To understand Christianity, you must appreciate the Old Testament. Now, you can explore the Bible with one of the leading Old Testament scholars in the country.
Although the New Testament is more familiar to most Christians, the Old Testament contains a wealth of wisdom, spiritual insights, and timeless stories. In this expansive course, you will journey through the Garden of Eden, the reigns of King David and King Solomon, beautiful poetry, the wisdom of the prophets, and much more. Your guide for this journey is Fr. Richard Clifford, SJ, a renowned and widely published scriptural scholar.
The Old Testament can sometimes prove challenging to modern listeners. With Fr. Clifford as your guide, you will understand the fascinating historical and societal milieu of the Old Testament. You will examine the biblical books in the order in which they appear in the Christian Bible, looking at the Pentateuch (or Torah), the historical books, the wisdom literature (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, Wisdom, and Psalms), and the prophets.
You will come to see how the Old Testament prefigures and lends meaning to the New Testament. Along the way you will examine and appreciate the content of each book, looking at its relation to other biblical books and how it has been read throughout history.
This is more than a Bible study: It is a profound program that will lead you to discover valuable insights into your own life and faith.