and Covenant History 3 credits

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.

  1. How the deuteronomic theology of the Torah is imprinted on the historical books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.
  2. 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.
  3. The Old Testament’s origin of Christ’s Great Commission to reach the world with the Gospel will be explored.

EB 612 Old Testament Prophets 3 credits

An introductory study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and theology of the Major Prophets, Daniel, and the twelve Minor Prophets. Each book will be studied 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 relevancy of the prophetic message of Law-Gospel to contemporary preaching will be explored.

EB 613 Old Testament Poetry & Wisdom 3 credits

An introductory study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and Law-Gospel theology of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. Each book will be studied 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 use of each book in ministry will be explored.

 

EB 651 Genesis 2 credits

A study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and theology of the first book of Holy Scripture. This book will be studied in light of its Mosaic background with an emphasis upon its relevance for the original Hebrew audience and how its message contributes to the remainder of the Bible. Care will be taken to trace the origin and development of the Messianic hope of humanity evidenced in this book.

EB 655 Deuteronomy 2 credits

A study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and theology of the fifth book of Holy Scripture. This book will be studied in light of its Mosaic origin and historical background with an emphasis upon how “deuteronomic” theology contributes to the remainder of the Bible and the Messianic hope of humanity fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

EB 658 Exegesis of Old Testament Texts 2 credits

This course is a hands-on approach to developing Christ-centered sermons, Bible studies, and devotions from the Old Testament. In working with various Old Testament texts the student will learn to apply the hermeneutical relationships of Law-Gospel and Promise-Fulfillment which inseparably join the Old and New Testaments through their fulfillment in Jesus Christ. A practical use of the whole Bible by Christians will be emphasized.