This electronic edition was prepared by
Dr. David C. Bossard
from original documents.
"Foundations in Biblical Prophecy" has a twofold purpose: 1) to introduce the student to the phenomena of "prophecy" in Ancient Israel, and 2) to familiarize the student with the general content of the prophetic corpus of the Old Testament. The first purpose will be accomplished by classroom discussion of such questions as: did all of Israel's prophets receive a special "call" to their prophetic task; how is the origin of prophetism in Israel to be explained; are there analogies to Israel's prophetism to be found among other ancient peoples; how could the ancient Israelite distinguish between a true and a false prophet; were the prophets cultic functionaries; were the prophets writers; does biblical prophecy have apologetic value, etc. Beyond these general features of the prophetic phenomena in the Old Testament, attention will be given to hermeneutical principles that are important for a proper interpretation of the Old Testament prophetic writings. This will include discussion of such things as the prophetic time perspective, the conditionality of prophetic statements, and the idea of double sense or double reference in prophetic statements. The student will read each of the major and minor prophetic books along with C. H. Bullock's An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books. Interpretive issues in the books of Obadiah, Joel, Jonah and Amos will be discussed in the classroom.
|Lecture 1 part a (1h 25m) part b (0h 57m)
||a.Intro. to I.C.3
|Lecture 2 part a (1h 15m) part b (0h 59m)||a. I.F.2.
|Lecture 3 part a (1h 03m) part b (1h 13m)||a. III.A.1.e.
b. III.C. (Dt.18:9-22)
|Lecture 4 part a (1h 25m) part b (1h 01m)||a. IV.C.3.
|Lecture 5 part
a (1h 03m) part
b (1h 11m)
|Lecture 6 part a (1h 24m) part b (0h 58m)||a. VIII.B.1.b.
|Lecture 7 part a (1h 03m) part b (1h 03m)||a: IX.A.2
|Lecture 8 part a (1h 03m) part b (1h 03m)||a: IX.B.4
|Lecture 9 part a (1h 03m) part b (1h 03m)||a: Obadiah C.
b: Joel III.B.
|Lecture 10 part a (1h 03m) part b (1h 03m)||a: Joel B.4.b.1.c
b. Jonah A.
|Lecture 11 part a (1h 03m) part b (1h 03m)||a: Jonah C.
b: Amos 9.
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