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BIB3123 - Old Testament Historical Books

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

The following are intended learning outcomes specific to this course:

  1. Recognize the history of ancient Israel from the period of the Judges to the late postexilic period.
  2. Understand the theories regarding the emergence of the nation of Israel in biblical times.
  3. Distinguish the character and message of the Deuteronomic History from the Chronicler's History.
  4. Identify the major themes and content reflected in the Old Testament Historical Books.
  5. 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 will be addressed in this course:

  1. Ability to identify the literary structure, the theological concepts and main story line of the Old Testament (CN-1).
  2. Ability to describe the historical and cultural contexts of the major sections of the Old Testament (CN-2).
  3. Ability to exegete a passage of Scripture using contextual, literary, and theological analysis (CN-6).

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to the Old Testament and Biblical Interpretation.

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