Old Testament Theology: The Former Prophets
The overall objective of this course is to lay the foundation for a lifetime of work in the Former Prophets, introducing the student to all of the essential processes and resources necessary to frame in a biblical theology of the Former 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 Former Prophets—including the development of a canonical intent statement that integrates the overall intention and literary design for the Former Prophets as a canonical section and the role the Former Prophets play in relation to the other sections of the Old Testament canon.
Develop skill in handling the special literature of the Former Prophets—majoring on the unique concept of theological history as well as dealing with chronological material.
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 Former Prophets as a whole—that again, respects the literary design of the Former 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 Former Prophets in both life and ministry—including framing in a couple of ideas for preaching from the Former Prophets in future series.