As we lead up to our second Lead U Conference (For the Life of the Church: Christianity and Cultural Engagement, April 27-28), we are sharing links to the presentations from our first conference last fall, Christianity and the Death of the Old Testament. Below is a brief summary of this week’s featured presentation with a link to the video. We hope you will join us on April 27-28 for our second conference!

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.

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