A Flavor of the Old Testament
A Damascus Project course
This 6-week online course is a sample buffet of the Old Testament. It will cover some of the who, the what, the where, the when, and the why of the Old Testament. Some of what you learn will be like salt and pepper—you know it and have tasted it before, but some morsels you will taste for the first time. We will study the Torah (the Pentateuch, the first 5 books), the Nevi’im (the Prophets) and the Ketuvim (the Writings-the poetry, the wisdom, and the history). We will taste the savories in Genesis, the bitterness in Job, the sweetness of the Song of Solomon, the frustration of the wilderness, the sourness of the prophets, and the honey of the Psalms. Come and find a new flavor in the Old Testament!
Joan Mitchell is your flavorful guide through this Old Testament study. Joan has an M.A. in Old Testament from Luther Seminary and loves the study of Hebrew. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis.
Who should take this course? This course will be an introductory look at the Old Testament. It will offer something for anyone interested in learning more about this rich source of stories and characters which forms the foundation of our Christian faith. Members in Discernment Pastors seeking a refresher or a different perspective on the Old Testament are welcome as well.
Cost: $300.00 plus materials. Information regarding required course materials will be provided in August.
There will be a Learner Orientation session for all Damascus Project learners on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 pm. This orientation will provide an overview of the project, an opportunity for instructors to engage the participants for their course and answer questions and an orientation to using the Moodle platform.
Registration available starting June 7. The class takes place online.