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Master's of Sacred Arts, Individual Courses

The Old Testament In Words and Images


Class
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo , PhD

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.

Here is the class outline:

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. Midterm

Midterm Preparation and Exam

7. Lecture 6

Part 1: Numbers 11‐36, Part 2: Deuteronomy, Part 3: Images of the Wilderness Wandering

8. Lecture 7

Part 1: Joshua 1-17, Part 2: Joshua 18-Judges, Part 3: Images of the Conquest of Jericho

9. 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

10. Lecture 9

Part 1: 2 Samuel 24-1 Kings 6, Part 2: 1 Kings 7-11, Part 3: Images of Solomon and the Temple

11. Lecture 10

Part 1: 1 Kings 11-2 Kings 17, Part 2: 2 Kings 18-25, Part 3: Images of Elijah and Elisha

12. Lecture 11

Part 1: Isaiah and Jeremiah, Part 2: Ezekiel, Part 3: Images of the Prophets

13. Lecture 12

Part 1: Daniel, Part 2: Daniel continued, Part 3: Images of Daniel and the Fiery Furnace

14. Lesson 13

Part 1: Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Part 2: Obadiah, Malachi, Sirach, Part 3: Images of Return from Babylon and Rebuilding of Jerusalem

15. Final Exam

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