Old Testament – GOT

GOT 513 – Hebrew Reading (2)

A study of the Hebrew Old Testament with special attention given to the reading and translation of prose texts. Prerequisite: GOT 511 and GOT 512 Hebrew Grammar or equivalent. (2 credit hours) Offered as needed.

GOT 514 – Biblicl Theology of Old Testament (3)

A study of the progressive development of special revelation in the Old Testament period with an emphasis on its contribution to the central message of the Bible, its main theological subthemes, and its major continuities and discontinuities with New Testament theology. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

GOT 521 – Old Testament Backgrounds (3)

A study of the history and literature of the time from Moses to Malachi, with an emphasis on the social and political influences which affected the Jewish and Mid-East worlds and on other background information necessary for a complete understanding of the Old Testament. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

GOT 525 – Holy Land Tour (2)

Maranatha sponsors a tour of the Holy Land to acquaint the student with the actual geography of Israel. Advanced reading and post-trip writing add to the onsite lectures and the experience of being in Israel. (2 credit hours)

GOT 528 – Exposition of Pentateuch (3)

A survey of the content of the Pentateuch with an emphasis on the historical/cultural setting and its interpretational problems. The course will also introduce the student to the narrative genre and its interpretive requirements. (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

GOT 532 – Exposition of Daniel (2)

A study of the book of Daniel with an emphasis on its interpretation as prophetic literature. (2 credit hours) Offered as needed.

GOT 534 – Exposition of the Major Prophets (3)

A study of the structure and content of the Major Prophets: of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, with special attention given to the Messianic and prophetic sections. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

GOT 535 – Exposition of the Minor Prophets (3)

A study of the structure and content of the Minor Prophets, with an emphasis on the prophetic themes of each book. The course will also introduce the student to the prophetic genre and its interpretive requirements. (3 credit hours) Offered as needed.

GOT 540 – Exposition of Job (3)

A study of the structure and contents of the book of Job with an emphasis on the issues of revelation and faith in the patriarchal period and the theological crisis caused by traumatic life events coupled with poor counsel. (3 hours credit) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

GOT 541 – Exposition of Psalms (3)

A study of the structure of the various types of Hebrew poetry, the contents of representative poetic sections of the Old Testament, and the impact of Hebrew poetry in the life of the believer today, with an emphasis on the book of Psalms. (3 credit hours) Offered as needed.

GOT 543 – Exposition of Proverbs (2)

A study of Old Testament wisdom literature with a focus on the book of Proverbs by studying the book’s cultural, historical, and literary settings, examining its structure and purpose, and relating its prominent theme of wisdom to the whole of life. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

GOT 615 – Hebrew Syntax (2)

A study of the syntactical features of the sentence in Biblical Hebrew. Special attention is given to the function of the Hebrew verb conjugations, the waw conjunction, subordinating particles, and block diagramming. Students will also do selected translations. Prerequisite: GOT 511 and GOT 512 Hebrew Grammar or equivalent (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

GOT 616 – Hebrew Exegesis (2)

Advanced exegesis of the Hebrew text with attention given to mastery of the syntax, vocabulary, interpretive problems, and practical and homiletical uses. Prerequisite: Hebrew Syntax (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

GOT 711 – Exegesis and Exposition of 1 and 2 Samuel (3)

An exegetical and biographical study of the books of Samuel, emphasizing the positive and the negative values of the characters involved. This course also includes instruction in the interpretation and preaching of Bible biography. Prerequisite: GOT 616 Hebrews Exegesis (3 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

GOT 712 – Exegesis and Exposition of Poetry (3)

A study of exegetical methods for Psalms giving special emphasis to poetic structure and content of the various types of Psalms, and their role in the life of the believer today. Prerequisite: GOT 616 Hebrew Exegesis (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

GOT 720 – Messianic Prophecy (3)

An examination of the Messianic prophecies in light of the chronology of God’s progressive revelation. This course includes the exegesis of key Old Testament passages and the examination of the New Testament fulfillment of these prophecies. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

GOT 780 – Old Testament Seminar (3)

Old Testament topics of practical and theological significance are examined and investigated. Students are encouraged to select topics of interest to them for inclusion in this course. (3 credit hours)

GOT 790 – Old Testament Introduction (3)

An examination of the history of Old Testament criticism with special attention given to authenticity and inerrancy of the Biblical texts, the methodological and factual errors in critical scholarship, and the interaction of evangelicalism with liberal scholarship. This course is designed for the student planning to pursue doctoral education. Prerequisite

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