BIBL 351
Biblical Literature and Interpretation

This course will be an in-depth study of the first book of the Torah. The central theological themes of creation, God, humanity, the fall, redemption, judgment, covenant, and royal line will be investigated in detail. The patriarchal narratives will be examined with an eye towards understanding the historical context, investigating what those narratives are about, and discovering what these particular texts of Scripture are saying to us today. Some of the basic critical issues in the study of the text will also be introduced.