Details for The Spirit in the Old Testament

This subject explores various perspectives on the Spirit of God in the Old Testament. Students will examine the socio-historical background relevant to the functions of the Spirit in the Old Testament and will apply passages on the Spirit in the Old Testament to modern Pentecostalism.

 
 

 

 


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB215
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: John Griffiths

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites or corequisites:

Awards offering The Spirit in the Old Testament

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Identify the various perspectives on the Spirit of God in the Old Testament;
  2. Examine the socio-historical background relevant to the functions of the Spirit in the Old Testament;
  3. Demonstrate critical engagement with both the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
  4. Interpret a major prophet’s understanding of the Spirit of God, and the Spirit’s relationship to the redemption of God;
  5. Apply passages on the Spirit in the Old Testament to modern Pentecostalism.

Subject Content

  • God as Spirit
  • The Spirit in the Primeval History
  • The Spirit in the Torah
  • The Spirit, Creation and the Psalms
  • The Spirit, Knowledge and the Wisdom Literature
  • The Spirit with the Judges
  • The Spirit with the Early Monarchy
  • Prophets and the Spirit

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%)
  • Major Exegesis (50%)
  • Contemporary Presentation (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided