OT420/620 Pentateuch

Subject CodeOT420 - Undergraduate (English)
OT620 - Graduate (English)
Pre-requisitesOT301/501 and OT302/502 and OT303/503
Study ModeIntensive
Next Available4-8 July, 2016

Dr. Douglas Green

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    This subject is one of the most important areas of study in the Old Testament. It includes an understanding and overview of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

    What makes these books so important? Interest will be focused on the overall structure and themes that hold these books together. Different scholars’ approaches will be examined, including an in-depth analysis of select theological and exegetical issues associated with these books.


      This subject will be taught by Dr. Douglas Green.

      Dr. Green completed his doctorate in Old Testament at Yale University, and is currently a faculty member of Queensland Theological College. He has published articles and book chapters on the Psalter, Ezra, Nehemiah, Job and Genesis. He has also authored a book on the Semitic background to the Old Testament, and was part of the team who translated the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.


        Assessments will be advised first day of class.

          Recommended Text Books


          • Part 1 “Pentateuchal Criticism,” pp.3-113, from: Alexander, T. Desmond. From Paradise to Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch (3rd ed.; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012).

          Set texts:

          • Journal articles will be provided by lecturer.
          • Suitable Commentaries will be discussed during the intensive.

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