A survey of intertestamental history from 600 to 5 B.C. with special attention given to the literature of the period as a theological bridge between the Old and New Covenants. Areas of study include OT Apocrypha and selections from the OT Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the development of apocalyptic literature and rabbinic Judaism.
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The course surveys the main historical events and important literary achievements of Hellenistic Judaism from ca. 600 BC – 5 BC. The professor will emphasize important theological developments that contributed to the mindset of Judeans during this period.Also the course will survey the Apocrypha, Pseudipigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Tannaitic Rabbinic literature relevant to the period under investigation.
1. Enable students to broadly outline the flow of historical events in Judea during the Hellenistic period.
2. Expose students to the primary sources that record the events and theological developments of this period.
3. Enable students to define the themes and describe the basic content of the Apocrypha and other relevant literature of the period.
4. Enable students to relate the literature of this period to both the Old and New Testaments.
5. Enable students to trace the origins of the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Qumran community, Samaritans, zealots, tax-collectors and other groups that play a significant role in the New Testament.
Holy Bible with Apocrypha, online material, and handouts
1. Students are expected to complete the following in order to make a passing grade in the class.
2. Research paper
A research paper of 6 pages (12 point, type written, double spaced) will allow the student to investigate a particular issue of Judio/Christian practice addressed in the class material. Many examples of topics may be gleaned from the list of class topics. Please obtain in advance the instructor’s approval for the topic you propose to research. Include documentation and bibliography.
3. Theology paper
A theology paper of 8-10 pages (12 point, type written, double spaced). For this paper, a particular doctrinal theme may be traced throughout all or part of the class material; or a practical issue may be chosen and investigated regarding its associated theological implications.
Papers should not merely report the results of research, but should show that the student is evaluating and processing the material. Be sure that 1) research regarding social/historical background, 2) exegesis of relevant passages of the class material, Apocrypha, Pseudipigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Tannaitic Rabbinic literature. Work should be free of grammar and spelling mistakes
4. Complete all Reading Assignments
5. Pass all Tests and Quizzes
6. Make a timeline of the Intertestamental Period with all major events
COURSE EVALUATION AND GRADING SCALE
Category Percent of Final Grade
Required Reading 10%
Research Paper 15%
Theology Paper 20%
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Reading Assignments(Click on links to view)
Sketches of Jewish Social Life
Apocrypha the Bridge of the Testaments
The Wars Of The Jews
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Prophesies concerning the coming of the Messiah
Dead Sea Scrolls
Background of the Silent Years
Listen to Excerpt about the Essences
Images of Herods Dynasty
Ancient History Sourcebook of Rome
British Museum Virtual Tour of Cleopatra VII
Ancient Roman Images
Virtual Tour of Modern Rome
Listen to Holy Bible(Download Now)
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Trinity College of Biblical Studies Library
Trinity College of Biblical Studies Chapel
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Archaeological Field Trips
Footsteps of Paul