OPEN SEP 02, 2019 – NOV 06, 2019 1,050 $
Prophetic Books
It is widely misunderstood that the Old Testament books of the biblical prophets have primarily to do with forecasting the future. It is far more accurate to say that the biblical prophets were called to share with their contemporaries messages of warning, which the prophets received by divine revelation, including visions.
DUE DATES READING ASSIGNMENTS READING: DEC. 15th 2020
FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
DURATION8 SESSION OF 5 HOURS + READING AND RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
COURSE NO./MODUL BBS4D4103 / EXEGESIS
COURSE SCRIPT JOCHEN BUCHTER PHD.
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTNO
EXAM /ASSIGNMENT FINAL PAPER 9-12 PAGES
CREDIT HOURS/LEVEL 4 /BACHELOR
PROFESSOR VIK FOMENKO
SYLLABUS VERSION
SCRIPT VERSION
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What you´ll learn

Church History I: Early Church through Pre-Reformation eras
It is widely misunderstood that the Old Testament books of the biblical prophets have primarily to do with forecasting the future. It is far more accurate to say that the biblical prophets were called to share with their contemporaries messages of warning, which the prophets received by divine revelation, including visions. The prophets uncover the failures of the people and their ruling classes and they threaten God’s judgment and horrific vengeance. But even in the midst of the prophetic announcements of judgment, one also hears from the prophets declarations of future salvation. God never intends to leave his people in their misery. Again and again, he promises a new order, a new covenant (Jeremiah 31), and even a new king from the house of David. This promised King will bring peace and a renewed turning of the people to God (for example, Isaiah 11). Based on the size of the prophetic books, the “major prophets,” Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, are distinguished from the 12 “minor prophets.”
This course provides an introduction to this foundational collection of texts within the holy Scripture.
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Course Goals

  • The student describes the significant subject matter of each Old Testament prophetic book.
  • The student articulates the importance of Old Testament prophecy for the Christian faith.
  • The student summarizes various exegetical traditions related to the Old Testament prophetic books.

Acquired Skills

  • Pursuing independent exegesis of the prophetic books.
  • Describing the sense and significance of prophecy is a form of divine revelation.
  • Reflecting and developing one’s own understanding of prophecy based on the Old Testament prophetic books.
OPEN SEP 02, 2019 – NOV 06, 2019
1,050 $

Contents of the course in detail

Church History I: Early Church through Pre-Reformation eras
  • Introductory questions.
  • Structure and content of the prophetic books.
  • Exegetical analysis of specific passages.
  • Reflection regarding the sense and significance of prophecy.

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Midterm essay exam (30%).
Exegetical paper (30%).
Final essay exam (40%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

Readings (20 hours)

Proof of achievement

Term paper (40 hours)

Required Reading

To be announced. A typical Bachelor-level course will require up to 600 pages of reading.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.