P.O. Box 321
British Columbia, V0R 1L0
Communicating the Old Anew
The fourth module of the study explores the challenges of trying to grasp biblical ideas in the vast and varied landscape of Old Testament biblical genres. We recognize that the Bible as the word of God comes to us in a myriad of literary forms which frame its content in unique ways. Faithful communication of God’s word requires an understanding of the essential distinctions through which God chose to communicate his truth to His people.
This seminar will provide the participant with the opportunity to study the preparation and delivery of biblical messages derived from texts of the Old Testament. The study will focus on establishing the points of continuity and discontinuity between the old and new covenants. The course will also explore the distinctive nature of the dominant Hebrew literary genres with an emphasis on how form and content shape how we craft the biblical message. The session will also grapple with the Old Testament texts in relation to the revelation of Jesus Christ.