BIB3023 - Poetic and Wisdom Literature
An exegetical study focusing on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the poetic and wisdom literature in the Old Testament. Prerequisites: Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Interpretation
The following are intended learning outcomes specific to this course:
- Know the content and themes of the Poetic & Wisdom books of the Old Testament.
- Recognize characteristics of Hebrew poetry.
- Appreciate the use of the Psalms in personal and corporate worship.
- Understand the historical, social, and literary contexts of the Poetic & Wisdom books of the Old Testament.
- Identify various forms (genres) and corresponding functions of biblical poetic material.
- Understand the purpose and function of wisdom literature in Ancient Israel.
- Know the theological messages reflected in the Poetic and Wisdom books of the Old Testament.
- Develop an introductory knowledge of the Wisdom books in the Apocrypha.
- Apply appropriate interpretations of passages from the Poetic & Wisdom books to Christian living.
The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:
- Ability to identify the literary structure, the theological concepts and main story line of the Old Testament (CN-1).
- Ability to describe the historical and cultural contexts of the major sections of the Old Testament (CN-2).
- Ability to exegete a passage of Scripture using contextual, literary, and theological analysis (CN-6).
Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Interpretation.