Interpretation of the OT 1

Interpretation of the OT 1

Professor: Jeff Sheppard

The course is part of the Bachelor program Theology, and will be held from May 18th  to 22nd, from 18:00 to 21:00 in the building of St. Trivelius institute, Address: Sofia, 14 Antim Ist Str., floor 6


The course "Interpretation of the Old Testament 1" aims to acquaint students with the contents of the Old Testament books from the perspective of modern hermeneutics. This course supports the other disciplines related to the Old Testament and create skills for contemporary interpretation of the Old Testament text.



1 Introduction

    2. Biblical Literature 4

    3. Genre examination 3

    4. prose genres 3

    5. Biblical laws 3

    6. Prophetic Word 3

    7. Wisdom Literature 3

    8. Biblical poetry 3

   9. The parables in the Bible 3

  10. Apocalyptic literature 3

   11. Form of Biblical poetry 3

   12. Numerology in the Old Testament 3

   13. Aesthetics in the Old Testament 2

   14. Jewish thinking and worldview 4

   15. Biblical cosmogony 4


Jeff Shepherd:  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, USA, Jeff went on to earn a Masters degree in Learning and Teaching and a Masters degree in Theological Studies (Old Testament), both from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.  Jeff currently teaches history full-time at the American English Academy in Sofia, where he has served for two years.  He and his wife Lisa have two children, a son Avery (13) and a daughter Elise (12), who was adopted from Turgovishte in 2010.  Jeff and his family worship and work with the Renaissance Church of Christ in Sofia.