Year One: Old Testament

Year One

CBI Process

Old Testament (OT) is Year One of the CBI certification process. We begin with an Orientation that explains the requirements of the process and introduces the participants to Bible Basics, Catholic Biblical Interpretation and a comprehensive introduction to the study of and reflection on the Old Testament.

The schedule of dates and topics is below.

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Year One: Old Testament 2024-2025
  • August 24, 2024 – Orientation
    • Introduction to Bible Study Leadership Process: The ins and outs -Team
    • Bible Basics and Catholic Principles of Biblical Interpretation – Fr. Parker Sandoval, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
    • Introduction to the Old Testament: Context of Empire, Significant Dates – Daniel Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University
  • September 14, 2024 – Pentateuch I: Pentateuch or Torah = Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy –  Michael Barber, Augustine Institute
  • October 12, 2024 – Pentateuch II – Michael Barber, Augustine Institute
  • November 16, 2024 – Early Histories: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel – Andrea Saner, Augustine Institute
  • December 7, 2024 – Age of the Kings:  2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles – Israel McGrew, Augustine Institute
  • January 18, 2025 – The Twelve Prophets – Daniel Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University
  • February 8, 2025 – Into Exile: 1st Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes – Daniel Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University
  • March 15, 2025 – Return and Rebuilding: 2nd and 3rd Isaiah, Ezra, Nehemiah – Jina Kang, McCormick Theological Seminary
  • April 26, 2025 – Second Temple and Apocalyptic Tradition: Daniel, Esther, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Baruch – Andre Villeneuve, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
  • May 17, 2025 – Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Book of Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira – Anthony Pagliarini, University of Notre Dame
  • June 14, 2025 – Psalms – Mark Giszcek, Augustine Institute

Winners of the Registration Giveaway!
  • 3rd to register – Flor Abadilla
  • 7th  to register – James Smith
  • 12th to register – Jenny Fracasso
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– Flor Abadilla, 3rd to Register
– Jenny Fracasso, 12th to register

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