Poetic Books- The book of Psalms




Course Description

This course is an analysis of the Psalter and wisdom books of the Old Testament. It includes a study of Hebrew poetry, along with a study of the purpose, message, and function of the Psalms and wisdom books. This course has a particular focus on various methods and approaches to these books.

Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic content, structure, and historical background of Psalms and wisdom books (Engagement and Motivation)
  2. Recognize and describe major features of Hebrew poetry and their significance for interpretation (Performance and Action)
  3.  Exegete a passage from Psalms or the Wisdom books by utilizing a variety of methods and by appropriately using digital resources (Performance and Action)
  4.  Engage in theological reflection from Psalms and/or the wisdom books (Reflection and Critique)
  5. Appropriate a passage from the Psalms or Wisdom books to a ministry context (Commitment and identity)


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