Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will present “From Malachi to Matthew” Wednesdays Oct. 3-24, 2012 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. James E. Davison, director of Continuing Education and at PTS, will lead the course.

This course will be broadcast live from PTS to the off-site locations. Attendees at the off-site locales will see and be seen by all participants. Discussion will involve participants at all locations which include Pittsburgh Seminary, New Wilmington, Pa., and Wheeling, W.Va.

It has often been said that one cannot understand the New Testament without understanding the Old Testament. The same is true for “the time between the Testaments.” Much happened in—and to—Jewish life in this period. By the time Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the world of Old Testament times had changed drastically. In this series of classes, participants will consider major developments in Palestine, such as the coming of the Roman legions, the rise of synagogues, and the emergence of the Pharisees, Essenes, and other groups. Recognizing these sorts of changes will enable students not only to understand the world that Jesus experienced in 30 A.D., but also to appreciate more fully the Gospels and their relevance in our lives today.

0.6 Continuing Education Units and certificates can be made available upon request. Registration fee is $65 at PTS and $50 at the satellite sites. Contact the Office of Continuing Education with questions at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu. Online registration and payment is accepted.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 310 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.