John Singer Sargent, "Frieze of Prophets" (1890-1895), North Wall. Boston Public Library.
The Book of the Twelve
Learners explore the texts of the Minor Prophets (Hosea-Malachi). Attention is given to understanding the message of the prophets in its historical context as prelude for contemporary encouragement and cultural critique. Prerequisites: BIBL 2130 Exegetical Methods for English Bible and BIBL 2201 Orientation to the New Testament.
Bible Facts to Know (Mastery of this list of names, places, events, and dates is expected of all graduates of Johnson University. A portion of this list will be tested by BIBL 3205.)
Outline of Sessions
The following outline presents the general shape of the semester's study. Consult the schedule above (under "Key Documents") to align this shape with your classroom experience. While the outline below is fixed, the schedule may be adjusted as the semester unrolls.
Two links appear under each session. The first ("Preview") offers thumbnail sketches, goals, assignments and resources that correspond with classroom presentations. The second ("Worksheet") represents a page to be printed, completed, and brought to the classroom on the day it is due. Again, consult the schedule for due dates.
A. Introductory Matters: The Hebrew bible and the Prophetic Phenomenon
1. Introduction to the Course
2. The Hebrew Bible and the Prophetic Phenomenon
3. Prophetic Communication
4. Prophetic Themes and the Challenge of Interpretation (Part 1)
5. Prophetic Themes and the Challenge of Interpretation (Part 2)
Study Guide for Exam 1
B. the book of the Twelve and the Assyrian shadow
6. History, Prophecy, and the Assyrian Shadow
8. Amos (Part 1)
9. Amos (Part 2)
10. Hosea (Part 1)
11. Hosea (Part 2)
12. Micah (Part 1)
13. Micah (Part 2)
Study Guide for Exam 2
C. The book of the twelve and the Babylonian shadow
14. History, Prophecy, and the Babylonian Shadow
Study Guide for Exam 3
D. the book of the twelve and the Persian shadow
19. History, Prophecy, and the Persian Shadow
22. Zechariah (part 1)
23. Zechariah (part 2)