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Old Testament Prophets and Writings (OT302i/OT502i)

2017 September Intensive Unit

‘‘Get Wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ (Pr 4:7). Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Old Testament’s wisdom and prophecy books? Could you benefit from getting a better grasp of the Israelite history such books originally addressed?

This foundational survey unit will explore the Old Testament prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the Twelve) and wisdom books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job), in addition to 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Daniel. Particular attention will be given to discerning God's original message for Israel in these texts, to best identify their enduring message for us as Christians. Essential to this will be considering how the New Testament extends and brings to a climax the message of the Old Testament in Christ.

Overall, it is designed to deepen your knowledge of God and equip you with the tools for doing your own study and teaching of the ‘whole counsel’ of God's word.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact our registrars - on 02 9747 4780 or email - for a unit outline.

Venue:
SMBC, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132

Dates:
Monday 25 - Saturday 30 September 2017

Times:
8.30am - 4.00pm (36 hours of lectures)

Lecturer:
Dr Janson Condren

Credit Points:
OT302i = 4cp - DipMin(P2), AssocDeg, BTh
OT502i = 4cp - GDDiv, MDiv, MACS

Enrol by:
Friday 25 August 2017

More info:

  • Pre-reading will be advised
  • Initial assignment due on the first day
  • Essay and assignments will be completed at home in the weeks following the intensive
  • Post-intensive assignments via email
  • Exams (if applicable) take place several weeks after the intensive. For those living outside of Sydney, it is possible to do your exams near home with an approved supervisor
  • Face-to-face lectures during the week in Sydney. Morning tea and lunch provided each day
  • Limited onsite accommodation at SMBC may be available with preference given to those travelling from regional locations
  • E-library/library resources available.

You can complete an Australian College of Theology Diploma of Ministry (equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Theology) or Graduate Diploma of Divinity (equivalent to the first year of the Master of Divinity) in 4 years by intensive mode study.

Alternatively, if you would prefer not to be assessed and sit exams, you can enrol as an 'Audit' student - this suits people wanting to grow in their knowledge and love of God without the formality of assessments.

Go to APPLY FOR PART-TIME STUDY for application details and costs.

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