Survey of the Old Testament II – GBST 104

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A comprehensive survey of 1 Kings-Song of Songs.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

A student of God’s Word must consider the value of the Old Testament for his/her life. Not only is the Old Testament the history of the Jewish people, but also 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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the truths of the Old Testament as it applies to today’s believer.
  2. Evaluate the content of this portion of the Old Testament through authorship, literary style, and theological development.
  3. Analyze the role and significance of the Old Testament as foundational truths for the teachings of the New Testament.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, Bible readings, and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

There will be 5 Discussion Board Forums throughout the course. Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will post 1 thread of at least 400 words, and the student will reply to 2 other classmates’ threads in at least 200 words. For each thread, the student will support assertions with at least 3 citations from separate sources in current Turabian format. Each reply should cite at least 1 source. Acceptable sources include commentaries published in the last 20 years, journal articles published in the last 20 years, and any textbooks from the course. Quoting the Bible does not count toward the source total.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 12 multiple-choice, short answer, and true/false questions, and two essay questions. The student will have a 40-minute time limit.

Final Exam

The Final Exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 35 multiple-choice and true/false questions and 3 essay questions. There is a 1-hour and 40-minute time limit for this exam.