Old Testament

OT 113 Old Testament Survey (Every Semester)
This course is a general survey of the entire Old Testament, including history, geography, and literature. The origin and growth of the Hebrew nation are emphasized.

OT 421 Old Testament Interpretation (Spring 2015; Summer 2016)
This is a historical and interpretative study of a book (or group of related books). Literary structure (outline), suggested purpose of the book (or books), and the historical context are emphasized as means to interpret individual passages. Note: The course may be repeated when different books are studied. Prerequisite: OT 113 or 511 or 512, depending upon the book(s) studied.

OT 511 Old Testament Introduction and Survey I (Every Fall)
This course consists of an examination of Old Testament introductory problems (including canonicity, textual criticism and higher criticism) and a historical and interpretative survey of the Pentateuch and other historical books. The structure and purpose of these books are emphasized.

OT 512 Old Testament Introduction and Survey II (Every Spring)
This is a historical and interpretative survey of the poetic and prophetic writings of the Old Testament. Special emphasis is given to the historical background, structure and purpose of these books.

OT 621 Old Testament Exposition (Spring 2015; Summer 2016)
This course is a guided exposition of a book (or group of books) with emphasis on the historical/cultural and literary contexts. The literary structure and possible purpose statement will be explored as a part of the process of interpreting and communicating the message of specific passages. Note: The course may be repeated when different books are studied. Prerequisite: OT 511 or 512, depending upon the book(s) studied.

OT 631 Old Testament Theology (Fall 2014)
Basic theological concepts in the Old Testament and various methods of approach to Old Testament Theology are explored. The question of the “center” or main thrust of the Old Testament and/or its relationship to the New Testament and New Testament Theology is also discussed. Prerequisite: OT 511 and 512 (or concurrent enrollment in the latter). Note: Students may receive credit for this course in the theological-historical field (see TH 621).

OT 632 Special Studies in Old Testament (As needed)
Specialized studies in various facets of the Old Testament are made. These may include Old Testament introductory problems such as biblical archaeology or the use of the Old Testament in the New. They may consist of advanced studies or seminars in other areas such as the study of a book or a group of books pertaining to the Old Testament. Prerequisite: OT 511 and 512 (or concurrent enrollment in the latter).