RTS OT 704 - Syllabus (8 pages)

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Reformed Theological Seminary
Course:
Ot 704 - Seeing the Psalms
Seeing the Psalms Documents

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David M Howard Jr Bethel Seminary St Paul Minnesota Telephone 651 638 6197 E mail dhoward bethel edu Web site www bethel edu dhoward Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando January 14 18 2008 THE PSALMS Reformed Seminary Orlando 2OT704 01 Course Description This course covers the major types of psalms the use to which they have been put throughout history and legitimate ways of reading and interpreting them today Consideration is also given to the contexts of the psalms their ancient Near Eastern context their context in Israelite history their theological context within the Biblical canon and their literary context within the Book of Psalms Selected topics arising from the psalms are also covered Course Goals Upon successful completion of this course students will have demonstrated a proper grasp of 1 2 3 4 The overall message of the Book of Psalms The major critical and theological issues associated with the Book of Psalms Proper ways of interpreting and using the Psalms in the present day Good research exegetical and reading skills In addition the course seeks to stimulate in students a new appreciation for the messages of this book and to hear God s word for today speaking through it Required Textbooks 1 The Bible NASB ESV RSV NRSV NIV NJPSV NLT HCSB are recommended English versions Use of the Hebrew Bible is encouraged though not required 2 Derek Kidner Psalms 1 72 73 150 Tyndale OT Commentaries Downers Grove InterVarsity 1973 1975 ISBN 978 0 8778 4264 4 and 978 0 87784265 1 paper Howard The Psalms RTS January 2007 3 Mark D Futato Interpreting the Psalms An Exegetical Handbook Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis Grand Rapids Kregel 2007 ISBN 978 0 82542765 7 paper 4 David Firth and Philip S Johnston eds Interpreting the Psalms Issues and Approaches Downers Grove InterVarsity 2005 ISBN 978 0 8308 2833 3 paper Course Requirements 1 Reading Class Preparation and Discussion 40 points A Book of Psalms 12 pts You will read the Book of Psalms through twice in its



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