Breakout Session #2B: “Reading and Teaching Old Testament Narrative and Poetry” by Kyle Rapinchuk

RapinchukSummary: In this breakout session, Dr. Rapinchuk discusses the different tools needed to read Old Testament narrative and poetry. Beginning with a discussion about the different functions of poetry and prose, Dr. Rapinchuk then explores questions we should ask of narrative and poetic texts as well as certain features of the text to look out for, such as structure, key words, and more. Dr. Rapinchuk then concludes with an example of interpreting Old Testament narrative through the story of Joash and Jehoiada in 2 Chronicles 23-24.

Dr. Kyle Rapinchuk (PhD, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Worldview at School of the Ozarks, a classical Christian laboratory high school of the College of the Ozarks. Dr. Rapinchuk and his wife Kristin have also served as Campus Missionaries with the Missouri Baptist Convention in their role as Ozarks BSU Directors. He is the co-founder of The Classical Thistle, a website devoted to promoting classical Christian education in a 21st century context.


“Reading and Teaching Old Testament Narrative and Poetry” by Kyle Rapinchuk
Christianity and the Death of the Old Testament promo card alternate front2“Christianity and the Death of the Old Testament” is the first conference in our Lead U Conference Series, which arose in conjunction with fbcBranson’s Lead U Discipleship Courses. This event aims to provide teaching and tools to ensure that we take seriously all of God’s Word and are better prepared to read the Old Testament with Christian eyes.

In 2015 and 2016, Ozarks BSU hosted conferences as part of our BSU Talk series. For our 2017 conference, we worked in conjunction with fbcBranson to help plan and serve at the main conference, as well as offering a special collegiate ministry session on Saturday evening from 7-9pm.

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