Old Testament

Old Testament


   Full-time Faculty     About the Old Testament Department     Courses Offered

Full-time Faculty

Dr. Iain Duguid

Iain Duguid

Douglas Green

Douglas J. Green

Elizabeth Groves

Elizabeth Groves

Michael Kelly

Michael B. Kelly

About the Old Testament Department

Nothing is more foundational to Christian ministry than a full-orbed knowledge and embrace of the gospel. The Old Testament department is committed to teaching the first thirty-nine books of the Bible, with all the aspects entailed, as the anticipation of the glorious climactic fulfillment of redemption in Jesus Christ.

To this end, the Old Testament curriculum enables students:

  • To acquire a reading knowledge of biblical Hebrew
  • To acquire a knowledge of the content of the Old Testament
  • To grapple with the challenges of biblical interpretation
  • To evaluate the ways in which the Old Testament has been interpreted in the past
  • To perceive the unity of the Old and New Testaments and the hermeneutical significance of their unity
  • To understand and value the historical context in which God gave his redemptive revelation - how it began in the Old Testament period and then culminated in the glorious and extraordinary climax to that history in Christ and his work in Christ as interpreted in the New Testament
  • To identify the major biblical-theological themes of the Old Testament and to recognize their importance for understanding the gospel 
  • To develop skill in understanding and applying each of the books of the Old Testament
  • To learn to communicate the gospel through the Old Testament
  • To be encouraged to embrace the gospel in continuing and vital ways through the glory of God’s self-disclosure and to fear the Lord and love him with the whole heart

Courses Offered*:

Master's Level Courses PhD/ThM Level Courses
  • Biblical Hebrew 1, 2, and 3
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Biblical Theology I
  • Old Testament for MInistry
  • Old Testament History and Theology I
  • Old Testament History and Theology II
  • Prophetical Books
  • Poetry and Wisdom
  • The Book of Psalms
  • Biblical and Inscriptional Aramaic
  • Explorations in Biblical Hebrew Poetry
  • Bible Translation
  • The Book of Proverbs
  • Metaphor in Scripture
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes
  • The Minor Prophets
  • The Book of Psalms
  • Hebrew Text-Linguistic Seminar
  • Ugaritic I
  • Ugaritic II
  • Biblical and Inscriptional Aramaic
  • Explorations in Biblical Hebrew Poetry
  • Bible Translation
  • Genesis 1-3
  • Critical Methodologies
  • The Book of Proverbs
  • Metaphor in Scripture
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Readings in Old Testament
    Introduction and Theology

*Not all courses are available each year. Click here for course descriptions and click here for semester course schedules to see what is currently offered.