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Professor: Mark Vander Hart (USA)
Time: May 25th and 27th and June 1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th, 2020. In the evenings from 18:00 till 20:30.

Place: Every participant connects to online live lectures (Zoom) from their homes.
Language: English, with simultaneous translation in Latvian and Russian (in separate channels)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will survey the pre-exilic period in the history of redemption. In particular, it will cover the books of Isaiah, Amos through Zephaniah. The course will also explore the method of interpretation appropriate to Old Testament texts dealing with the history of redemption in the pre-exilic period.

ABOUT PROFESSOR

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.

ABOUT THE CLASSES:

Registration for the course till May 22.

Participation fee is 5 EUR (includes course syllabus and readings).

Signing up for the course and additional information : Janis Perkons, phone +371 26356030, janis@brts.edu.lv

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:

For pastoral students:

  • Participation in all online class sessions.
  • Read through the books of Isaiah, Amos through Zephaniah.
  • Readings (~300 pages)

1)    O. Palmer Robertson, Christ of the Prophets, abridged edition, pages 5-76, 149-222.

2)    Herman Veldkamp, Hosea: love’s complaint (240 pages).

  • Completion of the study questions on each of the prophets.

  • A final written exam. A study guide will be provided to help you prepare for this test.

For lay students:

  • Attendance at all class sessions, unless there is a valid reason for absence.

  • Read through the books of Isaiah, Amos through Zephaniah. 

  • Readings (~50 pages): O. Palmer Robertson, “Christ of the Prophets, abridged edition”, pages 15-52, 149-170.

  •  Completion of the study questions on each of the prophets.

  •  A final written exam. A study guide will be provided to help you prepare for this test.

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