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MINOR PROPHETS

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an overview & analysis of the Old Testament Books of the Minor Prophets, highlighting the historical & cultural background, argument, theology, & practical implications. Particular attention will be given to how the message of these books applies to our own lives and world today.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Articulate the broad outlines of the content of the Minor Prophets and understand how they relate to the biblical story.
2. Become conversant with the ways in which the Minor Prophets communicate persuasively.
This will involve investigating the rhetorical and literary shape of the Minor Prophets.
3. Place the individual books of the Minor Prophets within their historical, cultural and social contexts.
4. Become conversant with continuing challenges in the history of interpretation.
5. Discern how the Minor Prophets reveal God’s intentions for humanity and continues to speak as Christian scripture today.

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Course Content

ASSIGNMENT
Assignment submission is a must and carries 30% weightage of your course.

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FINAL EXAMINATION
Final examination carries 60% weightage of your course.

CLASS PARTICIPATION
Class participation carries a 10% weightage of your course.

SYLLABUS- COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to the Minor Prophets 1. Prophecy in ancient Israel: Language, context and setting 2. The Minor Prophets and the Book of the Twelve 3. Introduction to the structure and message of Hosea The Day of the Lord Approaches (Joel, Amos) 1. Joel’s location in the Minor Prophets 2. Introduction to the structure and message of Joel 3. Introduction to the structure and message of Amos God and Israel (Obadiah, Jonah, Micah) 1. Introduction to the structure and message of Obadiah 2. Introduction to the structure and message of Jonah 3. Introduction to the structure and message of Micah Covenant Mechanics (Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah) 1. Introduction to the structure and message of Nahum 2. Introduction to the structure and message of Habakkuk 3. Introduction to the structure and message of Zephaniah Post-Exilic Prophecy (Haggai-Zechariah-Malachi) 1. Introduction to the structure and message of Haggai 2. Introduction to the structure and message of Zechariah 3. Introduction to the structure and message of Malachi

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