YSS 5308: Prophets

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This course offers a basic foundation in OT prophecy that begins with the narratives in the Deuteronomic Historical Books, especially focusing on important texts in the books of Samuel and Kings. After this introduction, the course then moves to an in-depth study of the classical prophets, both northern and southern, that takes us through the time of Exile and finally, the restoration of Israel. This course looks at all of Israel’s prophets, with special emphasis on Elijah, the Major Prophets, Isaiah of Jerusalem, Deutero-Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and the 12 minor prophets. Emphasis will be given to the prophets’ message and style of communication as God’s spokespersons, as well as the role of the prophets in the NT and in society.