Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I took this class almost five years ago, and I still remember how disappointed I was. The content was fantastic, and it was an honor to have Dr. Hartman as a professor. However, the class was supposed to be a survey of the Old Testament. Instead, Dr. Hartman dragged us through a series of deep theological points that resulted in us barely making it through half of the Old Testament. Now that I am out of school and studying scripture on my own, I realize what a benefit it would have been to me to have made it through the entire old testament and simply touched on each book of the Old Testament. I missed out on a lot of information about the prophets while we spent more than six weeks just on the book of Genesis. While I understand the significance of the book of Genesis on the gospel message, it would have been more beneficial to learn about the Old Testament as a whole. Overall, the class was good, and Dr. Hartman is an excellent professor.
I learned a lot about the book of Genesis. Dr. Hartman really camped on the basic theology of sin and depravity and their effects on the gospel. The class was almost five years ago, but I also specifically remember him talking about Nebuchadnezzar's dream about the statue, and it's prophetic implications. However, I also believe I remember him saying we would not be tested heavily on it, even though it is such an important topic.
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Advice for students:
If you have the option to take this class in the afternoon, that may be a very wise decision. I took it first thing in the morning, and it was hard not to fall asleep.