Course Descriptions

ONLINE GEO 5/312 Geographical Contexts of the Prophets - Credit Hours: 3

Semester normally offered: Fall 2021 Online

Course Description

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.

Course Equivalencies

This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:

  • Geography

  • Bible

  • History

  • Culture

Course Objectives

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.

Field Study

*Note that field studies are not included for JUC Online courses.