I & II Chronicles
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Among the least read (and most misunderstood) books in the Old Testament are 1 & 2 Chronicles. Yet we will discover in this course that this material has a vital message for the Church and academy today. As the last books of the entire Hebrew Bible, Chronicles is uniquely positioned to provide what a prominent scholar refers to as one of the richest mines of spirituality in all Scripture. The post-exilic period, when Chronicles was composed, witnessed the production of new kinds of literary and theological works. This course is centred on a close reading and analysis of 1 & 2 Chronicles, along with study of relevant secondary sources and class discussions. Prerequisite: BIBL 501.
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