HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER.
OOT 111: Old Testament Survey (Online)
This class surveys all of the Old Testament books with an emphasis on authorship, cultural and historical background, literary structure, and major themes. Attention is given to the general flow of Old Testament history. This is a seven-week intensive course. (3 Units)
COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Completing this course:
- Students will have exposure to the whole range of Old Testament writings and will understand their place in the historical and cultural setting in which they were written.
- Students will understand the literary characteristics of the different genres of literature found in the Old Testament.
- Students will have an introductory level of understanding of each book of the Old Testament.
- Students will be able to do an inductive study of Old Testament passages and apply insights learned to their own lives.
- Students will gain an understanding of scholarly writing related to biblical studies.
Dr. Gary C. Bailey (PhD Amridge University, MAR Evangelical Seminary, BA Messiah College) is president of BLI where he also teaches Old Testament courses, the Wesleyan Experience, pastoral leadership, and biblical languages. Before becoming president, Dr. Bailey served in pastoral and church ministries for 24 years.