OT203 The Literary World of the Old Testament

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Join David W. Baker on a whirlwind tour, looking at the Old Testament from many different angles and at how it relates to ancient Near Eastern literature. From creation accounts and stories of destruction to Wisdom literature, discover different biblical literary genres that have parallels in ancient Near Eastern literature. Explore extrabiblical historical texts that mention key events and figures from the Old Testament. Understand how Israel fits into and is impacted by its ancient Near Eastern environment, but also how it is separate and unique, mainly on a theological level, but also by its distinct worldview.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

4m

Context of the Ancient near East

Peoples and Places in the Old Testament

Peoples and Places in the Old Testament

7m

Genesis and Ancient near East Parallels

Biblical Views of Creation

Biblical Views of Creation

6m

Ancient near East Parallels during Moses’ Leadership

Moses and the Legend of Sargon

Moses and the Legend of Sargon

5m

Reconstructing Ancient near East History

Ancient near East Temple History

Ancient near East Temple History

6m

Ancient near East Parallels during Israel’s Occupation, Monarchy, and Exile

The El-Amarna Letters

The El-Amarna Letters

5m

Prophecy and Ancient near East Parallels

Divine Communication in the Ancient near East

Divine Communication in the Ancient near East

4m

Hebrew Wisdom Literature and Ancient near East Parallels

Poetry and Songs in the Ancient near East

Poetry and Songs in the Ancient near East

5m

Conclusion

Course Summary

Course Summary

4m