Jonah & Nahum: English Bible, (9)119

Jonah & Nahum, (9)119:

Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
Instructor: R. V. McCabe, Th.D. Summer Semester
Course Outline 2010

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A study of the books of Jonah and Nahum. The intent of this course is to examine the introductory issues and to develop the message of each book. Attention is also given to the theological content of each work.

OBJECTIVES:
In developing the message of Jonah and Nahum, the student should
1. be cognizant of the introductory issues related to each book,
2. understand the solutions to these problems,
3. become familiar with some of the key bibliographic resources available for these books,
4. know the basic content and theology of each book, and
5. acquire an appreciation for the theological content of the books of Jonah and Nahum.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Quizzes: At the beginning of each class, a quiz over the notes from the previous day, which includes the content from an English translation, may be administered—90% (MDiv)/45% (ThM) of grade.
2. Reading requirement: The reading assignment for this class is due on Friday, July 30.—10% of grade.
3. Sight reading of Hebrew Text: Each Th.M. student is required to be able to sight read and interact with the Hebrew Text of Jonah and Nahum. This should be scheduled no later than Friday, August 6—25% of grade.
4. Critical book review: Each Th.M. student is to write an 6 to 8 page, single-spaced and in a 12 point Times font, critical evaluation of Baldwin, “Jonah,” and Longman, “Nahum,” in The Minor Prophets. This is due on Friday, August 6—20% of grade.

TEXTBOOK:
1. McCabe, Robert V. “Jonah and Nahum: English Bible.” Unpublished syllabus, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010.
2. Robertson, O. Palmer. The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Edited by R. K. Harrison. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.