The story of Ruth, ancestor of Jesus. En route to Kingship - the books of I & II Samuel. God's call to Samuel - a sense of vocation. David & Goliath. David's becoming King. The Messianic Promise to the House of David. Themes: Courage, Calling, Friendship, Future Hope. Seasonal themes for Hannukah & Christmas.
Critical reading/understanding of the Bible narratives. Role playing.
Hebrew Scriptures texts. Film: "King David"
Lecture. In-class reading & discussion. Role playing. Group work.
Class participation. Skits (written/performed). Quiz/Test instruments.
Understanding of the critical role played by special women in Israel's history. Appreciation of the notion of a calling/vocation (e.g., Samuel, David). Understanding of the importance of the idea of a Messiah.