3 credit course
This course will approach the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch from the perspective of the ancient Hebrews. Students will learn to appreciate the imagery that the Hebrews used from creation and the material world to describe spiritual experience and supernatural realities. Specifically, students will gain understanding of two currents of thought that bring unity to the first five books of the Bible as well as the entire Bible. The first will be creation theology where the idea of sacred space is prominent with the imagery of creation as temple, and the second is that of covenant.
This course includes written lectures, audio lectures, and online discussions.