COS 411 - Hebrew Bible II: Prophets and Wisdom Literature

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Siliveinusi M. Tiueti, Ph.D

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Course Description

This course continues to examine the Word of God as it was expressed through some of Israel’s prophets, selected psalms, and passages from the book of Job.

Course Objectives

  1. A focus on the biblical message as a whole by integrating this year’s study with previous study of the Bible
  2. Greater familiarity with a number of the great passages in the designated books
  3. Continuation of exegetical practice
  4. Exploration of the assigned passages as relevant for preaching, mission, and ministry by today’s pastor and congregation

Required Textbooks

NRSV Study Bible, either Harper Collins Study Bible, or New Oxford Annotated Bible.

John J. Collins, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

Gustavo Gutiérrez, On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1987.

Suggested Textbooks

Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim and David Petersen, A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999.

This class requires homework to be turned in before the class starts:
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