What is the best method for studying the Old Testament?
Essay 2: Text: Genesis 1–11
What are the strengths and weaknesses of source-critical theories for explaining the composition of Gen 1–11?
Essay 3: Text: Genesis 1–11
What are the major theological themes of Gen 1-11 and how far do they reflect
the proposed historical circumstances of the book’s authors?
Essay 4: Text: Genesis 1–11
What connections does Gen 1-11 have with the mythology of the ancient Near
East? How and why does the Biblical account differ?
Essay 5: Text: Amos
Discuss the institution of prophecy before Amos. Is it correct to label Amos a
Essay 6: Text: Amos
What are Amos’s theological and ethical teachings?
Essay 7: Text: Amos
How does the book of Amos fit into Israel’s history? How does determining its historical setting help us better understand its message?
Tutorial 8: Text: Amos
Describe and evaluate the criteria scholars use to determine the redactional
history of the book of Amos.