This course will cover Genesis through Kings in the Hebrew arrangement, giving an intermediate-level survey. Key texts for theology and problematic texts will be highlighted.

A brief study of several Jewish apocalyptic works in order to establish the literary context for a more in depth study of the book of Daniel emphasizing its historical setting, analyzing its structure, and evaluating key critical, literary, historical, and theological issues.

Exegesis of selected Old Testament texts with the goal of increasing proficiency in biblical Hebrew vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and morphology.

This course examines the development of the role of worship in ancient Israel as revealed in the Israelite feasts and festivals. In addition, students will study the contribution that the Psalms made to Israelite worship.