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EB 659 Job and a Biblical View of Suffering 2 credits

Starting with the text of Job appropriate Biblical passages will be examined that deal with the Christians response to suffering. The Theology of the Cross will be contrasted with the Theology of Glory, and justification will be studied as solely the work of God. The goal of this course is to give the student a thoroughly Biblical view of suffering that will enable one to work through the difficult questions brought on by hardship.

EB 660 Psalms 2 credits

A study of the Psalter in which a select number of the various literary types of Psalms are examined in the light of their historical context and Christological application. Each student is expected to read the entire book of Psalms during the semester. This course is designed to deepen the student’s devotional use of the Psalms and enable him to preach, teach, and lead worship from the Psalter.

EB 664 Isaiah 2 credits

A study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and theology of the eight-century prophet Isaiah. This course is designed to provide the student with the historical background to Isaiah’s oracles, followed by an analysis of the structure, theology, and Messianic predictions found in this book. The goal of the course is to better understand Isaiah’s unified theological message and come to an awareness of how this message participates in the Christocentric focus of the Scriptures.

EB 665 Jeremiah 2 credits

A study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and theology of Jeremiah. This book will be studied in light of its historical origin and background with special emphasis upon how its message contributes to the Messianic hope of humanity fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

EB 667 Ezekiel 2 credits

A study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and theology of Ezekiel. Attention will be given to the nature of apocalyptic literature and how Ezekiel fits into various eschatological views. This book will be studied in light of its historical origin and background with special emphasis upon how its message contributes to the Messianic hope of humanity fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

 

EB 668 Daniel 2 credits

A study of the canonicity, content, form, historical reliability, and theology of Daniel. Attention will be given to the nature of apocalyptic literature and how Daniel fits into various eschatological views. This book will be studied in light of its historical origin and background with special emphasis upon how its message contributes to the Messianic hope of humanity fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

 

EB 669 Hosea 2 credits

In no other prophet is the love of God more clearly demonstrated than in Hosea. The message of God’s great love for Israel and His desire for reciprocal love is what the prophet Hosea delivered on behalf of a heartbroken God to a loveless nation. In spite of his announcement of the coming judgment brought about by Israel’s habitual national unfaithfulness to God, Hosea was also called to speak of the Lord’s free and faithful love. Using the analogy of the prophet’s own marriage, God pictures for us in Hosea not only His unyielding righteousness but also His tender love for that which is utterly abhorrent and His willingness to pay the price that would restore people back to Him.

EB 670 Messianic Themes 2 credits

A research seminar designed to enable the student to study the relationship between Old Testament texts, persons, events, institutions, and their New Testament counterparts. The student will be allowed to pursue areas of personal interest under the supervision of the instructor. The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with the unity of the two Testaments as one body of Scripture.

PT 900 Introduction to Seminary Education. 1 credits

An overview of skills and aptitudes necessary for effectiveness in seminary. Topics to be covered include seminary program outcomes; managing time effectively; reading, researching and writing at a master’s level; and thinking critically and theologically.  The course will also be an orientation to the use of technology to enhance the learning process. This orientation will demonstrate how to access the administrative and educational support infrastructure at LBS. The course is offered in a two and a half day intensive format the week before the start of each semester.  Pre-course Readings will be assigned and other assignments will be completed during the subsequent semester.