Category Archives: Old Testament Studies (OT)

OT 602 Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis 3 credits

This course builds on the student’s knowledge of Biblical Hebrew to aid the student to engage in a thorough, analytical study of a biblical text. The aim is to develop a method of exegesis which will assist in the preparation of a soundly biblical and practical sermon or teaching presentation. Emphasis in this course will be given to working with middle-level Hebrew grammar and syntax based on a grammatical-historical method and applying fundamental skills in Hebrew to basic interpretation of biblical texts.

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.