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BOT 605 - Hebrew Readings 3 Credits

The focus of this course is on the enhancement of skills in translation and parsing and on the development of proficiency in syntactical and discourse analysis through the reading of selected texts in the Hebrew Bible. Prerequisite: BOT 502

BOT 621 - Genesis 3 Credits

An overview of the first book of Bible and careful analysis of selected passages. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this book of beginnings is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BOT 622 - Exodus 3 Credits

An overview of the second book of the Bible and careful analysis of selected passages. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this covenantally and vocationally significant book is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BOT 650 - Book of Job 3 Credits

An overview of the book of Job and careful analysis of selected passages. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this prime example of speculative wisdom is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BOT 652 - Psalms 3 Credits

An overview of the Psalter and more detailed analysis of selected psalms. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this beloved anthology is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BOT 655 - Wisdom Literature 3 Credits

A survey of the Old Testament wisdom corpus and study of selected passages in greater detail. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of wisdom instruction is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BOT 670 - Isaiah 3 Credits

An overview of the book of Isaiah and careful analysis of selected passages. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this important prophetic book is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505

BOT 691 - Special Topic - Old Testament 3 Credits

Students are provided with the opportunity to do focused study in a specialized area of biblical studies. The purpose is to help students broaden and deepen their knowledge of the field, to challenge them to do critical research on current issues and concepts, and to facilitate their development of skills that are relevant to the discipline.

BOT 692 - OT Leadership and Spiritual Formation 3 Credits

The Old Testament themes of leadership and spiritual formation are expressed in and through the history, activities, beliefs and teachings of the first followers of God, from scattered individuals to a unified socio-political state. In terms of spiritual formation, this course explores the nature of personal “face to face” encounters/relationships with the divine. In terms of leadership, the life and leadership of various “unequaled” Old Testament leaders will be examined. Throughout the course, participants will explore specific theological and practical frameworks to evaluate their own spiritual health and ministry leadership. Cross-listed as CHM 692. Prerequisite: BIB 505

CAP 500 - Case for Christianity 3 Credits

In this course we will examine various apologetical methodologies, both historical and contemporary, and grapple with the various roles apologetics plays within Christianity, as well as within modern culture as a whole. We will also look at a number of current issues of great importance to modern apologists and seek to actively engage these issues.