The Divine Mosaic of Daniel

31 October 2016

The Divine Mosaic of Daniel

This is one of three inspiring courses offered in ETF’s Summer Colloquium, scheduled August 21 – 26, 2017. This international study week includes lectures, various workshops and times for meeting and reflection.

Registration is open until 1 June 2017.

jordan-scheetz_websiteThe book of Daniel has intrigued its readers for more than two millennia. It narrates not only stories of Jewish nobles taken into Babylonian captivity, but also comprises colorful apocalyptic visions Daniel experienced during the reign of various kingdoms.

In this course we will consider the complex composition of the book of Daniel that keeps puzzling biblical scholars to this day. We will note how smaller pieces build a larger mosaic pointing to the indestructible nature of the Kingdom of God. Thus, the sovereignty of God will emerge as one of its key theological themes.

As we move through the whole of the Hebrew and Aramaic composition of the book of Daniel, we will pay attention to crucial exegetical questions in relation to grammar, syntax, textual criticism, literary analysis, history, and broader issues of biblical theology – issues important for the interpretation of every biblical text.

Although we will not shy away from discussions surrounding critical issues, our goal will be to understand Daniel in its Hebrew and Aramaic canonical form while acknowledging further additions in Greek. While translations will be provided for all material, a working knowledge of these languages could be helpful for this course.

Dr. Jordan Scheetz received his MA in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary and his Ph.D from the University of Vienna. He was formerly Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Tyndale Theological Seminary and is presently Staff Minister at Eastgate Bible Chapel in Portland, Oregon.

ETF’s Summer Colloquium in August 2017 features three inspiring courses which intersect theology, church and society. The two other courses are:

This international study week includes lectures, various workshops and times for meeting and reflection. Our Summer Colloquium is compulsory for ETF Open University students open to interested people with academic qualifications and can serve as additional in-service training for pastors, teachers, and other ministry professionals.


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