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Dr. Richard P. Belcher, Jr.

The Basics of Hebrew Poetry

Lesson 1 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Differentiate between prose and poetry in the Bible Explain the basic elements and techniques of Hebrew poetry Differentiate between English and Hebrew poetry Summarize the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible

Lamentations

Lesson 2 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Define the historical context and genre of Lamentations Summarize the message contained within each voice or persona in Lamentations Explain the acrostic poems in Lamentations List the differing approaches to the structure of Lamentations Examine each chapter in Lamentations

Psalms Part 1: A Brief history of Interpretation

Lesson 3 Part 1 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain the effect of the Enlightenment upon interpretation of the book of Psalms Summarize the different views and approaches to interpreting the book of Psalms

Psalms Part 2: Psalm Titles

Lesson 3 Part 2 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Discuss the debate over the authenticity of the Psalm titles Examine the authorship of the Psalms Define major terms and indicators associated with the book of Psalms Examine the superscripts and subscripts associated with the book of Psalms

Psalms Part 3: The Organization of the Psalms

Lesson 3 Part 3 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain the evidence for editorial activity in the book of Psalms Explain the divisions within the book of Psalms Summarize the progression and movement that exists within the structure of the book of Psalms Explore how the Psalms fit within the canon of Scripture

Genres of the Psalms Part 1: Messianic Psalms

Lesson 4 Part 1 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain the classifications and genres within the book of Psalms Explore the traditional Messianic Psalms Examine how the Psalms directly or indirectly point to the person or work of Christ

Genres of the Psalms Part 2: Lament Psalms

Lesson 4 Part 2 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Discuss the function of the Lament Psalms Outline the basic structure of the Lament Psalms Explain how the Lament Psalms relate to Christ

Genres of the Psalms Part 3: The Imprecatory Psalms

Lesson 4 Part 3 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain the problem associated with the understanding and use of the Imprecatory Psalms Summarize the various critical responses to understanding and using the Imprecatory Psalms Provide a Biblical justification for the use of the Imprecatory Psalms Explain how the Imprecatory Psalms relate to Christ

Wisdom Literature - A Comparative Approach

Lesson 5 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain how Old Testament wisdom literature fits within the Old Testament canon Explain the relationship of Old Testament wisdom literature to the wisdom literature of the Ancient Near East

Song of Songs Part 1: Introduction

Lesson 6 Part 1 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain the various methods of interpreting the Song of Songs Discuss the genre of the Song of Songs Outline the structure of the Song of Songs Explain the various ways of understanding Solomon's role in the authorship of Song of Songs

Song of Songs Part 2: An Overview

Lesson 6 Part 2 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain development and progress in the Song of Songs Explain the meaning of each major section in the Song of Songs Summarize the theological message in the Song of Songs

Song of Songs Part 3: An Overview Continued

Lesson 6 Part 3 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Explain development and progress in the Song of Songs Explain the meaning of each major section in the Song of Songs Summarize the theological message in the Song of Songs

Proverbs Part 1: The Problem of Context

Lesson 7 Part 1 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Summarize the problem of interpretation associated with Proverbs Explain the various contexts in Proverbs and the issues that those contexts address

Proverbs Part 2: Wisdom

Lesson 7 Part 2 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Discuss issues surrounding the authorship of Proverbs Outline the structure of Proverbs Summarize the purpose of Proverbs Explain the meaning of Proverbs

Proverbs Part 3: Highlights of Wisdom

Lesson 7 Part 3 • June 17, 2019 • Dr. Richard P. Belcher

Discuss the conflict between righteousness and wickedness within various spheres of life Summarize the character and meaning of the “Sayings of the Wise” Explain the sayings of Agur and King Lemuel Exegete the Poem to the Virtuous Woman Summarize principles for teaching and preaching from Proverbs

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