Fr. Ferdinand Purnomo OCD
Zoom Online Class
Introduction to the Bible
Semester 1, 2023
Thursday Evenings from 8:00pm to 10:00pm (Zoom Online Class)
Class Dates: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 02, 09, 16, 23, Mar 02, 09, 23, 30, Apr 13, 20, 27, May 04, 11, 2023
Examination: May 25, 2023
An entryway to biblical study, this course will familiarise newcomers to scriptural studies with the literary critical methods of exegesis. It will begin with the introduction to the Old Testament world and the formation of the Old Testament Books. The second part will focus on the New Testament, giving a general overview of the New Testament and an introduction to the Synoptic Gospels. It moves on to discover the ‘Jesus of History’ and his ipsissima verba, drawing on the results of form-critical research in recent years.