Old Testament

“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.”  (Psalm 18:30, NIV)

Whether you get swept into the epic history of Israel, are encouraged by the intense emotion of the Psalms, or are moved by the powerful words of the prophets, you may want to consider pursuing an Old Testament emphasis at Northern Seminary.  

Northern has developed specialized courses designed to fit the specific interests and needs of students who are focused on enriching their scriptural knowledge through study of such subjects as The Pentateuch, The Former Prophets, and Old Testament Theology. Combined with a comprehensive academic degree program that provides a solid foundation in the study of Scripture, church history, theology, and ethics, the Old Testament emphasis challenges individuals to dig deeper into the Bible with courses focused on studying texts such as the Psalms, Isaiah, and broader courses covering topics such as the wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

Is this program for me?

The Old Testament Emphasis is for:

  • Anyone interested in deepening his or her knowledge of the Bible, especially the Old Testament texts;
  • Individuals who want to be equipped for ministry leadership that is well-grounded in and framed by focused Old Testament study;
  • Pastors or church leaders who want to gain specialized skill for ministry with a focus on or interest in the Old Testament.

The Old Testament emphasis can be acquired by completing a combination of any six Old Testament courses as part of any of the following programs: Master of Divinity or a Graduate Certificate.

Examples of Old Testament courses include: The Pentateuch, Former Prophets, Old Testament Theology, Psalms, Jeremiah, and Daniel.


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