OTS 701 – Survey of the Poetic Books
OTS 701 – Survey of the Poetic Books of the Old Testament, a 2 credit hour course of studies in the Masters programs of Reformation International Theological Seminary.
Course Description: 2 credit hours
This course is designed to be a study of various issues and themes in the poetic 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 Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. In addition, further in-depth study will be made on the books of Job (Trapp) and Psalms (Poole). This course should give the student a solid biblical grounding in these books of Holy Scripture.
Required Materials for the Course.
OTS 701 – Course Payment – Survey of the Poetic Books of the Old Testament (2 credit hours)
This covers the tuition payment for this 2 credit hour course.
LECTURES: Survey of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament Lectures, Outlines, Handouts and Transcripts (14 lectures)
There are two sets of lectures for this course:
The first set are those by Rev. Dr. Joseph Morecraft III (5 lectures) which continue the series begun at the beginning of OTS 501 and 601. They are extremely succinct and combined with the charts, outlines and additional notes, and make a very good overview of the poetic books of the Old Testament. The course description above covers their content. Along with the 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 second set are those by Rev. Dr. Jack Scott (9 lectures) taken from a series of lectures given on Old Testament Survey originally at Reformed Theological Seminary of Jackson, Mississippi in the 1980s.
My Servants the Prophets by Edward J. Young (used hardback or paperback, good condition, 231 pp). Covers may vary from picture below) This book has been required for OTS 501 so may not need to be acquired by those having taken that course. May be available in both hardback and paperback.
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.
Commentary on the Book of Psalms by Matthew Poole (electronic in pdf, 213 pp, available free with lectures).
Commentary on the Book of Job by John Trapp (electronic in pdf, 273 pp, available free with lectures).
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