This class will use the history of the formation and progression of Israel as its primary source of information. The story of the Old Testament is the story of Israel – their quest for a promised land, then their loss of that land. This course will cover each time period and the books that were authored during that time period. We’ll look at each of the prophetic books and put it in the context of its original audience. By the end of the course, the student will have memorized the books of our Old Testament, be able to draw a chart of Israel’s history as told in the Old Testament, and know where each of the prophetic books fall in the history. They will have a wonderful framework for understanding the Old Testament as a history, instead of as a group of random incidents.
Class meets for 9 consecutive Thursday nights from 6:30pm until 7:50pm beginning March 26th at Janine Bear's home in Champlin (click for map).
Instructor: Janine Bear