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Introduction to Biblical Theology

Taught by Rev. Rebecca Clancy

  • Undergraduate at Smith College with a major in Religion.
  • Graduate School at Chicago Theological Seminary with a focus on the Old Testament.
  • Former faculty at Elmhurst University including teaching:  The Development of the Dogmas of the Trinity, the Two Natures of Christ, and      Original Sin; Emergence Christian Thought; Biblical Theology and a course on the theological responses to the Holocaust.
  • Former pastor of First Congregation Church of Geneva, UCC


Introducing the Bible:  Three Interpretive Principles

Introducing the Old Testament:  Three Theological Themes

The Old Testament:

The Epic Saga of Israel’s Origins:  Creation through the Wandering

  • Genesis: Ch.2:4-Ch.12; Ch.15-Ch.22; Ch.24-Ch.25; Ch.27-Ch.33; Ch.37-Ch.50
  • Exodus: Ch.1-Ch.21

The Central History:  Joshua, Judges, and the Rise of the Monarchy

  • Joshua: Ch.1-Ch.8; Ch. 23-24
  • Judges: Ch.1-Ch.5
  • I Samuel: Ch.1-18; Ch.28-31
  • II Samuel: Ch.1-Ch.7; Ch.11-Ch.12
  • I Kings: Ch.1-12; Ch.16:29-Ch.22
  • II Kings: Ch.1-Ch.10

The Phenomenon of Prophecy

  • Amos: Entire
  • Hosea: Entire
  • Isaiah: Ch.1-2; Ch.6-Ch.9; Ch.11
  • Deuteronomy: Ch.1:1-5; Ch.4-Ch.22
  • II Kings: Ch.22-Ch.25
  • Jeremiah: Ch.1-Ch.4; Ch.7; Ch.20-7:18; Ch.26; Ch.31-32

The Exile

  • Genesis: Ch.1-Ch.2:4
  • Isaiah: Ch.40-55

The Restoration

  • Jonah: Entire
  • Ruth: Entire


  • Daniel: Ch.7, Ch.12

New Testament:

Matthew, Mark, and Luke

  • Mark: Entire
  • Matthew: Entire
  • Luke: Entire

John’s Gospel

  • John: Entire

The Early Church and the Apostle Paul

  • Acts: Ch.2; Ch.7-Ch.11
  • Galatians: Entire
  • I Corinthians: Entire