Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
THEO 682 Old Testament Scriptures 3 sem. hrs.
This course explores the literature and theology of the Old Testament: the Pentateuch, the Histories, the Poetical/Wisdom books, and the Prophets, including the Deutero-canonical literature unique to the Catholic Bible. Students will read the Old Testament in the context of the historiographic, cultural and intellectual traditions of ancient Near Eastern civilization with special attention to how the biblical authors creatively appropriated and transformed those traditions. Students will also analyze canon formation as a hermeneutical process expressing the covenantal community’s ongoing dialogue with God and history. Students will integrate their insights with Catholic biblical hermeneutics and the Church’s dogmatic constitution on divine revelation.
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