Church Leaders for Critical Times: An Exposition of Deuteronomy through Kings

Speaker(s): Bruce Waltke
Date: 1999
Length: 22h6min
Product ID: RGDL2932S

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In this series, Dr. Bruce Waltke aims to teach you how to read biblical narrative and to understand narrative theology. He applies this knowledge to the so-called Deuteronomistic history and Ruth, with special focus on the books of Judges, Ruth, and Samuel. Since these books are concerned with the question of leadership in Israel, and more specifically with the question of kingship, these books offer a profound insight into God's ideals of leadership. In addition, the course aims to familiarize you with the structure and basic content of Deuteronomy through Kings.

Lectures include:

  • Introduction: Poetics
  • Narrative Criticism
  • Introduction to Deuteronomy
  • The Deuteronomist / Intro to Judges
  • Judges Overview and Gideon Narrative
  • Judges: Jephthah Cycle
  • Judges: Samson
  • Ruth
  • 1 Samuel 1:1-4:22 - Crossing of Fates: Samuel and Eli
  • 1 Samuel 5:1-13:22 - Samuel as Judge / Crossing of Fates: Samuel and Eli
  • 1 Samuel 14:1-17:58 - Crossing of Fates: Saul and David
  • 1 Samuel 18:1-23:29 - Crossing of Fates: Saul and David cont'd
  • 1 Samuel 24:1-30:31 - Crossing of Fates: Saul and David cont'd
  • 1 Samuel 28:3-25; 31:1-2 Samuel 3:39
  • 2 Samuel 1:1-7:29
  • 2 Samuel 8:1-13:22
  • 2 Samuel 13:23-19:15
  • 1 Kings 1:1-11:43

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Bruce Waltke is Professor Emeritus in Old Testament Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Genesis: A Commentary, Creation and Chaos, Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion?, An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and commentaries on Micah. He also served on the translation committee of the NIV Bible.

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