Old Testament Theology: The Latter Prophets
The overall objective of this course is to lay the foundation for a lifetime of work in the Latter Prophets, introducing the student to all of the essential processes and resources necessary to frame in a biblical theology of the Latter Prophets and to a process of moving from biblical theology to theology in culture. Specifically, this means that each person studying the course will:
Develop an overall understanding of the Latter Prophets—including the development of a canonical intent statement that integrates the overall intention and literary design for the Latter Prophets as a canonical section and the role that the Latter Prophets play in relation to the other sections of the Old Testament canon.
Develop skill in handling the special literature of the Latter Prophets—majoring on both prophetic literature and the prophetic speech form that the prophets used to legally indict Israel.
Develop an author’s intention statement for each book—that pays careful attention to the literary design; develop a theology of each book—that develops the author’s emphasis of crafting his theological ideas.
Develop a theology of the Latter Prophets as a whole—that again, respects the literary design of the Latter Prophets as a section of the Old Testament canon and identifies the careful crafting of the author’s theological ideas, identifying both themes and rhemes.
- Develop a framework for beginning to use the Latter Prophets in both life and ministry—including framing in a couple of ideas for preaching from the Latter Prophets in future series.