Old Testament Foundations II

OT102, 3 CREDITS [MCS & MDiv Core]

COURSE DETAILS

Fees:

S$450(Credit)
S$180 (Audit)



* Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount.

* Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on audit course(s).

Format:

Private Study

 

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The Lecturer & Tutor

Dr Philip Satterthwaite

has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge.His main research areas are:the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST.

About the Course

OT Foundations I and OT Foundations II together form an introduction to the Old Testament. These two courses aim: (i) to introduce the Old Testament books, and the historical and cultural contexts in which they originated; (ii) to help students reflect on how to apply the Old Testament in the modern world, and to their own lives. Throughout, the Old Testament is interpreted as part of Christian Scripture, and out of a conviction that Christians cannot afford to neglect this first and larger part of God’s Word. Though questions relating to history and the ancient Near Eastern context will not be ignored, the main emphasis is on the meaning, theology and application of the text. OT Foundations II covers the Prophets, the Psalms, and the Wisdom Literature. Please note that some of the smaller prophetic books are not covered in detail.

Academic Information

Course Texts:

  1. The third and fourth volumes in the series, Exploring the Old Testament (= EOT): EOT III, by E.C. Lucas, covers the Psalms and the Writings.
  2. EOT IV, by J.G. McConville, covers the Prophets, Daniel and Lamentations.

Assignments:

  1. Short answers [10%]
  2. Test [20%]
  3. 1,000-word Critique [20%]
  4. 500-word response [10%]
  5. 3,000-word Essay [40%]
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