Survey of the Old Testament I – GBST 103

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/16/2022

Course Description

A comprehensive survey of Genesis–2 Samuel.

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 their lives. Not only is the Old Testament the history of the Jewish people, but it 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

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

There will be 5 Discussions throughout this course. Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to post a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread is to be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student must reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 175 words. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

The student will complete 2 Interpretive Papers based on the given topics. These papers must each be 600-750 words and use current Turabian formatting. A minimum of 2 sources must be cited in each paper. These papers will be 125 points each. (CLOs: A, B, F, G)

The student will complete 7 quizzes in this course. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain 20 true/false and/or multiple-choice questions. The student will have 45 minutes to complete each quiz. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)