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  1. Old Testament Survey

    Slide 1 - Old Testament Survey

    • Grand Canyon University: BIB-106
    • Josh Hartwell
  2. Slide 2

    • Module 1
    • Assignments
    • Goals
    • Importance
    • Welcome!
  3. Welcome!

    Slide 3 - Welcome!

    • It is great to have you in the class. This course serves as introduction to the Old Testament.
    • The goal of the course is to provide a greater foundation for understanding the Old Testament as a foundation for further coursework in biblical and theological studies.
  4. The Importance of the Old Testament

    Slide 4 - The Importance of the Old Testament

    • For Worship
    • Demonstrates God’s faithfulness to both his word and to his people
    • Provides examples of worship throughout the Old Testament
    • Stresses the desire of God to be the foremost
    • For Christian Studies
    • The Old Testament highlights the personhood of God
    • Defines humanity
    • Establishes the entrance of sin and the need for the Messiah
  5. Goals of the Course

    Slide 5 - Goals of the Course

    • Follow the biblical narrative
    • Identify the types of genres found in the Old Testament
    • Place historical periods into a sequential order
    • Begin to identify theological themes
  6. Assignments

    Slide 6 - Assignments

    • Discussion Forum
    • Answer DQs 1 and 2
    • Participate throughout the week
    • Study Guides
    • Answer the questions using the textbook provided for this course
    • Term Paper
    • The course design includes a term paper. The paper will completed in stages throughout the course according to the syllabus
    • Exams
    • There are three exams throughout this course. The study guides will provide some assistance in preparation for the exam.
  7. Discussion Questions and Participation

    Slide 7 - Discussion Questions and Participation

    • Discussion Questions
    • Each week you must answer both discussion question loaded into the classroom.
    • I am add one or two questions to the discussion forum to continue the conversation. There will not be required, but will count toward participation.
    • Participation
    • Participation requires you to engage your classmates on at least three different days of the week making two substantial posts on those days carrying the conversation.
    • Participation requires more than simple comments (e.g. good job, I didn’t think of that, etc.).
  8. Module 1: Background

    Slide 8 - Module 1: Background

    • BIB106
  9. Background: Why Study the Old Testament

    Slide 9 - Background: Why Study the Old Testament

    • A person will never properly understand the New Testament Scripture if the Old Testament Scriptures remain a mystery. . . (Benware, 1993,12).
    • Perhaps . . . our lack of understanding of the Old Testament that has brought about a basic deficiency in our knowledge of God and, as a result, our walk with Him (Benware, 1993, 13).
  10. Basics to the Old Testament

    Slide 10 - Basics to the Old Testament

    • Who?
    • God and humanity.
    • Both are central to the Old Testament as characters and authors
    • What?
    • The Old Testament is the narrative between God and the human creation.
    • The interaction demonstrates the very nature of God
    • .
    • When?
    • The Old Testament covers the creation of the universe to approximately 400 B.C.
    • It was written approximately 1400 B.C. to 400 B. C.
    • Why?
    • The Old Testament is the record of God’s continued interest and involvement with humanity, specifically the nation of Israel
    • Where?
    • It is generally understood the Old Testament primarily occurs in the modern day Middle East ranging from Iran to Egypt.
    • The primary focus is on the modern day nation of Israel.
  11. The Basic Outline of the Bible

    Slide 11 - The Basic Outline of the Bible

    • The Old Testament
    • The New Testament
    • Creation
    • Fall
    • Expectation
    • Messiah
    • Church
    • End Times
  12. The Hebrew Old Testament Organization

    Slide 12 - The Hebrew Old Testament Organization

    • TaNaK
    • Torah
    • Nevi’im
    • Ketuvim (Hagiographa)
    • Genesis through Deuteronomy
    • Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings)
    • Latter Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the 12 Minor Prophets)
    • Poetry (Psalms, Proverbs, Job)
    • Five Scrolls (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther)
    • Other Books (Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles)
  13. The Old Testament Historical Record

    Slide 13 - The Old Testament Historical Record

    • Genesis
    • Exodus
    • Numbers
    • Joshua
    • Judges
    • 1-2 Samuel
    • 1-2 Kings
    • Ezra
    • Nehemiah
  14. Module 1: The Content

    Slide 14 - Module 1: The Content

  15. The Covenants: Term Paper 1

    Slide 15 - The Covenants: Term Paper 1

    • The covenants mark a new working of God throughout the Old Testament. The Reformed Tradition and the Dispensationalist understand the role of the covenants differently. (We will park for a theological class).
    • In this module you will begin studying the five major Old Testament Covenants in the Term Paper Part 1
    • Resource for the Covenants:
    • http://www.compellingtruth.org/covenants-in-the-Bible.html
    • http://www.academia.edu/1574012/The_Covenants_in_the_Old_Testament
    • For further research:
    • Consider the type of covenants as well.
  16. Inspiration: DQ 2

    Slide 16 - Inspiration: DQ 2

    • Inspiration is the transmission of the biblical text from God to humanity. There are several theories as to the mechanism of this process as suggested by DQ 2.
    • As this question borders on the line of a theological statement the following resources are beneficial to this study:
    • Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology (Chapter on Inspiration)
    • Millard Erikson Christian Theology