To read the Prophetic corpus in the Old Testament, understanding the figure of each prophet within his/her context and within the context of the Prophetic literature, and his/her role in the history of the People of God. To perceive the ongoing relevance of the prophetic literature in Christian live today.
1. Prophetic Books: An introduction. The prophet in the Bible and in the ancient world. The prophets in the history of Israel. The canon of the prophetic books. The prophets and the New Testament. The literary genres. 2. Book of Isaiah. 3. Books of Jeremiah, Lamentations and Baruch. 4. Book of Ezekiel. 5. Book of Daniel. 6. Books of the Twelve Minor Prophets. 7. Readings from the Prophets’ Books. 8. Prophets in the New Testament. 9. Prophets today. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to read the Prophetic literature within its historical context and within the Church as the living Word of God, constantly relevant for Christian lives.
Chalmers, Aaron. 2015. Interpreting the Prophets: Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophets. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press. Bibliography: Blenkinsopp, Joseph. 1999. A History of Prophecy in Israel. Louisville: John Knox Press; Brueggemann, Walter. 2001. The Prophetic Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press; Heschel, Abraham. 1969. The Prophets. New York Harper & Row.