Studying the Pentateuch

A Masters-level seminary course from Ryle Seminary being taught this fall at St. George’s Burlington.


Ryle Seminary, based in Ottawa, is expanding this fall and beginning a course in its first satellite location in Burlington, Ontario. The Masters-level seminary course will be taught at St. George’s Anglican Church (ANiC) by Rev. Len Finn on the Pentateuch—the first five books in the Bible.


The 10-week course will delve into how these first five books are shaped both individually and as a collection, as Israel’s foundational Torah (instruction), as well as how this Torah – across all its pages – ultimately reveals Jesus Christ.



The Reverend Leonard Finn is pastoral assistant at St. George's and a Th.D. candidate in Biblical Studies, Old Testament, at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. He holds an M.Div. from Trinity School for Ministry (Pennsylvania, USA), an M.Phil. in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has previously taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Valdosta State University (Georgia, USA), and Geneva College (Pennsylvania, USA).


The course runs Sept 11 – Nov 27 (reading weeks: Oct 9, Nov 6) with a final exam Dec 4th. It is open to anyone, and available for credit or for auditors(anyone who wants to attend but not for credit). Tuition for credit is $930, and for auditors $250.


For more information you can go to the St. George’s webpage for the course here:


Ryle Seminary is an evangelical, cross-denominational school seeking to equip students for confident gospel ministry. It is located in downtown Ottawa, near Parliament Hill and is affiliated with Church of the Messiah, which is part of the Anglican Network in Canada.

Scott Hunt