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Unformatted text preview: MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE SYLLABUS OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY BI1111,2 Dr. Marty Fall 2007 I. COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this course is to trace historically and chronologically the major people, places and events in the Old Testament explaining the relevant historical and cultural background and enabling the student to relate the study of the Old Testament to the Christian life. II. COURSE OBJECTIVES At the end of this course the student should be able to: A. Trace chronologically the major people, places and events according to the ten Old Testament historical periods. B. Correlate books, events, people, and places with the appropriate historical period. C. Explain the historical setting, purpose, theme and basic content of each book of the Old Testament. D. Recall from memory the book and chapter references for crucial biblical and doctrinal subjects. E. Engage in further study of the Old Testament for spiritual growth and preparation for ministry with confidence and enthusiasm. III. COURSE REQUIREMENTS A. Reading: 1. Students are required to read the Old Testament according to the following schedule and write a summary of the story line of the Old Testament. The story line should include a summary of the major people, places, and events in the Old Testament. Students must use Encountering the Old Testament and at least two additional sources writing their summary. A Study Bible and the textbook notes by Dr. Marty are considered additional sources. Students do not need to write a summary of each book of the Old Testament, but you must explain how each book contributes to the development of the story line. Students may use the historical periods that are identified in this course for the writing of the story line. A ten percent (10%) penalty per day will be assessed to late reading reports. No late reading assignments will be accepted if it is more than four (4) class days late except in the case of illness or an unexpected emergency. Partial credit will be given for incomplete reading. Your reading should be completed according to the following schedule: 1) Report #1 Due Sept. 18Primeval to Wilderness (Includes Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). 40 points 2) Report #2 Due Oct. 23Conquest thru United Kingdom (Includes Joshua; Judges; Ruth; 1 and 2 Samuel; 1 Kings 1-11; 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles 1-9; Job; Psalms; Proverbs; Song of Solomon; and Ecclesiastes. PsalmsWrite a summary of Psalm 16, 42, and 101. Your summary should include the following: Author Background (Occasion) Summary of contents including an explanation of significant figures of speech One theological truth about God and man from each of the three Psalms The Law of the Lord BI1111,2 Syllabus Page 2 Proverbs--Select five proverbs and write an explanation (interpretation) of each of them. 60 points 3) Report #3 Due Nov. 20Divided Kingdom thru single Kingdom and Fall (Includes 1 Kings 12-22; 2 Kings; 2 Chronicles 10-36; Pre- Exile Prophets). 60 points...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BI 1111 taught by Professor Marty during the Spring '08 term at Moody Bible Institute.

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