Brittany Hale is a current Master of Arts in Theology student at Fuller's Sacramento campus.
(i) Why did you choose this class?
This will be my first two-week intensive course. I took the class on the Pentateuch last quarter, and it was a massive amount to cover in ten weeks. I chose this class in particular because I was intrigued by the idea of truly immersing myself in the study of just one book. Judges is also a perfect follow-up to the Pentateuch. Though it is not necessarily possible to take all of our courses in order, I find that when I can schedule my classes this way my learning builds upon itself.
(ii) What have you enjoyed the most about this class so far?
I anticipate enjoying having class each evening, instead of once a week. I look forward to what I imagine will be a fast-and-furious Bible study, where we do not only get to know the text, but each other as well. I also look forward to delving into a time in Israel’s history that I am less familiar with.
(iii) What do you hope this class will equip you for?
My undergraduate degree is in Literature, so I especially appreciate the opportunity to blend literary theory with exegesis of biblical narratives. Judges will be an excellent book for honing this particular interest of mine. Also, though this is an English text course, I am hoping to practice my Hebrew translation skills. Thus, the study of the language, the context, and the actual content of the book should come together, just as it does in sermon writing, teaching, or leading others in studies of scripture. READ MORE ABOUT 'JUDGES'