What is the relationship of the Old Testament with the New Testament? Has the New Testament rendered the Old Testament void? Why wasn’t Moses able to enter the Promised Land? Why are there so many laws given to Israel? Who is Melchizedek, and why he is he in the Bible? Did angels breed with humans to create a race of giants? How old is the earth? Why was Cain’s offering not accepted while Abel’s offering was? There are many questions surrounding the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch is foundational for the rest of Scripture. Christians readily recognize the importance of the Creation narrative, the record of the Fall, the covenant of God with Abraham, the Exodus of Israel from Egypt, and the establishment of the Passover. However, there is a fair amount of ignorance pertaining to the overall theology of the Pentateuch. The authors of the other biblical books frequently refer to the Pentateuch in their writings. Jesus himself quoted more from Deuteronomy than any other book. The Pentateuch is crucial for the development of a well-balanced theology.
This fall, Southern Evangelical Seminary will be offering a course on the Pentateuch. The course will explore the relationship of the Pentateuch with the NT, as well as the OT, and examine the hermeneutical issues surrounding the books. The purpose of this course is to understand the theology of the Pentateuch through a careful look at the structure and composition of the books, taking into account their literary style. We highly recommend you take the Pentateuch, being confident that this course will change your outlook on these foundational Old Testament books.
If you are interested in taking this course, click the button below for more information. If you are already a student at SES, then login to your populi account and register for the course.