By Jim West, ThD.
1. Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of Old Testament Theology, and to build a foundation for further study of Old Testament Theology
2. Course Requirements: The student will need to read the lectures included here as well as the assigned readings from the textbook. During the course of the study, the student will be required to submit assignments; and at the end of the course the student will have to submit an examination.
3. Course Outline:
a) The Theology of the Torah
b) The Theology of the Prophets
1- The Deuteronomist
2- Isaiah through Malachi
c) The Theology of the Writings
2- Wisdom Literature (Including Daniel and Esther)
3- The Chronicler
4- Ezra and Nehemiah
4. Textbooks: The student will need to read assigned passages from the Bible, as well as segments of the textbook, Old Testament Theology, vol. 1 and 2 by Gerhard von Rad.
This book may be purchased through The Campus Bookstore.
The course will consist of three parts, corresponding to the three parts of the Hebrew Bible: Torah, Prophets, Writings. Each section will follow the standard procedure. That is, the student will be required to study the lectures and read the assigned Biblical and non Biblical texts. At the end of each section there will be an exam which the student will be required to complete.
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