Introduction

A survey of all the books of the Old Testament, classified as historical, wisdom and prophetical. This study will examine, with an emphasis in traditional Biblical typology, the revelatory stages of salvation history and the importance of fulfilled prophecy. Throughout the course, the students will be directed to the canon of traditional iconographic representation of significant events of the Old Covenant and, thereby, have a unique understanding both of the truths being considered and the importance of visual imagery in the proclamation of the Faith and ongoing catechesis.

 The Old Testament In Words and Images

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The Old Testament in Words and Images

Pontifex University

 

INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Sebastian A. Carnazzo, PhD

PHONE NUMBER: 831.229.8350

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A survey of all the books of the Old Testament, classified as historical, wisdom and prophetical. This study will examine, with an emphasis in traditional Biblical typology, the revelatory stages of salvation history and the importance of fulfilled prophecy. Throughout the course, the students will be directed to the canon of traditional iconographic representation of significant events of the Old Covenant and, thereby, have a unique understanding both of the truths being considered and the importance of visual imagery in the proclamation of the Faith and ongoing catechesis.

 

REQUIRED RESOURCES:

Scott Hahn. A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God’s Covenant Love in Scripture.

Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1998.

Scott Hahn. Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study.

Woodbridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, 2007.

RSV CE, Ignatius Press, 2nd Edition, hardcover or leatherette (no paper backs).

 

COURSE SCHEDULE:

Lecture 1      Part 1: Introduction to the Bible and Genesis 1-3

Part 2: Genesis 1-3

Part 3: Images of Creation, Adam, and the Fall

 

Lecture 2      Part 1: Genesis 4-14

Part 2: Genesis 15-27

                        Part 3: Images of the Flood and Abraham’s Sacrifice

 

Lecture 3      Part 1: Genesis 28-50

Part 2: Exodus 1-12

                        Part 3: Images of Jacob’s Ladder, Joseph, and the Call of Moses

 

 

Lecture 4      Part 1: Exodus 13-19

Part 2: Exodus 20-32

Part 3: Images of the Crossing of the Sea and the Theophany at Sinai

 

Lecture 5      Part 1: Exodus 33-40 and Leviticus

Part 2: Numbers 1-10

                        Part 3: Images of the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant

 

Lecture 6      Part 1: Numbers 11-36

Part 2: Deuteronomy

Part 3: Images of the Wilderness Wandering

 

Lecture 7      Part 1: Joshua 1-17

Part 2: Joshua 18-Judges

                        Part 3: Images of the Conquest of Jericho

 

Lecture 8      Part 1: 1 Samuel 1-18

Part 2: 1 Samuel 19-2 Samuel 23

Part 3: Images of Samuel and the Anointing of David

 

Lecture 9      Part 1: 2 Samuel 24-1 Kings 6

Part 2: 1 Kings 7-11

                        Part 3: Images of Solomon and the Temple

 

Lecture 10   Part 1: 1 Kings 11-2 Kings 17

Part 2: 2 Kings 18-25

Part 3: Images of Elijah and Elisha

 

Lecture 11   Part 1: Isaiah and Jeremiah

Part 2: Ezekiel

                        Part 3: Images of the Prophets

 

Lecture 12   Part 1: Daniel

Part 2: Daniel continued

Part 3: Images of Daniel and the Fiery Furnace

 

 

Lecture 13   Part 1: Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah

Part 2: Obadiah, Malachi, Sirach

Part 3: Images of Return from Babylon and Rebuilding of Jerusalem

 

Lecture 14   Part 1: 1 Maccabees

Part 2: 2 Maccabees

Part 3: Images of the Maccabees

 

Lecture 15   Part 1: New Testament’s Fulfillment of the Old Testament

Part 2: The Good News in the OT and NT

Part 3: Images of Baptism, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Pentecost

 

RESEARCH PAPER: A composition based on one of the Topics for Research (below), 4000-4500 words in length (approx. 11-13 pages), double-spaced, with 1-inch headers, footers, and margins, and footnotes (NO ENDNOTES) and bibliography in accordance with Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, latest edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).  The grade is based 75% on content (e.g., scripture references relevant to topic, terms and contained information relevant to topic, etc.) and 25% on composition (e.g., clear thesis statement, introduction, conclusion, consistent and clear progression of thought, etc.).  The Research paper must be postmarked and mailed by last day of classes to: Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, 7544 Langley Canyon RD, Prunedale, CA 93907. If you would like your paper returned to you (highly recommended), please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

 

TOPICS FOR RESEARCH PAPER:  Choose one of the following. 

            Son(s) of God

The Exodus

The Tabernacle of Moses

The Covenants of the Old Testament

            The Divine Name

            The Messiah and Good News in the Old Testament

            The Temple of Solomon

            The Old Testament Religious and Civil Calendars

            The Role of the Old Testament Prophet

            The Maccabbean Revolt and the Alliance with Rome

 

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT: Beyond the REQUIRED TEXT for the course, the following resources are highly recommended for your research.

 

Orchard, B. ed. A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture. New York:

Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1953.

Léon-Dufour, X. ed. Dictionary of Biblical Theology, 2nd edition. Translated

by P. Cahill and E.Steward. Gaithersburg, MD: Word Among Us, 1973.

Oden, T. ed. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Downers

Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

 

EXAM:  There is one final comprehensive exam.  The format is subjective in short essay and you will have 3 hours to complete it.  It is open bible but not open notes.  You may use, however, any notes that are written in your bible so take careful notes in your bible throughout the semester.  Highlight and mark it up.  Just be sure to do it neatly! 

 

GRADING: The student’s course grade is based on the research paper score (50%) and exam score (50%).

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Lessons

Here is the class outline:

Lecture 1
Part 1: Introduction to the Bible and Genesis 1-3, Part 2: Genesis 1-3, Part 3: Images of Creation, Adam, and the Fall
Lecture 2
Part 1: Genesis 28-50, Part 2: Exodus 1-12, Part 3: Images of Jacob’s Ladder, Joseph, and the Call of Moses
Lecture 3
Part 1: Genesis 28‐50, Part 2: Exodus 1‐12, Part 3: Images of Jacob’s Ladder, Joseph, and the Call of Moses
Lecture 4
Part 1: Exodus 13‐19, Part 2: Exodus 20‐32, Part 3: Images of the Crossing of the Sea and the Theophany at Sinai
Lecture 5
Part 1: Exodus 33-40 and Leviticus, Part 2: Numbers 1-10, Part 3: Images of the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant
Midterm
Midterm Preparation and Exam
Lecture 6
Part 1: Numbers 11‐36, Part 2: Deuteronomy, Part 3: Images of the Wilderness Wandering
Lecture 7
Part 1: Joshua 1-17, Part 2: Joshua 18-Judges, Part 3: Images of the Conquest of Jericho
Lecture 8
Part 1: 1 Samuel 1-18, Part 2: 1 Samuel 19-2 Samuel 23, Part 3: Images of Samuel and the Anointing of David
Lecture 9
Part 1: 2 Samuel 24-1 Kings 6, Part 2: 1 Kings 7-11, Part 3: Images of Solomon and the Temple
Lecture 10
Part 1: 1 Kings 11-2 Kings 17, Part 2: 2 Kings 18-25, Part 3: Images of Elijah and Elisha
Lecture 11
Part 1: Isaiah and Jeremiah, Part 2: Ezekiel, Part 3: Images of the Prophets
Lecture 12
Part 1: Daniel, Part 2: Daniel continued, Part 3: Images of Daniel and the Fiery Furnace
Lesson 13
Part 1: Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Part 2: Obadiah, Malachi, Sirach, Part 3: Images of Return from Babylon and Rebuilding of Jerusalem
Final Exam