The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

BIBL 552 1 and 2 Samuel


The starting point for the class is the biblical text itself and its understanding of some of the significant issues for Israel, both as a nation among nations and as a community of faith. In the conviction that God may yet speak through the Bible, investigation and discussion are not limited to purely historical matters, but also take up some of the other questions raised in and by Samuel. These may include: What is the relationship between the two Testaments? How is the will of God to be discerned by an individual or by a community? A Hebrew section will be arranged for interested students who have taken elementary Hebrew.