Day Two is under my belt, and yet again, I feel good. Quite good. Another five hour session, from 8am to 1pm.
Today I received four OT questions. They were (roughly) as follows.
Discuss the last 25-30 years in Pentateuchal scholarship, citing specific portions of the Pentateuch where relevant. Mention the treatments of Rendtorff, Blum, Carr, Van Seters, among others.
Compare form-critical and holistic/canonical approaches to the Psalter. Demonstrate these approaches with “wisdom” in the Psalms.
Old Testament Theology
Choose three OT theologians from the 20th century and describe their approach to constructing an OT theology. Demonstrate each approach with texts from the OT.
Discuss your view of how the book of Isaiah depicts the Temple and sacrifice. Pay attention to scholarship and cite from the biblical text. Choose either a synchronic or diachronic approach.
I wrote about 9 pages on Pentateuch, and 7 pages on the other three questions . . . so 30 pages total in five hours. Wow.
This weekend my task is memorizing 10 NT questions for my final day of tests on Monday.
All the best!