Exodus and the Shape of Biblical Narrative

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This item will be charged on December 28, 2020.

Bible

The course will familiarize students both with the story of the Exodus from Egypt and with its gravitational pull upon the rest of the scriptural narrative. Students will study the literary means by which texts evoke deeper narrative patterns and the ways in which echoes of past events and themes, or anticipations of future ones, are used to communicate authorial vantage points, theological import, and ethical direction to readers. Taught by Dr. Alastair Roberts. Runs 1/11-3/20/21. 

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This Bible course will be taught by Dr. Alastair Roberts. This course will run from January 11 through March 20. The syllabus will be available here soon.

In the story of the Exodus are events and themes that are fundamental and paradigmatic for much of the rest of the Scripture. Within this course, we will trace its themes from their first inception in the book of Genesis, through their definitive expression in the later books of the Pentateuch, to their climactic realization in Christ and his Church. The course will familiarize students both with the story of the Exodus from Egypt and with its gravitational pull upon the rest of the scriptural narrative. Students in this course will explore the deep unity and integrity of the scriptural narrative. They will study the literary means by which texts evoke deeper narrative patterns and the ways in which echoes of past events and themes, or anticipations of future ones, are used to communicate authorial vantage points, theological import, and ethical direction to readers.

Dr. Alastair Roberts is a Teaching Fellow of the Theopolis Institute and the Davenant Institute, a leading evangelical blogger and writer, and one of the hosts of the Mere Fidelity podcast. His personal podcast is Alastair’s Adversaria, where he produces daily reflections upon Scripture. He is the author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture (Crossway, 2018).

Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 2 hrs./wk. via videoconference + online discussion board. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund. Note: all classes are offered dependent on demand and require a minimum of four participating students. This is a graduate-level seminar. Although a Bachelor’s degree is not a necessary pre-requisite for this course, students should come prepared to do graduate-level work.