Contrary to a widespread misunderstanding, the primary concern of biblical prophets is not to predict the future. Rather, they are called to deliver a warning message to their contemporaries, which they were given by divine inspiration or vision. The prophets uncover the failures of the people and their upper class and threaten judgment and terrible retribution for them.
But in the midst of their announcements of judgment the prophets also announce future salvation. God does not intend to abandon his people. He promises, again and again, a new order, a new covenant (Jeremiah 31), and even a new king from the house of David, who will provide for peace and the people’s renewed turning to God (e.g. Isaiah 11). According to the size of the books, we distinguish the great prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel from the twelve little prophets. The course is intended to give an introduction to this fundamental collection of texts within the Holy Scriptures.
|DUE DATES READING ASSIGNMENTS||READING: DEC. 15th 2020|
FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
|DURATION||8 SESSION OF 5 HOURS + READING AND RESEARCH|
|COURSE NO./MODUL||BBS4D4103 / EXEGESIS|
|COURSE SCRIPT||JOCHEN BUCHTER PHD.|
|EXAM /ASSIGNMENT||FINAL PAPER 9-12 PAGES|
|CREDIT HOURS/LEVEL||4 /BACHELOR|
Professor Vik Fomenko is a speaker and minister known for his bold and uncompromising approach to God’s Word. As a lover of the Word and the presence of God his messages position believers to walk in their full identity in Christ and know God more intimately. He and his wife Anastasia have been married for over 11 years and have been in ministry since 2008. Vik’s passion is developing followers of Christ to be awakened, equipped, and activated to transform the world. His heart to strengthen believers and local churches all over the world.