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