MPP1601 - Pentateuch
An exegetical study focusing on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the first five books in the Old Testament. Prerequisites: Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Interpretation.
The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:
- Familiarity with the content of the first five books of the Old Testament.
- Comprehension of methodologies and major interpretations commonly applied to the study of the Pentateuch.
- Understanding of the message(s) of the books of the Pentateuch in relation to their historical setting.
- Consideration of the contemporary significance for the Church, of the communication of God's word as found in the Pentateuch.
The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved 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.