Below is a more detailed explanation of Inspired 2011, taking place in Brussels.
The specific theme of 2011 will be ‘Biblical Studies in the Old Testament’. Dates and topics include:
- Saturday, 26 February 2011 — Intro to the Bible and Pentateuch
- Saturday, 28 May 2011 — History Books of the Old Testament
- Saturday, 24 September 2011 — Poetic & Wisdom Books of the Old Testament
- Saturday, 19 November 2011 — Prophetic Books of the Old Testament
These are the first 5 books of the Old Testament, also known as The Law or the Books of Moses – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. And we are also talking about a few books that are not normally favourites amongst many people, mainly because they are hard to comprehend as Christians living thousands of years after they were written and formed. But we will take some time to give an overview of these five books, as well as considering certain important passages and topics like the creation account, the covenant with Abraham and his descendants, the redemptive act of God in the exodus, and the relationship of the Old Testament Law to the follower of Christ.
What are the History Books?
These are normally noted as Joshua through to Esther, which gives a lot of the historical activity of God amongst the Old Testament people of Israel. Other themes will also be visited, one major one being how we can understand the activity of ‘holy war’ as described in places like Joshua.
What are the Poetic and Wisdom Books?
These are the books found about halfway through the Old Testament – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes. It is important to understand how these writers of the ancient near east produced both their poetry/songs and wisdom.
What are the Prophetic Books?
These are the last 17 books-writings of the Christian Old Testament, which includes both the ‘major’ and ‘minor’ prophets, though all of their messages were of great import as revelation from God. We will also look at some general principles on how to understand and interpret these words, as the Hebrews communicated their prophetic revelation a lot differently than we might think in the 21st century. We will also consider what the best interpreter of the Old Testament is – Christ and the new covenant/New Testament writings.
We hope you can join us for these 4 great teaching days throughout 2011!
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