Hebrew Poetry

Course number: BT302     Credit hours: 3 hrs

This course has two major components: First, a study of Hebrew poetry will give an overview of the genre, as well as the forms, messages, themes and original cultural settings of the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Secondly, three quarters of the course will focus on the book of Psalms. The place of the Psalms within God’s progressive revelation will be emphasized, and attention will be given to its place within the God’s continuing plan and how they may be applied to the on-going life of the Christian disciple and the corporate faith community today. The instructor will consider the various aspects of interpreting and expositing the books of Psalms. Some practical examples will be given as to how they may be used in contemporary preaching. Some themes of pertinent importance such as evil, pain, suffering, prayer, and worship will be discussed. Messianic, ecclesiological, and eschatological developments will also be explored.


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