About this lecture: This is the nineteenth lecture for the Principles of Biblical Interpretation course. Dr. Watson discusses historical contexts of the Old Testament narratives and the importance of the being aware of ancient cultural mentality while studying them. This is part one of two in this subject.
The purpose of this course is to help students develop an understanding of principles and techniques important to the study, interpretation, and application of the Scriptures.
About the professor: Dr. David Watson is the Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of New Testament at United Seminary in Ohio. David is an ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has worked in the local church and in a United Methodist campus ministry. He currently serves on the Miami Valley District Committee on Ordained Ministry and the West Ohio Inclusive Body of Christ Ministry Team for Persons with Disabilities. As Academic Dean, Dr. Watson oversees the academic program of the school and is a member of United Seminary’s Executive Staff.