OT102Old Testament Foundations II
OT102 : Old Testament Foundations II (3 Credit)
Academic Year : 2022
About this 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 most of the Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea and Amos), the Psalms, and the Wisdom Literature.
OT 102 will be taught by blended learning, using a mixture of recorded lectures and live class sessions. It may be necessary to conduct all class sessions online.
Lecturer : Philip SatterthwaiteEMERITUS PRINCIPAL, LECTURER IN OLD TESTAMENT, BIBLICAL HEBREW & HERMENEUTICS. Philip has been our Lecturer since 1998. Prior to this, he was Research Fellow in Hebrew and Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are the Old Testament historical books and the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written in collaboration with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore and is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen.
Venue: Zoom Classroom , own study place