ONLINE GEO 5/312 Geographical Contexts of the Prophets - Credit Hours: 3
Semester normally offered: Fall 2021 Online
A study of how geography and socio-political contexts influenced the messages of the Hebrew prophets from Elijah to Malachi. This course explores the international and local geo-political contexts of the prophets to elucidate the theological messages they relayed to the Judeans and Israelites during the Iron II period.
This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
define prophecy and the purposes for the prophetic voice;
articulate the local and international socio-economic context within which each prophet spoke/wrote;
identify the geographical setting for each prophet and how the setting influences the prophet’s message;
be attentive to the use of land imagery in the writings of the prophets;
conscientiously apply biblical texts in preaching and ministry.
*Note that field studies are not included for JUC Online courses.