Category Archives: Old Testament Studies (OT)

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.

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.