OTS 601 – Survey of the Prophetic Books
OTS 601 – Survey of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament, a 3 credit hour course of studies in the Masters programs of Reformation International Theological Seminary.
Course Description: 3 credit hours
This course is designed to be a study of various issues and themes in the prophetic books of the Old Testament. It includes a review of critical scholarship and, over against it, to maintain a loyalty to these books as the infallible and inspired Word of God. The course includes lectures to cover a study of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. In addition, further in-depth study will be made on the books of Daniel and Hosea. This course should give the student a solid biblical grounding in these books of Holy Scripture.
Required Materials for the Course (see below for more information and purchase options)
OTS 601 – Course Payment – Survey of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament (3 credit hours)
This covers the tuition payment for this 3 credit hour course.
LECTURES: Survey of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament Lectures, Outlines, Handouts and Transcripts (17 lectures)
These lectures are by Rev. Dr. Joseph Morecraft III (17 lectures) were given during 2003-2006 as part of a survey through the books of the Bible. They are extremely succinct and combined with the charts, outlines and additional notes, make a very good overview of the prophetic books of the Old Testament. The course description above covers their content. There is no charge for the lectures as they are in a public domain though not always easily available or of the best quality. Along with the free lectures, we also include word-for-word transcripts for our students as there are some errors in references which have been corrected in the transcripts.
The audio lectures are in an MP3 format and are available by download. The transcripts, outlines and handouts in PDF files are viewable or printable from any computer.
My Servants the Prophets by Edward J. Young used paperback, good condition, 231 pp.
My Servants the Prophets: An Authoritative Interpretation of the Institution of the Prophets by Edward J. Young:
“Dr. E. J. Young has again brought to the Christian trade a work which excels in its biblical content. This text on the prophetic institution is not a run-of-the-mill work in either its thesis or presentation. The literary style is a blend of simplicity and lucidity. The thesis cuts across the general view concerning the correct basis for interpreting the prophets and advances a strict adherence to the rule, ‘let Scripture interpret Scripture.'” – Christian Life “This reviewer must confess that he is impressed with the saneness and thoroughness of Dr. Young’s exegetical technique. Dr. Young is obviously a scholar of no mean ability; and this book, as well as others by him . . . , provides ample proof that he has been well trained in the field of Semitic philology.” – Interpretation
Edward J. Young (1907-1968) was considered one of the ablest conservative scholars in the field of Old Testament, served for many years as Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia.
The Time of the End by Jay E. Adams and Milton C. Fisher (New Paperback, 120pp)
Jay Adams and Milton Fisher do a sterling job in disclosing the meaning of the symbolism of Daniel. Their handling of the breakup of Alexander’s empire among his four leading generals is most noteworthy. They correctly render the symbolism of the “little horn” in Daniel 8 as referring to Antiochus Epiphanes of Syria. Perhaps the most interesting and gripping element of this book is the analysis it provides of the highly-controversial meaning of the “seventy weeks” of Daniel. The treatment of this question alone makes the reading of this book worthwhile and mandatory. As the book of Daniel itself brings consolation to all who love the sovereignty of God, so this treatment of Daniel’s book will serve as a strong re-enforcement of that consolation. I am grateful for this careful and cogent labor of love. (Dr. R. C. Sproul, 1999)
Commentary on the Book of Isaiah by Matthew Poole (electronic in pdf, 167 pp, available free with lectures or in printed form below)
Commentary on the Book of Hosea by John Trapp (electronic in pdf, 153 pp, available free with lectures or in printed form below)