Old Testament I: Creation and Covenants
[Begin Transcript] How did we get here? What do the different feasts and the promises given to the patriarchs in the first five books of the Bible that we call the Pentateuch have to do with me today? Join us in Creation and Covenants as we unlock the mysteries and bring out the passionate promises of God and apply it to our world today, as we get to see the cornerstone books of the Bible come alive. [End Transcript]
Course Description: This course surveys the books of the Pentateuch placing special emphasis on biblical beginnings and the development of the covenants as foundational for God's working in the rest of Scripture. Attention is given to background matters, and critical and theological issues.
Learning Outcomes: The learner will:
- Recall the major events, characters, themes and structures of the text.
- Explain how the narrative of the text informs their theology.
- Integrate background material in the interpretation of the text.
- Assess critical approaches to the text.
- Demonstrate an ability to evaluate and synthesize appropriate scholarly resources.
- Employ the text in their spiritual and biblical growth.
Unit 1: Laying the Foundation
This unit introduces us to Old Testament and the Pentateuch. George Koon is introduced as a guest speaker and gives his thoughts on Genesis and Hamartiology (Doctrine of Sin).
|View:||Introduction of the Old Testament|
|View:||Introduction of George Coon|
|View:||Genesis as the Foundation|
|View:||Sin Enters the World|
|Read:||Shirley, “History of Redemption"|
|Complete:||Journal Assignment 1|
|Complete:||Journal Assignment 2|
Unit 2: The Sovereign God Beginnings
This unit will investigate how God created the world and the beginning of His interaction with His people.
|View:||Creation to the Patriarchs|
|View:||Patriarchs to Joseph|
|Complete||Investigating the Biblical Narrative – Genesis|
|Complete:||Journal Assignment 3|
Unit 3: The Almighty God of Redemption
In this unit special attention will be given to God’s power, His holiness, and the dwelling of His presence.
|View:||From Bondage to Deliverance|
|View:||The Law and the Tabernacle|
|Complete:||Investigating the Biblical Narrative – Exodus|
|Complete:||Journal Assignment 4|
Unit 4: The Holy God of Fellowship
The special focus of this unit will be on the holiness of God, and what he required for His people to also be holy.
|View:||How to be Holy|
|View:||Day in the Life of a Priest|
|Complete:||Investigating the Biblical Narrative – Leviticus|
|Complete:||Journal Assignment 5|
Unit 5: The Righteous God of Testings
This unit will look at the arrangements to enter Canaan, punishment for their unbelief, and preparations to enter Canaan.
|View:||Preparations and Punishment for God's People|
|View:||Practical Aspects of Worldview|
|Complete:||Investigating the Biblical Narrative – Numbers|
|Complete:||Journal Assignment 6|
Unit 6: The Unfailing God of Reminders
This unit will look at the history of Israel, the future of Israel, and a special focus on chapter 6 as it applies today.
|View:||Restatement of the Law for a New Generation|
|View:||Practical Actions for All Generations|
|View:||New Commitment for a New Generation|
|Complete:||Investigating the Biblical Narrative – Deuteronomy|
|Complete:||Journal Assignment 7|
|Submit:||Course Final Examination|
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Note: All Scripture references are taken from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise indicated.