Associate Degree – The Major Prophets

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Course Title: The Major Prophets: Unveiling the Divine Messages and Lives of Prophetic Figures

Course Description:
Embark on a profound exploration of the prophetic voices that echo through the pages of the Old Testament with “The Major Prophets.” This course is meticulously designed to provide an extensive overview of the writings of major prophets while delving into the diverse scope of their prophecies. As we journey through the lives of these visionary figures, we will engage in thoughtful discussions on interpreting their words within historical contexts, with a particular emphasis on the orthodox Protestant approach to scripture.

Our exploration will begin with an in-depth study of the major prophets—Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Each prophet, possessing a distinctive voice and unique perspective, contributed to the unfolding narrative of God’s divine plan. We will analyze the literary style, historical contexts, and theological themes present in their writings, unraveling the depth and significance of their prophecies.

Delving into the lives of these prophetic figures, we will seek to understand the challenges they faced, the cultural landscapes in which they operated, and the enduring relevance of their messages for contemporary believers. Through critical discussions, textual analyses, and interpretive exercises, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the major prophets and the diverse ways their words have been interpreted throughout history.

With a special emphasis on the orthodox Protestant approach to scripture, we will explore the principles and methodologies that underpin the interpretation of prophetic texts within this theological tradition. Engage in scholarly debates, collaborative reflections, and in-depth examinations that will equip you with the tools necessary to navigate the complexities of the Major Prophets’ writings.

Whether you are a theology student, a passionate reader of scripture, or someone seeking to deepen your understanding of the Old Testament, “The Major Prophets” offers a rich and immersive exploration into the divine messages and lives of these influential figures. Join us as we uncover the prophetic tapestry woven into the fabric of sacred scripture.

What Will You Learn?

  • In the "The Major Prophets" 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

The Major Prophets | Radically Biblical, Apostolic Christianity

  • Introduction
  • The Major Prophets
  • Final Course Essay

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