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 2020 Designation Instructor

Wed. 8:45-11:30am

BIBL 5023 X1 Dr. Glenn Wooden

Available Online via ADC GO

Course Information
Current Schedule - On Demand / Weekly - Winter Term 2021 Designation Instructor

On Demand / Weekly

Weekly Meetings TBA

BIBL 5023 T0 Dr. Glenn Wooden