DEPARTMENT OF OLD TESTAMENT

 

All courses relating specifically to an understanding of the Old Testamentare included here. Book studies marked "Exegesis" presuppose that thestudent has taken LA 621 and 622.

 

OT301 Old Testament Survey  (2)

Students in the B.Th. program are required to take this class, whichincludes an introduction to the entire Old Testament. Literary structure,  historical background, and parallel passages are utilized to discover theunique and priceless treasures of each book. The course may not betaken for graduate credit.

 

OT302Introduction to the Old Testament (2)

The date, purpose, intended readers, authenticity, and structure of eachbook of the Old Testament is scrutinized in this study. Careful attention is focused on providing an answer to critics of the authenticity and inspirationof the Old Testament books.

                                                                                                                                                                                

OT303 Survey of the Pentateuch (2)

Controversial passages, themes, and the general teachings of the first fivebooks of the Bible are analyzed in this course.

 

OT304 Survey of the Historical Books (2)

A survey of Israel's history from the conquest to the exile. Historicalaccuracy of the narrative as well as theological lessons contained withinthose narratives will be emphasized.

 

OT305 Survey of the Wisdom Literature (2)

A study of the five books of poetry with special attention to the nature ofHebrew poetry, the literary structure and its importance for theology andChristian living today.

 

OT306 Survey of the Hebrew Prophets (2)

The former and latter Prophets are discussed with careful attention givento the basic message of the prophet, and the historical accuracy of thatmessage in Hebrew history. Consideration will be given to the lastseventeen books of the Old Testament.

                                                                               

OT307 Minor Prophets (2)

A book by detailed survey of the outlines, themes, historicalreferences, and predictions found in the twelve Minor Prophets.

 

OT 308 Survey of Genesis (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Genesis.

 

OT 309 Survey of Exodus (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Exodus.

 

OT 310 Survey of Leviticus (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Leviticus.

 

OT 311 Survey of Numbers (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Numbers.

 

OT 312 Survey of Deuteronomy (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Deuteronomy.

 

OT 313 Survey of Joshua (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Joshua.

 

OT 314 Survey of Judges and Ruth (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Judges and Ruth.

 

OT 315 Survey of I and II Samuel (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of I and II Samuel.

 

OT 316 Survey of I and II Kings (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of I and II Kings.

 

OT 317 Survey of I and II Chronicles (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of I and II Chronicles.

 

OT 318 Survey of  Ezra (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of

Ezra.

 

OT 319 Survey of  Nehemiah (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Nehemiah.

 

OT 320 Survey of  Esther (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Esther.

 

OT 321 Survey of  Job (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Job.

 

OT 322 Survey of  Psalms (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Psalms.

 

OT 323 Survey of  Proverbs (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Proverbs.

 

OT 324 Survey  of  Ecclesiastes  and Song of Solomon(2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.

 

OT 325 Survey of  Isaiah (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Isaiah.

 

OT 326 Survey of  Jeremiah(2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Jeremiah.

 

OT 327 Survey of  Lamentations (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Lamentations.

 

OT 328 Survey of  Ezekiel (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Ezekiel.

 

OT 329 Survey of  Daniel (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Daniel.

 

OT 3330 Survey of  Hosea  (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Hosea.

 

OT 331 Survey of  Joel and Amos  (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Joel and Amos.

 

OT 332 Survey of  Obadiah and Jonah (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Obadiah and Jonah.

 

OT 333 Survey of  Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk.

 

OT 334 Survey of  Zephaniah and Haggai (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of Zephaniah and Haggai.

 

OT 335 Survey of  Zechariah (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Zechariah.

 

OT 336 Survey of  Malachi (2)

A Survey on the general understanding and historical background through the search of  Malachi.

 

OT401 Genesis (3)

A biblical defense of the historical accuracy of Genesis 1-11 ishighlighted. The lives of the patriarchs are reviewed against their culturaland historical backgrounds.

 

OT402  Exodus  (3)

The call and career of Moses, the deliverance at the sea, and thecovenant at Sinai are viewed in relation to their theological significance.

 

OT403Leviticus (3)

Athorough understanding of the law and its Christological implications arealso to be found in this course

 

OT404Numbers(3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT405Deuteronomy(3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT406Joshua (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT407Judges and Ruth(3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT408 I Samuel and II Samuel (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights

 

OT409 I Kings and II Kings (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights

 

OT410 I Chronicles and II Chronicles (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT411 Old Testament History (3)

While attention is given to the historical books of the Old Testament, thiscourse focuses on the history of the Ancient Near East. The student willgain a broad perspective of the life and times of the Egyptians, Hittites,Philistines, Israelites, Syrians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, andGreeks.

 

OT412 Ezra and Nehemiah (3)

The themes, theology, and history of Israel after the exile arediscussed in this course.

 

OT413Exegesis in Hebrew: Job (3)

Literary structure, themes, historical difficulties, Messianic passages, andthe basic outline of the book highlight this practical course.

 

OT414 Proverbs and Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights this analysisof one of the most controversial books of the Old Testament.

                                                                                                                                                  

OT415 Isaiah (3)

The doctrine of God, the concept of the remnant, Christological andeschatological passages, and the historical accuracy and unity of the book of Isaiah are analyzed in this course.

 

OT416 Jeremiah (3)

A study of the historical context and the theological issues of the book,with opportunity for careful study of selected passages.

 

OT417 Lamentations and Ezekiel (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT418 Daniel  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT419 Hosea, Joel, and Amos  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT420 Obadiah and Jonah  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT421 Micah  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT422 Nahum and Habakkuk  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT423 Zephaniah (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT424 Haggai  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT425 Zechariah  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT426 Malachi  (3)

Date and authorship, purpose of this book, apocalyptic character of thebook, as well as an exegesis of selected passages highlights.

 

OT501 Historical Geography (3)

A study of the historical and physical geography of Palestine as anecessary background to Old Testament interpretation. Slides and videos ofIsrael will be shown, and actual map-making skills will be practiced.

                                                                           

OT502 Old Testament Exegesis (3)

A study of the techniques of exegesis are applied to a specific book ofthe Old Testament.                                                                                                          

                                                                         

OT503 Exegesis of Genesis (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Genesis. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Genesis and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT504 Exegesis of Exodus (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Exodus. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Exodus and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT505 Exegesis of Leviticus (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Leviticus. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Leviticus and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT506 Exegesis of Numbers (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Numbers. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Numbers and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT507 Exegesis of Deuteronomy (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Deuteronomy. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Deuteronomy and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT508 Exegesis of Joshua (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Joshua. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Joshua and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT509 Exegesis of Ezra (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Ezra. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Ezra and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT510 Exegesis of Job (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Job. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Job and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT511 Exegesis of the Psalms (3)

An exegetical and kerygmatic study of some of the Psalms. Hebrewparallelism, authorship issues, and the various types of Psalms will bedelineated.

 

OT512 Exegesis of Proverbs (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of . Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Proverbs and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT513 Exegesis of Isaiah (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Isaiah. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Isaiah and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT514 Exegesis of Jeremiah (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Jeremiah. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Jeremiah and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT515 Exegesis of Ezekiel (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Ezekiel. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Ezekiel and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT516 Exegesis of Daniel (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Daniel. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Daniel and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT517 Exegesis of Hosea, Joel and Amos (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of three of the Minor Prophets. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Hosea, Joel and Amos and the transfer that can bemade to prophetic preaching today.

 

OT518 Obadiah, Jonah and Micah  (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Obadiah, Jonah and Micah. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Obadiah, Jonah and Micah and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT519 Nahum, Habakkuk and Zepheniah (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zepheniah. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zepheniah and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT520 Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (3)

Lexical, syntactical and synthesis elements of exegesis are stressed inthis detailed analysis of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Emphasis is also madeon the practical teaching ministry of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi and the transfer that can bemade to living preaching today.

 

OT 521 Hebrew Exegesis: Prophets (3)

Application of exegetical methods to the study of selected doctrinal and practical passages in the Hebrew text of the prophets with emphasis on translation, identification of grammatical forms, analysis of syntactical constructions, and preparation of the passage for preaching and teaching.

 

OT 522 Current Studies in Old Testament (3)

Topics selected which deal with significant issues to Old Testament studies. Recent titles include: public Reading of Scripture; Revival in the Bible; Missions in the Old Testament; Kingship in 1-2 Samuel.

 

OT 523 Old Testament Criticism and Theology (3)

An introduction to the critical issues of Old Testament formation and to the theological teaching of the Old Testament. Designed solely for students in the MA and MCE programs.

                                                                          

OT 524 Hebrew Exegesis: Prophets (3)

Reading of Prophets Texts and application of exegetical methods to the study of selected doctrinal and practical passages in the Hebrew text of the prophets with emphasis on translation, identification of grammatical forms, analysis of syntactical constructions, and preparation of the passage for preaching and teaching.

 

OT 525 Current Studies in Old Testament (3)

Topics selected which deal with significant issues related to Old Testament studies. Recent titles include: Public Reading of Scripture; Revival in the Bible; Missions in the Old Testament; Kingship in 1-2 Samuel.

 

OT 526 Messianic Prophecy (3)

Application of exegetical method to the Servant Songs, the more significant Messianic passages of Isaiah, and the other texts.

 

OT 527 Old Testament Theology (3)

The historical origins and developments of the cardinal religious ideas of the Old Testament and the interrelationships of Mosaism, Prophetism, and Wisdom are analyzed with emphasis on the value and meaning of the basic teaching of the Old Testament for an understanding of the New Testament and the Christian message for our own day.

 

OT 528 Old Testament Textual Criticism (3)

Introduction to the methodology of lower criticism and comparison of the Massoretic Text pf problem passages with the Septuagint and other ancient versions.

                                                                           

OT 529 Biblical Aramaic (3)

Reading of the Aramaic portions of Daniel 2-7 and Ezra 4-7 and comparison of Aramaic phonology, morphology and syntax with Hebrew.

 

OT601 Biblical Archaeology (3)

The history of biblical Archaeology, the illumination of the accuracy of theBible, and the increased knowledge of ancient customs and practices arehighlights in this survey course.

 

OT602 History and Geography of Israel (3)

A study tour of Israel with professors of Cohen seminary will enable thestudent to see firsthand the Holy Land. Written information about each siteto be visited will be presented in advance, and the student will keep a logof his trip, and present a paper after the tour is completed.

 

OT 603 Old Testament Theological Systems (3)

Analysis and critique of the goals of various Old Testament theological systems and their methodologies. Special emphasis on the role of the exegetical method in the formation of Old Testament theological concepts.

                                                                          

OT 604 Exegesis of Genesis 1-11 (3) A graduate seminar on Genesis 1-11. The course will focus on the five primary features of biblical exegesis: textual criticism, grammar and syntax, semantics, literary analysis, and biblical theology.

 

OT 605 Theology and Hermeneutics of the Old Testament Prophets (3)

An investigation of the integrating theological theme, and the hermeneutical and ethical issues raised by the sixteen prophetic books of the Old Testament. Special attention is given to the topics of: the kingdom of God, messianism, the call for repentance, social responsibilities, personal holiness, the law of God, faith and history, the nations and Israel, missions and renewal, and inaugurated eschatology of the prophets.

 

OT 606 Old Testament Interpretations (3)

A study of the inter-biblical exegesis and interpretation of the Old Testament. The course will attempt to discover and describe the principles of interpretation of Scripture found in the writings of the Old Testament.

 

OT 607 Exegesis of Kingship in the Psalms (3)

This course looks at the nature and workings of Hebrew poetry  in general, as a foundation for considering the royal psalms in particular, and discussion of the theologies of human and divine kingship in the Psalms and elsewhere.

 

OT 608 Contemporary Old Testament Theologies (3)

A study of the Old Testament theologies of Walther Eichrodt and Gerhard von Rad within the context of classical and contemporary questions in methodology, issues, and themes.

                                                                          

OT 609 Issues in Old Testament Ethics (3)

A seminar that helps the student develop answers to the nature and task of Old Testament Ethics, its central organizing principle, an acquaintance with the major topics in an outline of Old Testament Ethics, an evangelical assessment and critique for various systems of Old Testament Ethics, and the development of an exegetical response to a collection of moral difficulties generally raised from the Old Testament text.

 

OT610 Directed Study in Old Testament (3)

The student may pursue in depth an area of interest in the field of OldTestament.

 

OT 611 Guided Research (3)

Selected topics usually extended from foundational studies in seminars or courses. May be repeated.

 

OT612 Thesis for Th.M. (4)

The student must meet specific deadlines in the preparation andcompletion of the Master of Theology in Old Testament exegesis.

research and makes a genuine contribution to knowledge in the field of concentration. The students have to prepare and complete the Doctor of Theology in Old Testament exegesis.

 

OT  613  Thesis for Th.D. (4)

The student must meet specific deadlines in the preparation andcompletion of the Doctor of Theology in Old Testament exegesis.

research and makes a genuine contribution to knowledge in the field of concentration