Old Testament: Our Jewish Roots: An Introduction to the Old Testament

Course Overview

If Jesus only had access to the Old Testament, should we not give it the importance that he gave it? Are stories about Adam and Eve relevant in today’s world? Is the God of the Old Testament different than the God of the New Testament? We will learn about the Old Testament through reading the writings that the peoples of the Old Testament left as their heritage. We will also study the material culture of these people that archaeologists have been able to unearth. We will do this in a manner consistent with various documents on the study of Sacred Scripture that the Roman Catholic Church has issued in the last century. Students will be challenged to recognize the different types of literature present in the OT: wisdom, prophetic, historical and apocalyptic.


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