OT2-Introduction to the Old Testament
OT 2 – INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT: LATTER PROPHETS, WRITINGS, AND THE DEUTEROCANONICAL/APOCRYPHAL BOOKS
This is the second of a two-semester sequence that introduces the literature of the entire Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. The prophetic books, Psalms, wisdom and poetical writings, and Daniel are studied, along with selected Deuterocanonical/Apocryphal writings. The course approaches the books from three perspectives: historical, literary, and theological. Each writing is explored on the basis of what current historical-critical scholarship believes to be its cultural and historical setting. Literary considerations include the process of authorship or compilation, audience, genres, etc. Much attention is also given to the major themes, religious beliefs, and theological intentions of individual O.T. books and the larger complexes, with some notice of their history of interpretation within Judaism and Christianity.
Prof. Owens. 3 credits.
Easter 2012. Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30-2:50pm.
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