An introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing 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 Genesis through I & II Samuel. This course is 8 weeks long.
Lecturer: Dr. Will Varner
That the student will become familiar with the general contents and interpretation of the Old Testament books from Genesis through II Samuel.
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 importance for a thorough understanding of the New Testament.
Eight 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.
Six Reading Worksheets based on Larry Heyler's book.
A book report reviewing The Messiah.
Two proctored exams
Clip from video lecture featuring Lecture Professor Varner