MA in Pastoral Ministry

OTST 566 062 ( 1835) Readings in the Pentateuch











Professor: Paul Gregor
Date: March 19-23, 2017
Location: Southeastern California Conference Office, Riverside, California 

Course Description

Pentateuch: Interpretation of the Torah (Pentateuch) and exegetical study in selected portions of its books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, or Deuteronomy).

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO): Course Objectives

  1. To highlight the significance of the Torah in relationship to the rest of the Old Testament and grasp the Grand Metanarrative of Scripture.
  2. To survey and evaluate the history of Pentateuchal research, with special attention to questions of introduction (date, authorship, unity, integrity).
  3. To develop exegetical/interpretational skills and methodology that can be applied both to the Old Testament as well as the rest of Scripture.
  4. To engage in exegesis and theological research of selected portions of the Pentateuch. The knowledge of Biblical Hebrew so far acquired by the student will be incorporated into the lectures, with a view to showing the value and importance of Hebrew in the exegetical process.
  5. To develop a particular awareness of the literary artistry and structure of the Pentateuch, both on a microstructural and a macrostructural level.
  6. To make critical use of major commentaries on the Old Testament, developing a realization of their particular strengths/weaknesses and awareness of their theological/methodological orientations.
  7. To develop and synthesize a theology of the Old Testament, both synchronically (book-by-book) and diachronically (thematically).
  8. To integrate the message of the Old Testament into personal experience, examining the practical application of the class.

There is a late of $87 if registration is submitted after the deadline date and $35 for changing and/or dropping after the deadline date.

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