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SCRPT-N034-Historical Books of the Old Testament (1 CEU)

This course covers the period of biblical history from the crossing of the Jordan until the Exile. The scope of the course includes the period of the Judges, Samuel, and Kings.  After completing this course, the student should be able to understand biblical history from the crossing of the Jordan to the Exile, outline the basic content of the Books of Judges, Samuel and Kings, explain the narrative thread which connects the history of Israel, describe the theology of the Deuteronomist and how it fits in to biblical theology and Catholic theology as a whole, list and describe important figures from this biblical period (e..g. Samson, David, Samuel, Elijah), and relate the historical books to the other books of the Old Testament.