BIB3013 - Hebrew Prophets

Course Description

An exegetical study focusing on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the prophetic 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. Familiarity with the content (including outline, structure, and major themes) of the biblical books of the Hebrew prophets.
  2. Understanding of the messages and theology evident in the Hebrew Prophets.
  3. Recognition of the prophetic responses to historical events in Ancient Israel.
  4. Consideration of how certain themes in the Hebrew Prophets find fulfillment and application in the New Testament and the contemporary Church.

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.