BIBL105: Old Testament Survey

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

An introduction to the authorship and contents 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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


A student of God’s Word must consider the value of the Old Testament for his or her life. Not only is the Old Testament the history of the Jewish people, but it also holds God’s earliest teachings of sin, repentance, and justification. This course identifies the points of importance for a more complete, historical, and contextual understanding of God’s revelation to man.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. For Video Discussion: Relating to David, Jonathan, Daniel, or Nehemiah, the student will post a 3-5 minute video in place of the thread. The student is required to reply to at least 3 other classmates’ threads (or videos) for each thread. Each reply must be at least 150 words. The student must support assertions with references from the specified course textbook. (CLO: D)

This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Christianity & Contexts 3 and 5.

Old Testament Bible Study Assignments (3)

The student will complete a Bible study assignment where he or she will demonstrate correct use of the hermeneutical method in order to properly study, understand, and teach a passage from the Old Testament. The student will seek to discover what can be learned from the selected passage when using the technique of observation, interpretation, correlation, and application. Additionally, the student will connect the Bible passage to the redemptive narrative of Scripture. Rather than using the typical research paper format, this Bible study assignment will be completed by using a template that addresses each component of the hermeneutical method. The assignment will be completed in three parts in Module: Weeks 2, 4, and 6. (CLO: C & D)

This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Christianity & Contexts 2, 3, and 5.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Quiz questions come from the assigned Bible chapters and the assigned chapters from The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 21–25 multiple-choice, true/false, or short-answer questions. The student will have 1 hour to complete each quiz. (CLO: A & B)

This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Christianity & Contexts 1 and 4.

Extra Credit GENED Assessment Test

The student may complete a comprehensive General Education Assessment for extra credit. Questions are drawn from the six foundation skills (Civic & Global Engagement, Communication & Information Literacy, Christianity & Contexts, Critical Thinking, Social & Scientific Inquiry, and Technological Solutions and Quantitative Reasoning). Extra credit point(s) will be awarded for each correct response and will be factored into the overall grade of the student. This quiz will be closed-book/closed-notes, contain 28 multiple-choice, true/false, and multiple-answer, and will have no time limit.

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