Old Testament Theology
A study of the theology of the Old Testament which integrates the contents and theological themes of the books that comprise the Old Testament, viewing them as Christian scripture and as the foundation for Christian theology and ministry. Attention will be given to questions of canon, authority, the relationship of the Old to the New Testament, the unity and diversity of the biblical canon and the use of the Old Testament in apologetics and Christian ministry.
- To have an introductory knowledge of the discipline of OT theology
- To be aware of the diversity within the OT but also the different ways of viewing the unity within this diversity
- To have a grasp of the structure of OT theology as it is revealed throughout redemptive history
- To have an appreciation to how the various biblical genres and books contribute to our understanding of God’s redemptive plan.
- To embrace the contemporary relevance of the whole Old Testament for the Church and society today
- To grow closer to God through study of the Old Testament
- To be able to trace out themes that run throughout the OT, (Creation, Temple, Covenant, Command, Holiness, Priest, Atonement, Worship, Grace, Idolatry, Kingdom, Exile, Messiah, The Day of the Lord, Justice, and The People of God
- To be able to articulate the implications of OT theology for a systematic theology and a Christian worldview.
- To complete an in-depth study on a biblical-theological theme