1 and 2 Samuel


1 and 2 Samuel

Narrative is a major literary genre across the Old Testament, running from the creation stories that open Genesis to the postexilic stories set in Persia in Ezra- Nehemiah and Esther. In this course, we learn the rules for interpreting Old Testament narrative. Using these skills, we read through the Books of Samuel to understand what the big themes are, and what narrative theology emerges from the text. We will seek to apply the text’s message to our faith and daily practice. Borrowing from the didactic purposes of the Samuel narrative, we will see how storytelling can be useful in ministry to adults.

Sessions: 7 Credits: 3 Schedule: 7th – 21st September
Class 1: Monday 7th (6:00pm-10:00pm) Class 2: Friday 11th (6:00pm-10:00pm) Class 3: Saturday 12th (9:00am-5:00pm)
Class 4: Monday 14th (6:00pm-10:00pm) Class 5: Friday 18th (6:00pm-10:00pm) Class 6: Saturday 19th (9:00am-5:00pm)
Class 7: Monday 21st (6:00am-10:00pm)
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Academic Dean and Head of Department (Old Testament) at the South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS, India). Having earned an MSc in Biochemistry, she went on to obtain an MA in Christianity from SAIACS, and subsequently a PhD from the University of Durham (UK). She is a contributor and editor (OT) of the South Asia Bible Commentary and serves on the committee for Bible Translation for the NIV.

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