A Free Advent Webinar
December 9, 2012 at 7PM EST
Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology
Small Advent Glimpses of God’s Big Cosmic Promises:
The Old Testament Lectionary Texts for Advent, Year C
An overview and study of the Old Testament texts of hope and promise assigned for the four Sundays of Advent in the Revised Common Lectionary for Year C: Jeremiah 33:14-16—a righteous branch for David, Malachai 3:1-4—a messenger of refining fire, Zephaniah 3:14-20—the LORD will fight for us, and Micah 5:2-512—O little town of Bethlehem.
We will look at all four texts, but focus on the last two since those are upcoming in the lectionary. We will explore how these biblical texts can deepen our understanding of the season of Advent and its themes of hope, waiting, repentance, and preparation for the coming of the Christ child into our world and into our lives today.
Dennis T. Olson is the Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology and Chair of the Biblical Studies Department at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his M.Div. from Luther Theological Seminary and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. An ordained Lutheran minister, Olson is currently the Pentateuch general editor for a thirty-volume project titled, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Walter de Gruyter), and the author of many articles and books, including “Genesis,” in The New Interpreter’s Bible One Volume Commentary (Abingdon Press, 2010).
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The webinar is made possible by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.