Old Testament (OT)

OT-201  Old Testament Survey  3 Credits  

Prerequisite to all upper division courses in Old Testament. An introductory study of the literature of the Old Testament, with a view toward appreciation of its content and historical development, with emphasis on theological themes such as creation, election, and redemption. (required for all Religion majors; meets Religion/Humanities requirement for other majors).

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

OT-201C  Old Testament Survey  3 Credits  

Prerequisite to all upper division courses in Old Testament. An introductory study of the literature of the Old Testament, with a view toward appreciation of its content and historical development, with emphasis on theological themes such as creation, election, and redemption.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

OT-291  Special Topic:  1 Credit  

Study of a special topic relating to the Old Testament. May be repeated for credit.

OT-292  Special Topic:  2 Credits  

Study of a special topic relating to the Old Testament. May be repeated for credit.

OT-293  Special Topic:  3 Credits  

Study of a special topic relating to the Old Testament. May be repeated for credit.

OT-306  Intermediate Hebrew I  3 Credits  

Review and consolidation of grammar and syntax. Extensive reading in the narrative portions of the Old Testament for style and vocabulary. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisite: OT-201C, BLAN-204, BLAN-205; or demonstrated proficiency

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-307  Intermediate Hebrew II  3 Credits  

Review and consolidation of grammar and syntax. Extensive reading in the narrative portions of the Old Testament for style and vocabulary. Offered alternate years.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

OT-310  Psalms  3 Credits  

A study of selected Psalms, especially noting the structure, language, meaning, authorship, and historic setting of each.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

OT-320  Poetic & Wisdom Literature  3 Credits  

A study of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament with attention to the characteristic features and forms of Hebrew poetry and the role of wisdom in Israel. This course may include any of the following books: Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-330  Isaiah 1-39  3 Credits  

Studies in the lives and literature of the Hebrew prophets. The following courses in the prophets will be scheduled: OT 330 Isaiah 1-39, OT 331 Isaiah 40-66, OT 332 Jeremiah, OT 333 Ezekiel, and OT 334 Minor Prophets.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-331  Isaiah 40-66  3 Credits  

Studies in the lives and literature of the Hebrew prophets. The following courses in the prophets will be scheduled: OT 330 Isaiah 1-39, OT 331 Isaiah 40-66, OT 332 Jeremiah, OT 333 Ezekiel, and OT 334 Minor Prophets.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-332  Jeremiah  3 Credits  

Studies in the lives and literature of the Hebrew prophets. The following courses in the prophets will be scheduled: OT 330 Isaiah 1-39, OT 331 Isaiah 40-66, OT 332 Jeremiah, OT 333 Ezekiel, and OT 334 Minor Prophets.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

OT-333  Prophetic Literature: Ezekiel  3 Credits  

Studies in the lives and literature of the Hebrew prophets. The following courses in the prophets will be scheduled: OT 330 Isaiah 1-39, OT 331 Isaiah 40-66, OT 332 Jeremiah, OT 333 Ezekiel, and OT 334 Minor Prophets.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

OT-334  Minor Prophets  3 Credits  

Studies in the lives and literature of the Hebrew prophets. The following courses in the prophets will be scheduled: OT 330 Isaiah 1-39, OT 331 Isaiah 40-66, OT 332 Jeremiah, OT 333 Ezekiel, and OT 334 Minor Prophets.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-341  Genesis  3 Credits  

An examination of the historical and legal formulations in Genesis through Deuteronomy in light of recent archaeological finds and critical research. The following courses will be included: OT 341 Genesis, OT 342 Exodus, OT 343 Leviticus, OT 344 Numbers, and OT 345 Deuteronomy.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

OT-342  Exodus  3 Credits  

An examination of the historical and legal formulations in Genesis through Deuteronomy in light of recent archaeological finds and critical research. The following courses will be included: OT 341 Genesis, OT 342 Exodus, OT 343 Leviticus, OT 344 Numbers, and OT 345 Deuteronomy.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-343  Leviticus  3 Credits  

An examination of the historical and legal formulations in Genesis through Deuteronomy in light of recent archaeological finds and critical research. The following courses will be included: OT 341 Genesis, OT 342 Exodus, OT 343 Leviticus, OT 344 Numbers, and OT 345 Deuteronomy.

OT-344  Numbers  3 Credits  

An examination of the historical and legal formulations in Genesis through Deuteronomy in light of recent archaeological finds and critical research. The following courses will be included: OT 341 Genesis, OT 342 Exodus, OT 343 Leviticus, OT 344 Numbers, and OT 345 Deuteronomy.

OT-345  Deuteronomy  3 Credits  

An examination of the historical and legal formulations in Genesis through Deuteronomy in light of recent archaeological finds and critical research. The following courses will be included: OT 341 Genesis, OT 342 Exodus, OT 343 Leviticus, OT 344 Numbers, and OT 345 Deuteronomy.

OT-406  Advanced Hebrew I  2 Credits  

Syntactical and exegetical analysis of selected portions from the Hebrew Old Testament. Offered on demand.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-407  Advanced Hebrew II  2 Credits  

Syntactical and exegetical analysis of selected portions from the Hebrew Old Testament. Offered on demand.

OT-425  Women in the Books of Samuel  3 Credits  

This course will examine the books of 1 and 2 Samuel with particular emphasis upon the female characters that occur within the narrative, and the concurrent development of David's character as made evident in the biblical text through his significant relationships with women. The course will provide significant opportunity for students to acquire and improve interpretive skills appropriate to the narrative form of biblical text. Special attention will be given to the important contributions of the David narrative to a theology of kingship and the ethics of power usage within community, major themes in the books of Samuel.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-430  Women in Early Israel  3 Credits  

This course will examine the role of women in early Israel and the theological significance of their inclusion in the biblical text. ÿA major portion of the course will be devoted to the study of selected female characters occurring in the books of Genesis through Judges. ÿThe course will provide significant opportunity for students to acquire and improve interpretive skills appropriate to the narrative form of biblical text. ÿAttention will also be given to relevant cultural realities of women in the ancient Near Eastern world.

Prerequisite: OT-201C

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

OT-470  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in Old Testament. May be repeated for credit.

OT-472  Selected Themes/OT Theology  3 Credits  

An exploration of the meaning of, and limits for, biblical theology, together with the works of certain prominent scholars in the area; and of selected motifs in the Old Testament. Core requirement for the religion major offered every fall.

Prerequisite: NT-101C, OT-201C; THEO-101C or THEO-103C

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

OT-480  Individual Studies:  1-3 Credits  

May be repeated for credit.

OT-490  Seminar:  3 Credits  

Mutual investigation of one topic in Old Testament of particular relevance to upper division religion majors. May be repeated for credit.