BIB3123 - Old Testament Historical Books
An exegetical study focusing on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the historical books in the Old Testament. Prerequisites: Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Interpretation.
The following are intended learning outcomes specific to this course:
- Recognize the history of ancient Israel from the period of the Judges to the late postexilic period.
- Understand the theories regarding the emergence of the nation of Israel in biblical times.
- Distinguish the character and message of the Deuteronomic History from the Chronicler's History.
- Identify the major themes and content reflected in the Old Testament Historical Books.
- Explain the theological messages evident in the Old Testament Historical Books.
The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that the student will address by completing this course:
- Ability to identify the main characters of the Old Testament and their role in the story (CN-4).
- Ability to describe the historical context of the major sections of the Old Testament (CN-5).
- Ability to chronologically order the main events and persons of the Old Testament (CN-6).
- Ability to describe the major theological concepts of the Old Testament (CN-7).
Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Interpretation.