BIBL 105-002: Old Testament Survey (3 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester 2012
Professor’s Name: Dr. Ed Hindson
Office: RH 128
GA: Michael Herbert
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.
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.
For this introductory Bible course, there are no prerequisites.
It is the student’s responsibility to make up any prerequisite deficiencies, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, which would prevent the successful
completion of this course.
Ed Hindson, Gary Yates, eds.
The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey
. (AMG, 2003). ISBN: 9780899571324
Old Testament Survey Notes
. (Publisher’s Solution, 2010).
The Bible (Any translation of the student’s 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
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
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the theological continuity between the Old Testament and the New