An introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing both thematic and exegetical methods. Literary structure, historical background, and parallel passages are also utilized to discover the unique and priceless lessons of each book. This survey covers Kings through Malachi. This course is 8 weeks long.
That the student will become familiar with the general contents and interpretation of the OT books from I Kings through Malachi.
That the student will be able to distinguish the different literary genres of this section of the OT - History, Poetry, and Prophecy.
That the student will recognize the importance of historical and geographical background for the proper interpretation of this section of the OT.
That the student will recognize the overall importance of the OT, its proper authority, and its absolute necessity for a thorough understanding of the New Testament.
2 proctored exams
Ten Reading Reports on Scripture reading. Students must post brief comments on the passages they read that week and then respond to another student's comment.
Five Reading Worksheets based on Larry Heyler's book.
A Book Review of The Message of the Prophets
Clip from video lecture featuring Lecture Professor Varner