For many, the idea of being locked in a room with a professor for the better part of an hour while he discusses pottery fragments, rabbinic scribal errors, and bits of scrolls found in Quamran caves, probably isn’t going to conjure feelings of unbridled joy. Few are going to high five the person next to them, “Yes, we’re going to study ancient Hebrew textual traditions! Bring it on!”
Let’s face it, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But it’s still an important topic. And for those who have dedicated the better portion of their lives to studying background issues like this, such as Dr. Peter Gentry, professor of OT at SBTS, I’m truly grateful.
So if you’ve ever wondered about the reliability of the OT, come and listen. It’s a fascinating discussion… but only if something in your life is making the subject live, as it were, or “in the milieu.”
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Must Listen Factor: Specialized (which means low for most).