The Hartford Institute of Biblical Studies
A Commentary on the Book of Psalms
From: January 26, 2017 – May 4, 2017
Chapters 1- 13
Urias H. Beverly, Instructor
The Book of Psalms is a wonderful study of the Hebrews celebrations and sorrows as they tried to make sense of what they were experiencing. Psalms is poetry, prayers, and praise of the history, helplessness and hopes of a people who loved their God. This was true even though they tried to go their own way and do their own thing. They were a people on display before a world of others who surrounded them and fought against them constantly. They were indeed God chosen people, but that was sometimes a burden on them to be obedient to God in all things and at all times. There were times they were at rest from war and work; a time to celebrate and remember God’s goodness. These were the times when they were all happy and celebrated joyfully or reflected quietly. As we get to know them better, we get to know ourselves better. We study this Book because it is not only historical, poetic, and prayerful, but it is also theological and can help us learn to think about and closer relate to God.
Goals for the Course
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Make a list of the structures of Psalms;
2. Talk about the types of writing in Psalms;
3. Articulate the value of the Psalms then and now; and
4. Hopefully come to appreciate the faithfulness of God to the Hebrews and to us.
The New International Version (NIV) Study Bible and A Commentary on the Book of Psalms, by Saint Robert Bellarmine, (Published by Aeterna Press, Copyright: 2015)
Evaluation of the course
The course will be orally assessed.
Class Sessions: Lower Class Room 106 (under the chapel)
Length of Course: From: January 26, 2017 – May 4, 2017
Class Sessions: One hour and forty five minutes per week for 13 weeks
Period of Class Time: Class Schedule Thursdays 6:00- 7:45pm.
The Book of Psalms
Jan. 26, 2017 Read: Introduction to Psalms
Feb. 09, 2017 Read: Discuss Introduction to Psalms
16, 2017 Read: Discuss Introduction to Psalms
23, 2017 Read: Presentation of Research
Mar. 02, 2017 Read: Presentation of Research
09, 2017 Read: Presentation of Research
16, 2017 Read: Discuss Types of Psalms
23, 2017 Read: Discuss Theology Introduction of Psalm
30, 2017 Read: Discuss Theology Major Themes
Apr. 06, 2017 Read: Discuss Theology Summary
13, 2017 Read: Discuss Messianic Import Theology
20, 2017 Read: Discuss Christian Value in Studying Psalms
27, 2017 Read: Discuss Personal Experience in studying Psalms
May. 04, 2017 Read: Compare Praise and Prayer in Psalms
08, 2017 Read: Open
Growing in Grace:
Get a Grip on the Songs of Grace
The Hartford Institute of Biblical Studies cordially invites you to join a study group that will meet on Friday, November 17th and Friday, December 2nd in the Charles Hill Chapel. This class offers a simplified approach to practicing your faith and Christian service.
Are you satisfied with your understanding of the amazing gift of grace ? Do you have unanswered questions about grace such as “can you fall from grace or how do you grow in grace? Please join us as we seek to get a “Grip on Grace by studying the Songs of Grace.
Instructors: Deacon Justine Lofton and Rev. Dr. LaVerne Bostic
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