Diploma : Scripture - A story of alliance
Access: There are no prerequisites for these short courses. The course material is university level.
Length of Studies: Students have 24 months from the date of enrolment in which to validate the diploma.
Validation: Each of the five courses is assessed by a 5 page written assignment. The diploma is worth 15 ECTS.
Diploma : Scripture, a story of alliance
The study of the Old Testament confronts us with numerous challenges to our understanding. A structured approach to study, benefiting form the knowledge accumulated by scholars over the centuries can unravel some of the mystery, and the beauty of the scriptures! The diploma starts by looking at the first section of the Bible, and thus lays out the events and context that are central to the foundation of the people of Israel.
This diploma offers the opportunity to reflect on the prophets, those inspired by God, and who speak the words of the Lord and show how God has tried relentlessly to communicate with his people and draw them back to Himself. One could ask why all this relentless effort to draw his people back to Himself? Perhaps the Song of Songs, this short but unique book, this love story, can provide some clues?
Scripture – A story of alliance
- Introduction to the Pentateuch
- Prophets 1
- Prophets 2
- Prophets 3
- The Song of Songs
All the Bibles, either Hebrew or Catholic or Protestant or Orthodox, agree on the first part of the Biblical Canon, that is the Pentateuch. The relationship of the Pentateuch to the rest of the Bible is unique and special since the events it tells are central to the foundation of the people of Israel.