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UNIVERSITY BIBL LIBERTY 105-002: Old Testament Survey (3 Credit Hours) Fall Semester 2012 Professors Name: Dr. Ed Hindson ehindson@liberty.edu Office: RH 128 GA: Michael Herbert Email: mwherbert@liberty.edu Office: RH 128 (office hours posted on Blackboard) Office Phone Number: 434-582-7915 I. Course Description An introduction to the authorship, contents and flow of the Old Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places, and events, as well as to key chapters in the Old Testament revelation. II. Rationale This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the Old Testament. As such it is an introduction to God, to His plan, His purpose and His ways of dealing with man. A study of the Old Testament is an introduction to all of history, with a special focus on the history of Israel. As such it provides an historical and theological backdrop for the coming of Jesus Christ, the introduction of the Church, and the writings of the New Testament. III. Prerequisite Statement For this introductory Bible course, there are no prerequisites. It is the students responsibility to make up any prerequisite deficiencies, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, which would prevent the successful completion of this course. IV. Materials List Required Materials: 1. Ed Hindson, Gary Yates, eds. The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey (B&H, 2012). ISBN 9781433677076 2. Ed Hindson. Courageous Faith. (AMG, 2003). ISBN: 9780899571324 3. Ed Hindson. Old Testament Survey Notes. (Publishers Solution, 2010). 4. The Bible (Any translation of the students choice). *Bring your Bible to every class. Recommended Supplemental Reading: King James Bible Commentary. Thomas Nelson, 1983. V. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. Identify the books and the unique distinctions of each of the four sections of the English Old Testament: the books of the Pentateuch, Historical books, Poetical books and Prophetical books 2. Arrange the Old Testament books in chronological and historical sequence and to summarize the history of Israel as recorded in the Old Testament 3. Identify the essential themes and content of each of the Old Testament books 4. Identify the basic ancient Near Eastern cultures and demonstrate their influence throughout the Old Testament 5. Demonstrate an understanding of the theological continuity between the Old Testament and the New Testament VI. Assignments/Requirements Reading: Chapters in The Essence of the Old Testament (EOT) or Courageous Faith (CF) will be assigned for most class periods. See the Course Calendar for due dates. This material will be covered on quizzes and should be kept up to date with the schedule. [Learning Outcomes 1,3,4] Exams: There will be three exams (250 points each) covering the lectures. Each exam will cover a specific section of the course only; they will not be cumulative (See Course Calendar). Each exam will be announced ahead of time along with suggestions for study. The Course Calendar may be adjusted as the course progresses. [Learning Outcomes 1-5] Quizzes: There will be 20 quizzes (12 points each) covering all the assigned textbook readings. The student should come prepared for a quiz every day. Bring a #2 pencil to class every day. Attendance will be recorded daily. [Learning Outcomes 1-4] Class notes follow the PowerPoint presentations in class. The student should fill in the blanks. These notes are not intended to cover everything the student needs to know but they will reinforce the material visually presented in class. Therefore the student should take their own notes along with those provided. The student will be responsible for everything said in class. [Learning Outcomes 1-5] Class Attendance: The student is expected to attend all classes and to maintain mental clarity throughout all class periods; the class requires thinking. Class lectures will be given and notes should be taken in order to get the full value of the class. See Attendance Policies below. [Learning Outcomes 1-5] VII. Grading Policies (All Classes have a 1,000 point Scale) A. C = 700 799 D = 600 699 B. Distribution: 250 points 750 points 1,000 points C. VIII. Scale: A = 900 - 1000 B = 800 899 No extra credit is available. Students are encouraged to do their best throughout the course. Since any missing quizzes will hurt your grade, it is important to set good attendance and work habits early in the semester. Consistent and persistent work throughout the semester is the best way to pass the class. Quizzes = Exams = F = Below 600 Attendance Policies For the good of the Liberty University student body, a consistent attendance policy is needed so that all students in all majors will understand the expectations of faculty in all their courses. In general, regular and punctual attendance in all classes is expected of all students. At times, students will miss classes. These absences will be identified as either excused or unexcused and will be handled per the policy below. Excused Absences Excused absences include all Liberty University sponsored events, to include athletic competition or other provost-approved event. Absences due to medical illness that are accompanied by a doctors note will be excused. Absences due to family situations such as a death in the family or a severe medical condition will be excused Students will not be penalized for excused absences and will be permitted to make arrangements to complete missed work. Unexcused Absences Classes that meet: o Three times per week will permit three unexcused absences per semester. o Twice per week will permit two unexcused absences per semester. o Once per week will permit one unexcused absence per semester. Questions regarding unexcused absences must be resolved by the student with the professor within one week of the absence. Students may appeal these decisions to the respective dean within one week. Extraordinary circumstances regarding excessive absences be will addressed by the student with the faculty member, department chair, and dean as required. Penalties for each unexcused absence over the permitted number per semester will be as follows: 50 points for classes that meet 3 times per week 75 points for classes that meet 2 times per week 150 points for classes that meet once per week Students who are late for class 10 minutes or less are considered tardy but present for the class. If a student misses in-class work due to tardiness, the faculty member may choose not to allow the student to make up this work. Three class tardies will be counted as one unexcused absence. Students who are more than 10 minutes late for class are considered absent IX. Other Policies Dress Code Students are expected to come to class dressed in a manner consistent with The Liberty Way. Honor Code We, the students, faculty, and staff of Liberty University, have a responsibility to uphold the moral and ethical standards of this institution and personally confront those who do not. Academic Misconduct Academic misconduct includes: academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and falsification. See The Liberty Way for specific definitions, penalties, and processes for reporting. Disability Statement Students with a documented disability may contact the Office of Disability Academic Support (ODAS) in DH 2016 to make arrangements for academic accommodations. For all disability testing accommodation requests (i.e. quieter environment, extended time, oral testing) Testing Services in the Bruckner Learning Center is the officially designated place for all tests administered outside of the regular classroom. Drop /Add Policy A Fall/Spring course may be dropped without a grade, tuition, and fee charges within the first five days of the semester. From the sixth day until the last day of class, a Fall/Spring course may be withdrawn with a grade of W. Classroom Policies The inappropriate use of technology, such as cell phones, iPods, laptops, calculators, etc. in the classroom is not tolerated. Other disruptive behavior in the classroom is not tolerated. Students who engage in such misconduct will be subject the penalties and processes as written in the Liberty Way. Students are responsible for any and all information given in class, including announcements pertaining to quizzes, exams, and/or date changes. If the student is absent it is their responsibility to find out what important announcements might have been made, and to secure any missed notes from another student. Make-up quizzes and exams must be taken within 1 week following an excused absence. Follow the instructions on Blackboard under Quiz Information for contact information and office hours in order to make up any quiz missed due to an excused absence. Drinks with spill proof lids are permitted. NO FOOD is to be eaten in the class room before or during class. Quizzes missed due to an excused absence will be made up in Towns Hall room 128. No appointment is necessary to make up a quiz, stop by during the office hours posted on Blackboard and bring a copy of the documentation excusing your absence with you (Doctors note, etc.) that will be kept on file. Exams missed due to an excused absence will need to be approved prior to being made up. Only work missed due to an excused absence is eligible to be made up (See VIII. Attendance Policies above). X. Calendar for the Fall 2012 Semester ** Assigned Reading / Quiz Date Topic Lecture Topic or EXAM 21-Aug 23-Aug T R 28-Aug 30-Aug T R Quiz 1 EOT Ch. 2 OT World Genesis (2 Genesis (3) 4- Sep 6- Sep T R Quiz 2 CF Abraham Quiz 3 CF Jacob Genesis (4) Exodus 11- Sep 13- Sep T R Quiz 4 EOT Ch. 5-6 The Pentateuch & Genesis Quiz 5 CF Joseph Leviticus Numbers 18- Sep T 20- Sep R Quiz 6 EOT Ch. 7 Exodus EXAM 1 EXAM 1 Deuteronomy EXAM 1 (Genesis Deuteronomy) 25- Sep 27- Sep T R Quiz 7 EOT Ch. 4 OT Canon Quiz 8 CF Moses Joshua Judges 2- Oct 4- Oct T R Quiz 9 CF Joshua Quiz 10 EOT Ch. 11 Historical Books Ruth 1-2 Samuel 9- Oct 11- Oct T R Quiz 11 CF Jephthah Fall Break Kings & Chronicles Fall Break 16- Oct 18- Oct T R Quiz 12 CF Samson EXAM 2 EXAM 2 Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther EXAM 2 (Joshua- Esther) 23- Oct 25- Oct T R Quiz 13 EOT Ch. 21 Poetic Books Quiz 14 EOT Ch. 3 Archaeology & OT Job Psalms & Proverbs 30- Oct 1 - Nov T R Quiz 15 EOT Ch. 27 Major Prophets Quiz 16 EOT Ch. 28 Isaiah Ecclesiastes & Song of Solomon Isaiah 6- Nov 8- Nov T R Quiz 17 EOT Ch. 31 Ezekiel Quiz 18 CF Daniel Jeremiah Ezekiel 13- Nov 15- Nov T R Quiz 19 EOT Ch. 32 Daniel Quiz 20 EOT Ch. 33 & 46 Minor Prophets & Epilogue Daniel (1) Daniel (2) Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break 20- Nov T 22- Nov R 27- Nov 29- Nov T R 4-Dec T Course Introduction Genesis (1) Minor Prophets (1) Minor Prophets (2) EXAM 3 EXAM 3 EOT = Essence of the Old Testament CF = Courageous Faith **This Schedule May Be Adjusted As The Course Progresses. EXAM 3 (Job-Malachi) XI. Bibliography These resources are not required, but may be helpful for future reference in the study of the Old Testament: Archer, G. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. Chicago: Moody Press, 1990. Arnold, B. and B. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008. Borland, J. Christ in the Old Testament. Chicago: Moody Press, 1999. Geisler, N. A Popular Survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977. Harrison, R. K. Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1969. Hill, A. and J. Walton, A Survey of the Old Testament. Zondervan, 2009. House, P. and E. Mitchell, Old Testament Survey. Nashville: B&H, 2007. LaSor, W. S., Hubbard, D. A., & Bush, F. W. Old Testament Survey. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. Merrill. E. H. An Historical Survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991. Schultz, S. J. The Old Testament Speaks. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980. Young, E .J. An Introduction to the Old Testament. 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