The Old Testament I
Understanding the history and theology of the Prophets of the Old Testament: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings and reflection on the Old Testament as an ancient document and interpretation of the goals and methods of ancient (Israelite) historiography.
It is to show that in carefully planning and preparing the salvation of the whole human race the God of infinite love by a special dispensation chose for himself a people to whom he would entrust his promises and into covenant with them. The principal purpose of Old Testament is the preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ the redeemer of all as he was prophesized.
The course aims to develop students knowledge and appreciation of the history and theology of the Prophets of the Old Testament: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings and to reflect on the Old Testament as an ancient document and also facilitate an interpretation of the goals and methods of ancient (Israelite) historiography.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
- To understand the plans of salvation and its relevance today.
- To understand the various sections of the Bible with their characteristics
- To understand God the inspirer and author of both testaments wisely arranged that the New Testament be hidden in the Old Testament and Old Testament be made manifested in the New
- To understand that Old Testament gives a treasurer of prayer, the wisdom of God and human life
- To understand God is just and merciful