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Old Testament Interpretation Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

SOT 616: Exposition of the Old Testament Wisdom Books

3 credits

An expositional study of Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Difficult interpretive passages from each of these books and discussed. Preparation of expository sermon outlines from selected passages required.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs vol. 14, NAC – 2003 Edition
Garrett, Duane

The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, & Ecclesiastes – 1985 Edition
Kidner, Derek

Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of – 2007 Edition
Talbert, Layton
BJ Press

SOT 681: Old Testament Introduction

3 credits

Canon and text of the Old Testament; composition, authorship, date and content of each book. Emphasis on refutation of critical views.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament – 2011 Edition
Eugene H. Merrill, Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti
B & H Publsihing Group
ISBN: 9780805440317

SOT 620: Survey of the Old Testament

2 credits

Orientation of the student to the content and theological message of each book of the Old Testament. The focus is on the macroscopic perspective and the relevance of the Old Testament to the present. Includes discussion of key issues in scholarly debate and liberal-critical attacks. Emphasizes personal Bible study methods. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Old Testament Today – 2nd ed. Edition
John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill
Grand Rapids
ISBN: 9780310498209