Old Testament

Alongside the study of Hebrew, enabling the student to read the Old Testament Scriptures for himself as originally delivered, students learn the principles of hermeneutics, exegesis, and textual criticism in order to acquire the ability to make sound judgments concerning the translation and interpretation of the Scriptures. Emphasis is placed on the the covenantal structure of the Scriptures and how that structure determines our interpretation of the Old Testament.

OT11 – Pentateuch (3 Credit Hours)

No Prerequisites
Lecturer: Dr L. Michael Morales (GPTS)
Description: An introduction and overview of the content of the first five books of the Old Testament (the Torah of the Hebrew Scriptures), with particular attention to the literary structure and theme of the Pentateuch as a whole, as well as of each book individually.

OT13 – Hebrew 1 (3 Credit Hours)

No Prerequisites
Lecturer: Dr Peter Naylor
Description: The first in an two-course cycle of inductive study of the basic grammar of biblical Hebrew. Emphasizes the acquisition of vocabulary and a facility in analysing forms as essential tools for reading Hebrew. Some translation of extended passages is included.

OT14 – Hebrew II (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: OT13
Lecturer: Dr. Peter Naylor
Description: The second in an two-course cycle of inductive study of the basic grammar of biblical Hebrew. Emphasizes the acquisition of vocabulary and a facility in analysing forms as essential tools for reading Hebrew. Some translation of extended passages is included.

OT16 – History & Poets (3)

No Prerequisites
Lecturer: Dr Peter Naylor
Description: An overview and study of those books of the Old Testament concerned with the history of the people of God from the conquest of the Land through the exile, and the inspired poetic texts associated with God’s people. This course will familiarize students with the content and argument of each of these books, as well as how their message culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ and the revelation of the New Testament.

OT21 – Hebrew Exegesis I (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: OT14
Lecturer: Dr Peter Naylor
Description: Students will read, analyse and exegete a selection of Old Testament texts. Exegetical discussion and assignments focus on the ultimate goal of preaching the text.

OT22 – Hebrew Exegesis II (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisites: AT20, OT21
Lecturer: Dr Peter Naylor
Description: Students will read, analyse and exegete a selection of Old Testament texts. Exegetical discussion and assignments focus on the ultimate goal of preaching the text.

OT24 – Prophets (3 Credit Hours)

No Prerequisites
Lecturer: Dr L. Michael Morales (GPTS)
Description: An introduction and overview of the content of the prophetic books of the Old Testament (the Latter Prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures), with particular attention to their literary structure and major themes.

OT32 – Old Testament Biblical Theology (2 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: OT22
Lecturer: Dr L. Michael Morales (GPTS)
Description: An examination of the historical progress of God’s revelation in the Old Testament in the context of the covenants of the Old Testament.

 

OT55 – Hebrew Reading I (1 Credit Hour)

Prerequisite: OT14
Lecturer: Dr Peter Naylor by arrangement
Description: A guided reading through Hebrew texts suited to the student’s acquisition of Biblical Hebrew. This course is offered to serve students who wish either to reinforce or build upon their regular-term language studies.

OT56 – Hebrew Reading II (1 Credit Hour)

Prerequisite: OT22
Lecturer: Dr Peter Naylor by arrangement
Description: A guided reading through Hebrew texts suited to the student’s acquisition of Biblical Hebrew. This course is offered to serve students who wish either to reinforce or build upon their regular-term language studies.

OT58 – Septuagint (2 Credit Hours)

Prerequisites: NT22, OT14
Lecturer: Dr Sidney Dyer (GPTS)
Description: An introduction to the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of the Septuagint. Special emphasis is upon the use of the Old Testament by the New Testament writers. Highly recommended for those pursuing ThM and ThD degrees.