[AB46]  Exegesis O.T.: Profetic Books, Psalms, Wisdom Books

Semester I
thursday 14:30 - 16:15
Semester II
tuesday 14:30 - 18:15

Course Information

Professor: SCHEMBRI, Justin
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

ECTS: 6
Schedule:
Semester I
thursday 14:30 - 16:15
Semester II
tuesday 14:30 - 18:15

Content

The aim of this course is to become acquainted with the Poetical Books of the OT: The Prophets, The Psalms, and Wisdom books. The bent of this course is theological; it is hoped that the student can appreciate what these books have to tell us about God and His relationship with humanity. The first semester will deal with the prophets, where we will first emphasize the prophet as the “conscience of Israel” and explain the prophetic corpus. This will lead us into a study of each of the prophetic books within their historical context. In the second semester, we will exam the Psalms and Wisdom books. Here we will introduce the concept of “wisdom” and discuss its main dilemma. This will lead into an examination into the Psalms, focusing on the “wisdom psalms”, and then, each Wisdom book.

Bibliography

M. L. BARRÉ (ed.), Wisdom, You are My Sister. Studies in Honor of Roland E. Murphy, O.Carm., on the occasion of his eightieth birthday (CBQMS 29; Washington, DC 1997). C. G. BARTHOLOMEW – R. P. O’DOWD, Old Testament Wisdom Literature. A Theological Introduction (Downers Grove, IL 2011). T. L. LECLERC, Introduction to the Prophets. Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls (Mahwah, NJ 2007). J. C. MCCANN, Jr., A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms. The Psalms as Torah (Nashville, TE 1993). B. VAWTER, The Conscience of Israel. Pre-exilic prophets and prophecy (London 1961) 1-58, 278-295.