Genesis – Back to the Beginning
How does God reveal himself in Scripture and in creation? What were humans originally created to be and do, and what might the implications be for life and ministry today? In this course, we will seek to place the book of Genesis in its historical, cultural, and literary contexts, and will consider why that matters. We will also focus on God’s relationship with the Israelite ancestors and will think about how their story relates to the rest of humanity. Be prepared to have assumptions challenged and horizons expanded with respect to the relevance and good news message of the first book of the Bible.
BIB 621 is offered through this academic partnership:
Rob’s scholarly expertise is in Hebrew Bible, Septuagint (Genesis, Psalms, IV Maccabees), Syriac Bible (Psalms, IV Maccabees), Hermeneutics, and Bible translation. Rob’s hobbies include fishing, rock hounding, photography, and travel. He also enjoys reading, watching movies, and following politics. For exercise, he jogs and plays basketball. He used to play hockey. He is a Canucks, Blue Jays, and B.C. Lions fan.