Introduction to the Older Testament

1. Book published 2014

The Old Testament: an introduction to writings sacred to Jews and Christians (Chevalier Press, 2014)

01. Contents

01. The Books of the OT

02. Religious Experience, Inspiration & Revelation

03. Prophecy in Ancient Israel

04. Wisdom in Ancient Israel

05. Understanding the text

06. Scientific study of the OT

07. Story

08. The Torah

09. The Deuteronomists

10. The Priestly School

11. Genesis

12. From the 13th to the 9th centuries

13. The 8th century

14. The 7th century

15. The 6th century

16. The 5th century

17. The 4th and 3rd centuries

18. The 2nd and 1st centuries

19. Index

2. Retreat February 2016

'Journeying through the Older Testament with the Mind and Heart of Jesus.'

 

Brochure

01. A reflection on what is meant when we declare that the Older Testament is inspired Part A

Audio 01 Part 1

Audio 01 Part 2

02. A reflection on what is meant when we declare that the Older Testament is inspired Part B

Audio 02 Part 1

Audio 02 Part 2

03. An examination of Prophecy in Ancient Israel

Audio 03 Part 1

Audio 03 Part 2

04. An  introduction to  Wisdom in Ancient Israel

Audio 04 Part 1

Audio 04 Part 2

05. An examination of the process of interpretation of ancient texts.

Audio 05 Part 1

Audio 05 Part 2

06.  The various sciences employed in studying the Bible

Audio 06 Part 1

Audio 06 Part 2

Audio 06 Part 3

07. A reflection on the central place of the Torah.

Audio 07 Part 1

Audio 07 Part 2

08. An introduction to the two most important ‘Schools’ respons-

ible for the development of the Older Testament: 1. the Deuteronomists

Audio 08 Part 1

Audio 08 Part 2

09. 2. The Priestly School

Audio 09 Part 1

Audio 09 Part 2

10.  The Book of Genesis

Audio 10 Part 1

Audio 10 Part 2

11. The history of Israel from the 13th to the 9th centuries BC.

Audio 11 Part 1

Audio 11 Part 2

12. The beginnings of the Older Testament in the 8th century BC

Audio 12 Part 1

Audio 12 Part 2

13. The history and writings of the 7th centuries BC.

Audio 13 Part 1

Audio 13 Part 2

14. A study of the 6th century BC: the destruction of Jerusalem, the Babylonian Exile, and the return to Judah, with the various writings that belong to this period.

Audio 14 Part 1

Audio 14 Part 2

Audio 14 Part 3

15. The history and writings of the 5th century BC

Audio 15 Part 1

Audio 15 Part 2

16.  The history and writings of the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.

Audio 16 Part 1

Audio 16 Part 2

Audio 16 Part 3

17. The history and writings of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.

Audio 17 Part 1

Audio 17 Part 2

Throughout this fascinating journey we will be walking with Jesus, noticing the sacred texts that inspired him, and how, from his intimate communion with God, he was able to bring a beautiful flowering to their inspired insights.