Professor: Mark Vander Hart (USA)
June 6, Monday (18:00 – 20:45) (Riga time)
June 9, Thursday (18:00 – 20:45)
June 13, Monday (18:00 – 20:45)
June 16, Thursday (18:00 – 20:45)
June 20, Monday (18:00 – 20:45)
June 27, Monday (18:00-20:45)

Place: Akas street 13, Riga, and on-line on Zoom.
Registration necessary for participation.
Language: English, with simultaneous translation channel in Russian.


This course will survey the post-exilic period in the history of redemption. In particular, it will cover the books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. The course will also explore the method of interpretation appropriate to Old Testament texts dealing with the history of redemption in the post-exilic period.


Rev. Mark Vander Hart is Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary. He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Calvin Studies Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. Rev. Vander Hart has taught in Cyprus, Ukraine, Myanmar, Latvia, and India.
Previously taught at BRTS: Pre-Exilic Prophets; Post-Exilic Prophets; Ecclesiology; Pentateuch, Old Testament History; Messianic Message in OT; Biblical Greek; Biblical Hebrew.


In English/Latvian: (Riga);
In Russian: (Saint Petersburg)


1. Attendance at all class sessions, unless there is a valid reason for absence.
2. Read through the books of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
3. Completion of the study questions on each of the prophets.
4. Read approximately 50 pages in these books. You may read any section in these books:
     a. Bentley, Michael. Building for God’s Glory: Haggai and Zechariah simply explained.
     b. Benton, John. Losing Touch with the Holy God: the message of Malachi.
5. Read pages 77-148 and 280-378 from “The Christ of the Prophets”, abridged edition, by O. Palmer Robertson.
6. There will be a final test. A study guide will be provided to help you prepare for this test.