The University of St. Thomas

Hist Lit of Old Testament
Title:Hist Lit of Old Testament
Course Number:350
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Wilson, Kelly M
Time:1525 - 1700
Location:Murray-Herrick Campus Center St Paul
Room:MHC 210
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 -  T  -   R  - 20 0 20
Course Description:
Many books of the Old Testament, such as Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings, contain ancient Israel's own understanding of its history. This course examines books such as these in order to examine their historical content, and to develop an appreciation for the way history was told in the ancient world. Students will learn to apply certain methods of biblical study to the texts. In addition, several major themes in the biblical histories will be explored, such as prophecy, monarchy and developments in Israelite worship. One aim of the course is to examine the relationship between the memorable story telling in these texts and the theological message for both the ancient and modern audience. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)