Textbooks: Tim Hegg, Messiah in the Tanach (TR, 2002); collateral readings provided by the Instructor.
Instructor: Tim Hegg, M.Div., Th.M.
Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be taken as part of a certificate program.
Standalone: A study of selected messianic texts of the Tanach with an emphasis upon understanding what the prophets foretold about His person and work. The Hebrew texts will be studied in parallel with the Lxx, Targumim, and rabbinic commentaries to offer further insights into the reception and interpretation of these texts within the Jewish communities of the late 2nd Temple period. The emphasis of the class will be to discern what the ancient Israelite prophets revealed about the person and work of the Messiah.
Program Path: Those who are looking for a more structured workload will find this course is required for two and three-year certificates. This class does not have to be taken in a specific order to qualify for certificate credit. This class counts for 3 quarter hours within the certificate program.
Course Requirements: This class requires the ability to proficiently read the English language, listen to audio lectures, and basic knowledge of a computer with an internet connection.
Workload: The average workload each week is around three hours. This includes an hour-long lecture, assigned reading, as well as interaction in the class forum. A final exam is also required at the end of the class to complete the course.