Interpreting the Old Testament

Designation: BIBL 5023

The Old Testament contains most of the Christian Bible. This course will introduce the student to the different sections and genres of literature in the Old Testament, to interpretative methods appropriate to them, and to theological principles. The course will also survey aspects of the historical and cultural context of the Old Testament. This course assumes knowledge of the contents of the Old Testament, and is the foundation for advanced studies.

Recommended Prior Study

  • Students wishing to enroll in BIBL 5023 must first pass the Bible Knowledge Exam or enroll in BIBL 5013 (which may be taken concurrently with BIBL 5023).


Dr. Glenn Wooden
Payzant Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies: 1-902-585-2227:

Available at Acadia Wolfville Campus

Take this course at Acadia Divinity College’s main teaching site on the campus of Acadia University in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Course Information
Current Schedule - Weekly - Fall Term 2018 Designation

Thursdays 8:45-11:30am

BIBL 5023 X1

Available Online via ADC GO

Take this course in our new ADC Go format. Watch weekly lectures on demand from anywhere. Participate in the live weekly classroom sessions with your professor and fellow classmates.

Course Information
Current Schedule - On Demand / Weekly - Fall Term 2018 Designation

Two on-demand lectures and one live class weekly

BIBL 5023 T1