Associate Degree – Old Testament Survey

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Course Title: Exploring the Old Testament: Unveiling Divine Narratives

Course Description:
Embark on a captivating journey through the ancient texts of the Old Testament in this thought-provoking college course. “Exploring the Old Testament: Unveiling Divine Narratives” invites students to delve into the sacred scriptures, unraveling the profound layers of God’s redemptive work in the world. As a cornerstone of theological studies, this course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Old Testament, fostering a deeper connection to the roots of Judeo-Christian traditions.

The Old Testament serves as a timeless reservoir of divine wisdom, ethical teachings, and narratives that have shaped the beliefs and practices of countless generations. However, the inherent challenge lies in navigating the linguistic and cultural nuances of an ancient era vastly different from our own. This course aims to bridge that gap, equipping students with the tools necessary to decipher and interpret the Old Testament with accuracy and insight.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore the historical context, literary forms, and cultural intricacies embedded in the Old Testament scriptures. Engaging discussions and critical analyses will be central to the course, encouraging students to grapple with complex theological concepts and ethical dilemmas presented in these ancient texts. Participants will gain proficiency in recognizing the underlying themes, theological motifs, and the evolving covenantal relationship between God and humanity.

Whether you are pursuing a degree in theology, philosophy, or simply seeking a profound understanding of your faith, this course offers a unique opportunity to unravel the mysteries of the Old Testament. By the end of the semester, students will emerge with a richer comprehension of the divine narratives and a heightened ability to navigate the complexities of interpreting the Word of God from a distant linguistic and cultural vantage point. Join us on this enlightening exploration, where the ancient becomes relevant, and the sacred narratives of the Old Testament come to life in a contemporary context.

What Will You Learn?

  • In the "Old Testament Survey" course, participants will embark on a comprehensive journey to enhance their understanding and application of the Bible. The course covers essential principles and techniques for meaningful personal Bible study, including methods for interpretation, historical and cultural context, and the development of a deeper spiritual connection. Participants will explore various study tools, such as concordances, commentaries, and language resources, to aid in extracting insights from the scriptures. Emphasis is placed on fostering a disciplined and reflective approach to studying the Bible, empowering individuals to apply its teachings to their daily lives. The course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to engage with the Bible on a personal level, fostering spiritual growth and a richer appreciation for the sacred text.

Course Content

Old Testament Survey | Radically Biblical, Apostolic Christianity

  • Introduction
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Final Course Essay

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