This course interprets the critical events, developing institutions, and traditions of Israel. Attention is given to the earliest Covenants, to the Exodus, to the rise of the monarchy, and to other events up to the eighth century prophets.

Students will be able to:

  1. Articulate a historical overview of the experience and faith of ancient Israel.

  2. Exegete selected passages that illustrate crucial turning points in the history of Israel.

  3. Apply exegesis to preaching, other pastoral responsibilities, and issues of the present day.