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BIBL 105-002 Syllabus FALL 2012
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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BIBL 105-002: Old Testament Survey (3 Credit Hours) Fall Semester 2012 Professor’s Name: Dr. Ed Hindson Office: RH 128 GA: Michael Herbert Email: 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 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. 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 . (Publisher’s Solution, 2010). 4. 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 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
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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
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