Gordon College                                                        Dr. Ted Hildebrandt

BCM 101 Old Testament                                        ted.hildebrandt@gordon.edu

Summer, 2017                                                          School:  978-927-2300 Ext 4412

                                                                                    Home: 978-948-6172
Website: OT Lit May Term Materials                 Cell:  978-317-5289
http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/

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1.  Course Description:.  Old Testament History, Literature and Theology  examines Old Testament history and teaching within the cultural, geographical and literary backgrounds of the ancient Near East.  Archaeology, comparative history and literature as well as key theological themes underlying the New Testament and Western culture are explored. The Old Testament is one of the great pieces of literature of all time.  Its text will be explored to answer some of the great questions that have faced humankind for millennia.   

 

2.  Course Goals

    When you have successfully completed this course you will: 

            recall the basic content of the Old Testament (OT);

comprehend the origin and transmission of the OT text;

comprehend OT cultural issues and their relevance to post-modern culture;

            analyze, interpret and apply the meaning of OT texts from multiple
                        perspectives;

critically evaluate and integrate your thinking with current OT

research and historical and archaeological discoveries;

distill, formulate and integrate your view of God, his working with
            individuals/nations throughout history in the development of his
            kingdom in heaven and on earth;

comprehend, reflect on, understand and apply OT community and
                        moral/ethical constructs; and  

share a commitment to caring for the creation, environment and
                        see connections of the liberal arts disciplines as part of your religious
                        commitment and worldview as supported by the OT.

 

3.  OBJECTIVES of OT History and Literature class

 

Cognitive Objectives 

You will understand:

                        the basic historical framework of the OT,

                        the factual details and stories that compose the OT,

                        the process of how the Old Testament came to us,

                        the customs and cultural issues manifested in the OT,

            the meaning and implications of the Old Testament stories for today,

                        God's character (mercy, justice, love, holiness) and actions in history

                                    (sovereignty, covenant, war, shalom, forgiveness, retribution,

                                    redemption, salvation, anger, wrath, divine suffering, et
            al.)

                        theological reasons for the care of creation and valuing of human life
            and basic human rights,

                        the different stages of faith and spiritual formation, and

                        the nature of sin and its consequences collectively and individually.

 

           Affective Objectives 
          You will appreciate

                        the value of the Old Testament,

                        the greatness of God and human responsibility in response

                                    in terms of holiness, pursuit of personal and collective
            justice and mercy, 

                        God's use of and interaction with human culture,
the value of the various disciplines of the liberal arts as supported by
            the OT

 

           Skill Objectives
          You will be able to

                        identify major themes, genres and styles of OT literature,

                        interpret texts according to their original intent and setting,

                        apply the meaning and significance of the Old Testament          
            stories to life within postmodern culture

            critically evaluate interpretive options of some of the major

            “difficult” passages in the Old Testament, and

                        ask big questions (the meaning of life, death, suffering, destiny,

                                    happiness, choices, etc.) of the text and pursue answers

 

4.  Textbooks 

            1) A Bible in an accurate translation (NIV, NLT, NRSV, NASB, KJV,

                        NKJV, Net Bible are all good choices; I have prepared a DASV
                        [Digital American Standard Version; vid. my website] which is
                        available in text and audio on the web site). These and other versions
                        are available online at www.biblehub.com and www.biblegateway.com
                        biblicalelearning.org and www.biblicaltraining.org among others.
                        You may find the “wave Bible,” “Bible,” and the “bible.Is” phone apps
                        useful as well.

            2) Digital resources:  All of the resources will be made available online

in the form of course PowerPoints, video and audio.  The professor
            is seeking to limit the cost for textbooks by constructing a web site
            that will make substantial OT resources available to students online. 
            The point is to harness and provide access to the potential of the
            Internet technology for the benefit of our learning environment. 

This is going to be a multiple year project so your patience and

suggestions are requested as I attempt to build piece by piece this

online resource.  Some of the benefits are that these resources are
            available to anyone, at anytime from anywhere in the world (it also
            saves you over $50 for textbooks).
 

For this course you need only consult the web "Old Testament Lit."
                        [just Google "Ted Hildebrandt" pick Gordon College or use
                        this URL:  
              
http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/index.cfm 

            It is a good idea to bookmark it. 

The web site will have:

Daily assignments listed
            DASV [Digital American Standard Version] text/audio

Class interactive video/audio available

Bible Quizzer

Getting Started with Genesis… readings
Get Lost in Jerusalem Virtual Reality walk-thru

 

Blackboard will be used for:

            Turning in Article review/critique,
                        exams/quizzes, and
                        grade posting.

The web site will also facilitate your exploration of topics

beyond this course and beyond the walls of Gordon after you

graduate. The online materials are also available to your friends
            and family if others want to see what you are learning.  The readings
            including the DASV OT itself are available in multiple formats
            (*.doc, *.html, *.pdf) as well as audio (*.mp3) for virtually all the
            readings.   

All students taking the course are required to purchase the course materials ($20 cash for access to the materials). Payment should be made prior to the start of the class (May 22).  You will not be able to take the first Saturday exam unless payment has been received prior to Saturday May 27.  In short, please take care of this as I don’t want to have to chase you down.  I do not make anything personally from this.  The funds are used to develop more materials for the OT/NT courses so they can be provided cheaply to students and others in digital formats.   

 

 


 

4.  Course Policies

            A.        Students are expected to complete the daily assignments online in
                        terms of doing the daily readings [Bible; Getting Started With…],
                        interactive video viewing and quiz interactions as well as Bible
                        Quizzer preparations etc. Much of this course is asynchronous and
                        can be completed at your own pace, your own place and time.    

            B.        All quizzes must be taken on time and are due by 2:00 AM that
                        night] it is assigned for.  Missed quizzes will be assessed
                        as to whether they are excused or unexcused.  Unexcused misses
                        will result in an automatic 30% deduction for that quiz.  A late quiz
                        must be made up by the next day after that they will not be accepted.  
                        This is an intensive course and things must be done at the designated
                        times.

 

            Quizzes will be given on M/W/F and article review/critique will be done on
                        the Thursday.

                        The quizzes will generally be over the Bible Quizzer, the biblical
                        text and Getting Started with series. I will also ask you if you have
                        gone through the Interactive video/quiz combos as specified in the
                        daily assignments.

 

C.        All exams must be taken on time.  There will be four exams that
                        will be on Saturdays.  The questions for these exams will be
                        derived from the Interactive Video/Quiz Combo web pages and
                        basically over the video lectures. 

 

In short:

1)     Quizzes: (MWF) will be over the Bible reading, Bible Quizzer,
      and Getting Started with… readings and Get Lost in Jerusalem.

2)     Exams:  Saturdays will be over the interactive video lectures
      with questions pulled from the interactive quiz section.

3)     Article reading and writing:  Thursday nights (8:00 PM on Blackboard).
                 

 

5.  Integrity

            This is a class in biblical studies.  Integrity is at the heart of what is being

learned.  Thus any cheating or plagiarism will result in an automatic failure of the whole course.  If you are unclear what falls into the category of plagiarism check in the Student Handbook pp 8f. and/or contact me.

Each quiz and exam will have an integrity statement that the exam/quiz was completed without the use of any external helps (hard copy or digital). 
 Quizzes and exams are to be completed without any external aids (notes or
 helps of any kind).  

 

7.  Students with Disabilities:  Students with disabilities who need academic

            accommodations must speak to professor and also inform him in writing

            regarding the nature of the disability and the request for specific

            accommodations within the second day of class.  Ann Seavey from the

            Academic Support Center must be made aware of and approve in writing the

            accommodations requested.  Students are also responsible for making sure

            documentation of the disability is on file in the Academic Support Center. 

            See Ann Seavey, Jenks 412 Ext 4746.  Failure to register in time with the

            Professor and have the ASC approve the desired accommodations will

            compromise our ability to provide the desired accommodations.

 

8.  Technology accessibility:  Your PC/Tablet/phone should be able to access the
                                    following technologies.
                        Web pages in a browser (IE, Safari, Chrome; Firefox won’t play the
                                    mp4 videos so be careful with it).  HTML 5
                        Videos: Flash and mp4 videos
                        Text:  HTML, Acrobat (*.pdf)
                        Audio:  *.mp3
                        Gordon:  Blackboard access (grades, blogs, quizzes/exams)
                        Email is probably the best way to get a hold of me:

                                    ted.hildebrandt@gordon.edu

 

9.  Tentative Evaluation Percentages:  generally I begin my curve with the
            following

                        100-92 [A/A-]

                        91-82   [B+-B-]

                        81-70   [C+-C-]

                        69-65   [D]

                        65-0     [F]

 

            Quizzes over biblical readings, Bible Quizzer,
               Getting Started with series and Get Lost. 
                I will also ask you if you’ve done the Interactive

                Videos                                                       :                       40%  (M/W/F)

            Exams: Saturday mornings over video content               40% (Sat)

            Article reading/writing Thursday evenings over questions

                 you may have and interesting topics for discussion
                 based on the readings or lectures.  8:00 PM                20%  (Thurs)
Grades will be posted on Blackboard.

10.  Assignments:
            Summary:  Basically there are 5 things we will do to come to grips with

            the text and meaning of the Old Testament: 
                        1) Read the biblical text –on quizzes (every other day). Use the Bible
                                    Quizzer to prepare as the quiz questions will be drawn from

                                    the “Beginning” level of the Bible Quizzer.
                        2) Read the “Getting Started with X” series; on quizzes (every other
                                     day)—
                        3) Do the Interactive Video/Quiz combos for the 26 lectures; exams
                                    (Saturdays)
                        4) Read/write articles on what you are reading/watching/
                                    listening to (Thursday at 8:00 PM)
                        5) Exploring Get Lost in Jerusalem (HTML5/Flash) when we get
                                    to David in 1 and 2 Samuel.          

11.  Suggestions valued:  Since this is the second time through and I would
            appreciate any ideas you have for making this course and its digital
            pedagogy more effective. 

12.  Synchronous versus non-synchronous:  Much of this course will be able to
            be done on your own (Bible reading/Bible Quizzer/Getting Started with …
            readings) any time in the day you want. Exams and quizzes must be
            done on the days listed but it is up to you when on that day you do them.
            The day changes at 12:00 mid-night.  The assignments are timed on that
            so if something is not in on that date it is late.  This is an intensive course
            so do everything you can not to get behind. 

 

Tentative Assignment Schedule

                         

FIRST WEEK:  

Pre-course viewing: Watch Interactive video/quiz combo for lectures 2-4
            Journal entry: 1 page summary of your religious background, training, 
                        turning points and where you are headed academically as well
                        as what you hope to get out of OT Lit. Email it to the prof prior

                        to the start of class (May 22). Email to me prior to the class
                        starting [ted.hildebrandt@gordon.edu]


Follow the assignments online they will be more up-to-date and accurate. 

 

            May 22          1) Watch the Bible-in-Five 5 minute video on Genesis 1-25
                Mon.           2) Bible: Read/listen to Gen 1-11.
                                    3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 5 (read/listen
                                                to, view and interact with).

                                    Quiz:  I’ll ask you if you’ve gone through the lectures 2-4

                                                videos as well as lecture 5 (the actual testing on the
                                                lecture videos content will be on Saturday; here I’ll
                                                just ask you if you’ve gone through them--yes/no).
                                                You will be quizzed over the content of Gen 1-11 (use
                                                            the Bible Quizzer to help you here—
                                                “Beginning” level--
                                                (vid. the example quiz online as a sample).

                         http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/OTLit/BibleMCQuizzer/index.html

                                                      These quizzer questions are also available for drilling at: 
                                                                     www.quizlet.com (see online links for May 16 in the online assignment
                                                                                    web page. Many students like Quizlet the best for studying.
                                                                                Direct links to www.quizlet.com quizzers found on online web page.


                        Genesis Stories to know. There will be multiple choice content questions
                                    over these stories. Use the Bible Quizzer to check your knowledge
                                    and prepare for the quiz. The questions on the quiz will be taken
                                    from the Bible Quizzer “Beginning” level):
                                    7 days of creation (Gen. 1)
                                    Garden of Eden and the Fall (Gen. 2-3)
                                    Cain and Abel (Gen. 4)
                                    Flood (Gen. 6-9)
                                    Noah's drunkenness (Gen. 9)
                                    Tower of Babel (Gen. 11)

May 23          1) Bible: Read/listen to Gen 12-25.  Know the stories below.
    Tues.          2) Read or listen to:  Getting Started with Genesis

3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 6 (read/listen
                                    to, view and interact with).

ARTICLE READING/RESPONDING: Due Thursday night by
                                   2 AM.

Read article and write up 1/2 page (150-200 words)
                        summary/critique and 2-3 questions you would like

            to explore more and why.

Sailhammer, "Cosmic Maps" (Web *.html; Word *.docx; Acrobat
                        *.pdf) Audio *.mp3

Genesis Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over these
            stories; use the Bible Quizzer to check your knowledge and
            prepare for the quiz—the questions on the quiz will be taken from
            the Bible Quizzer “Beginning” level):
            Abram’s Call (Gen 12)
            Abram in Egypt – Sarah’s situation (Gen 12)
            Abraham rescues Lot – Melchizedek (Gen. 14)
            Hagar and Ishmael (Gen 16)
            Covenant and Circumcision (Gen 17)
            Abraham, Lot, & Sodom (Gen 18‑19)
            Abraham's sacrificing of his son  (Gen 22)
            How Isaac met Rebekah (Gen 24)
            Birth and relationship of Jacob & Esau; birthright (Gen 25)

            May 24          1) Watch the Bible-in-Five 5 minute video on Genesis 26-50

               Weds.          2) Bible: Read/listen to Gen 26-38
                                 3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 7 (read/listen
                                                to, view and interact with).
                                    Quiz:  

                                    Memorize:    Gen 1:27, 2:24 [optional]
                                    1) Know the Bible content and stories from Tues. Gen 12-38  (use quizzers)
                                    2) Assignment and Getting Started in Genesis.  
                                    3) Watch Course lecture videos 6-7
                                    4) Watch Bible-in-Five Video for Genesis 26-50
                                   
                                    Use the OT Lit Summer Bible Quizzer or Quizlet.com to study
                                                 the questions which will be on the quiz.

 

                        Genesis stories to know (multiple choice content questions over these stories as
                                                well):

                                    Jacob getting the blessing (Gen 27)
                                    Jacob at Bethel (Gen 28)
                                    Jacob's getting his wives and Laban's goods (Gen 29f)
                                    Jacob's wrestling with the angel  (Gen 32)
                                    Dinah and the Shechemites (Gen 34)
                                    Joseph's dreams and bondage (Gen 37)
                                    Judah and Tamar (Gen 38)

            May 25          1) Bible: Read/listen to Gen 39-50

               Thurs.          2) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 8 (read/listen
                                                to, view and interact with).            

                                    Memorize:    Gen 50:20  [optional]

                                    See list of stories to know below.
                                                Use the Bible Quizzer or Quizlet.com to prepare for those
                                                specific stories.
                        Genesis Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over these
                                    stories):

                                    Joseph and Potiphar’s wife (Gen. 39)
                                    Joseph & Cupbearer/Baker dreams (Gen 39‑40)
                                    Pharaoh's dreams (Gen 41)
                                    Joseph and his brothers to Egypt for food (Gen 42-43)

                                    Jacob’s blessings and death (Gen. 49-50)

                        Article reading/responding due on Blackboard 2 AM.
                                    Summarize, critique, ask questions and interact. 

            May 26          1) Watch Bible-in-Five Video on Exodus 1-18
                Frid.            2) Bible: Read/listen to Exod 1-10

                                    3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 9 (read/listen
                                                to, view and interact with).
                                  4) Read/listen to Getting Started with Exodus
                                    5) Look at the Sinai Pictures for 10 minutes online

                                   
                                    Quiz over the Genesis 39-50 stories (Thurs. assignment)
                                                and Exodus 1-10
                                                Will ask if you watched videos 8-9 and Bible-in-Five: Exod.  
                                             Getting Started with Exodus (1-2 m/c questions on it)
                                                Did you look at the Sinai Pictures for 10 minutes?

           
                        Exodus Stories to know (multiple choice content question over these
                                    stories):

                                    Mid-wives and the infants (Ex 1)
                                    The birth of Moses (Ex 2)
                                    Moses meeting his wife (Ex 2)
                                    Burning bush (Ex 3)
                                    God's calling of Moses [Moses' excuses] (Ex 4)
                                    Contest between Moses and the Magicians (Ex 7‑8)
           

            May 27          Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 10
               Sat.              (read/listen to, view and interact with). Study for Exam.          
                                    Exam over the video Lectures 2-10. Questions drawn from
                                    the Interactive Video/Quiz Combos.  You will have 90
                                                minutes for the exam (should only take 45 minutes if
                                                you are prepared). All the questions will be drawn from
                                                the interactive video questions (these are also available
                                                on Quizlet.com; see online assignments for links).

 

Completion of Week 1

 

 

SECOND WEEK:

            May 29          1) Bible: Read/listen to Exodus 11-20

               Mon.            2) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for Course Lecture 11                                    
                                                (read/listen  to, view and interact with).
                                    3) Read/listen to:  Getting Started with Exodus,
                                    Memorize:  Ps 23:1-3 [Optional]
 

 

                                    Quiz over
                                                1) Did you watch Course Lecture video #11
                                                2) Exod 11-20 story content (Bible Quizzer) and
                                                3) Getting Started with Exodus

                                    Exodus Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over
                                                these stories):
                                    Slaying of the firstborn (Ex 11)
                                    The first Passover (Ex 12)
                                    Red Sea (Ex 13‑14)
                                    Manna (Ex 16)
                                    Rock‑water (Ex 17)
                                    Ten Commandments (Ex 20)

                                    4) ARTICLE READING/RESPONDING: due Thursday night
                                                Readers: Article to read and write up 1/2 page (150-200 words)
                                                            summary/critique and 2-3 questions.:

                                                Allen, "Bloody Bridegroom" (Web *.html; Word *.docx; Acrobat
                                                            *.pdf) Audio *.mp3



            May 30          1) Did you watching the Bible-in-Five Exodus 19-40?

               Tues.           2) Bible: Read/listen to Exod 21-24; 32-34
                                    3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 12
                                                (read/listen to/view and interact with).

Memorize:  Ps. 23:4-6 [Optional]
                        Exodus Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over
                                    these stories):

                                                Case Laws (Ex 21-24)
                                                Golden calf incident (Ex 32)  


            May 31          1) Bible in Five: Leviticus video;

               Wed.            2) Bible: Read/listen to Leviticus 1-6, 10-12, 16, 23, 25-26
                                    3) Getting Started with Leviticus

                                    4) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 13
                                                (read/listen to/view and interact with).
                                    Memorize:  Lev. 19:2, 18 [Optional]

                                    Quiz

                                    1) Did you watch/listen to video of lectures 12-13,

2) Bible content of Exodus 21-24; 32-34 and Leviticus 1-6, 10-12,
                        16, 23, 25-26

                                    3) Getting Started with Leviticus multiple choice questions

                                    4) Did you watch the Bible in Five videos for Exodus 19-40 and
                                                Leviticus?
     
                       
                                                Leviticus Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over
                                                these stories/Bible Quizzer/ Quizlet.com):

                                                What were the 5 types of sacrifices (Lev 1-6)
                                                What were the 2 requirements for eating (Lev 11)
                                                            Land animals
                                                            Fish

                                                            Birds (1 rule)
                                                Nadab & Abihu (Lev 10)
                                                Describe the Day of Atonement details
                                                What are the 5 feasts of Israel (Lev 23)
                                                What is done on the Sabbath year? (Lev 25)
                                                What is the Jubilee year? (Lev 25)
                                                What were the blessings and curses (Lev 26)  

 

            June 1            1) Bible in Five:  Numbers

               Thurs.          2) Read/listen to Numbers 5-6, 11-28, 35-36

                                    3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 14
                                                (read/listen to/view and interact with).

                                    4) Readers: Article to read and write up 1/2 page (150-200 words)
                                                summary/critique and 2-3 questions for Allen, "Bloody
                                                Bridegroom" article
                                                Blog/Chat tonight (2:00 AM on Blackboard)
                                    5) Read/listen to:  Getting Started with Numbers,

                                    See list of stories to know below and use the Bible quizzer.

                                    Numbers Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over
                                                            these stories):

                                                Nazirite vow (Num 6)
                                                Miriam’s and Aaron's rebellion (Num 12)
                                                Spies (Num 13)
                                                Korah, Dathan & Abirum rebellion (Num 16)
                                                Aaron's budding rod (Num 17)
                                                Moses and the rock (Num 20)
                                                Bronze snake (Num 21)
                                                Balaam's "cursing" (Num 22‑24)
                                                Know what 5 feasts are in Israel (Num 28:16‑29:15)
                                                Levitical cities and cities of refuge (Num 35)

                                               

            June 2            1) Bible in Five:  Deuteronomy

               Fri.               2) Bible: Read/listen to Deuteronomy 1-8, 12, 17-20, 27-28, 34
                                    3) Read/listen to Getting Started with Deuteronomy
                                    4) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 15(read/listen
                                                to, view and interact with).                        
                                    Quiz on:

            1) Did you watch/listen to video of lectures 14-15,

      2) Did you watch the Bible in Five for Numbers and
                  Deuteronomy

            3) Bible content of Numbers 5-6, 11-24 and Deuteronomy 1-
                        8, 12, 17-20, 27-28, 34 (questions from the Quizzer/
                        Quizlet.com; and

1)            4) Getting Started with Numbers and Deuteronomy multiple
                  choice questions
     
Kosher rules for clean land animals, birds and fish (Dt 14)
      [Hint: two rules for each, 1 rule for birds]
                  Names of the three major feasts (Dt 16)
                  King's duties (Dt 17)
                  Prophet (Dt 13:1‑5; 18:14‑22)
                  Cities of refuge (Dt 19)
                  Blessings and curses (Dt 27‑28)
                  Joshua taking leadership (Dt 31)
                  Song of Moses (Dt 32)
                  Death of Moses (Dt 34)

                       

            June 3            Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 16
            Sat.                              (read/listen to/view and interact with).    
                                    Exam over the Lectures 11-16. Questions drawn from the 
                                    Interactive Video/Quiz Combos: 

Completion of Week 2  Half way!

 

 

THIRD WEEK:

            June 5            1) Watch Bible in Five -- Joshua

               Mon.            2) Read / listen to Getting Started with Joshua

                                    3) Joshua Bible reading:  Read/listen to Josh 1-12, 23-24
                                 4) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 17
                                                (read/listen to, view and interact with).                                                                                         Read/listen to Getting Started with Joshua          

                                    Quiz on:
                                    1) Did you watch Bible in Five -- Joshua

2) Did you watch/listen to video of lectures 17,

                                    3) Bible content of Joshua 1-12; 23-24; (work off the Quizzer
                                                questions or Quizlet) and

                                    4) Did you read "Getting Started with Joshua" multiple choice
                                               

                                    Joshua Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over
                                                            these stories, use the Bible Quizzer to prepare):

                                                Crossing the Jordan (Josh 3)
                                                Rahab and the Spies (Josh 2)

                                                Taking of Jericho (Josh 5-6)

                                                Achan's Sin (Josh 7)
                                                Attacks on Ai (Josh 7-8)
                                                Gibeonite Deception (Josh 9)
                                                Sun Standing Still (Josh 10)
                                                Covenant renewal at Shechem (Josh 24)

 

            June 6            1) Bible in Five – Judges  and Ruth (2 short videos)

               Tues.           2) Read/listen to:  Getting Started with Judges,

2)     Bible: Read/listen to Judges 1-21 and Ruth 1-4

                                    4) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 18
                                                (read/listen to, view and interact with).    

                                    5) ARTICLE READING/RESPONDING: Due Thursday night by 2
                                                AM. Readers: Article to read and write up 1/2 page (150-200
                                                words) summary and 2-3 questions for the Responder:
                                                Coppenger, "War and the Golden Rule" (Web *.html; Word
                                                *.docx; Acrobat *.pdf) Audio *.mp3

                                    Judges Stories to know (multiple choice content questions over
                                                            these stories):

                                                Ehud (Judges 3)
                                                Deborah & Barak (Judges 4-5)
                                                Gideon [Fleece & drinking separation, Midianites;
                                                            Golden Ephod] (Judges 6-8)
.                                               Abimelech & Jotham's allegory/parable (Judges 9)
.                                               Jephthah (Judges 10-11)
                                                Samson [wife, prostitute, Delilah, death] (Judges 13-16)
.                                               Danite migration (Judges 17-18)
.                                               Levite’s concubine, Benjaminite warfare & wives (Judges
                                                            19-21)
                                                Ruth/Naomi/Boaz story


 

            June 7            1) Bible in Five video:  1 Samuel

               Weds.          2) Bible: Read/listen to 1 Samuel 1-17,
                                    3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 19
                                                (read/listen to, view and interact with).    

                                                1 Samuel Stories to know:
                                                            Birth of Samuel (I Sam 1)
                                                            Philistines capturing the ark (1 Sam 4)
                                                            Samuel anoints Saul (1 Sam 9)
                                                            Jonathan's defeat of Philistines (1 Sam 14)
                                                            Lord rejects Saul:  Amalekites (1 Sam 15)
                                                            Anointing of David (1 Sam 16)
                                                            David and Goliath (1 Sam 17)

                                    Quiz on:  
                                    1) Did you watch/listen to video of lectures 18 and 19,

2) Did you watch the videos for Bible in Five-- Judges, Ruth, 1
                                    Samuel

                                    3) Bible content of Judges 1-4, 6-9, 11, 13-16, 18, 19-20; Ruth 1-4
                                                and 1 Samuel 1-17 (Quizzer/Quizlet.com)

                                    4) Getting Started with Judges multiple choice questions

                        Judges stories, Getting Started with Judges from Tues.


 

            June 8            1) Bible: Read/listen to 1 Sam 18-31

 Thur.             2) Spend 45 minutes in "Get Lost in Jerusalem" checking out
                                                using the “List of Sites” to get to the sites: 

                                    Area G excavations (read discussion on what you are

seeing in Area G and Warren’s Shaft), Warren's Shaft,

Hezekiah's Tunnel/Pool of Siloam (go through tunnel),
            Tomb of the kings, (read the discussions there and look
            around).  Kidron Valley (Absalom’s Pillar),
            Be Able to answer questions on things you saw there.
3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 20
            (read/listen to, view and interact with).                            
 
Memory verses:  Ps 100:1-3 [optional]

                        1 Samuel Stories to know:
                                    Saul's attempts to kill David (1 Sam 19)
                                    David & the priests of Nob & Saul (1 Sam 21)
                                    David's twice sparing Saul (1 Sam 24, 26)
                                    Abigail & Nabal (1 Sam 25)
                                    The Witch of Endor (1 Sam 28)
                                    Death of Saul (1 Sam 31)


                                    4) ARTICLE READING/RESPONDING: Responders answers to
                                                questions due tonight by 2 AM Readers: Article to read and write

                                                up 1/2 page (150-200 words) summary/critique and 2-3 questions
                                                            for Coppenger, "War and the Golden Rule"

            June 9            1) Watch the Bible in Five videos for 2 Samuel and Psalms

               Frid.             2) Bible:  Read/listen to 2 Samuel 1-24,
                                    3) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 21
                                                (read/listen to, view and interact with).    

                                    Memory verses:  Ps. 100:4-6 [optional]
                                    4) Spend 30 minutes on the temple mount, Western (Wailing)

Wall, and South wall excavations--Get Lost in Jerusalem.


      Quiz on:

                                    1) Did you watch the Bible in Five videos for 2 Samuel, and Psalms

                                    2) Did you watch/listen to video of lectures 20 and 21,

                                    3) Bible content of 1 Samuel 18-31 and 2 Samuel 1-24

                        4) Know the 4 sites in Get Lost in Jeursalem, + wailing/western
                                                wall, south wall excavations and temple mount

 

            Stories to know from 2 Samuel

            Conflict of David & Ishbosheth (2 Sam 2‑4)
                        Ark brought to Jerusalem (Uzzah 2 Sam 6)
                        Davidic covenant (2 Sam 7)
                        Mephibosheth (2 Sam 9)
                        David and Bathsheba (Nathan; 2 Sam 11‑12)
                        Amnon & Tamar (2 Sam 13)
                        Absalom (2 Sam 14‑18)
                        Plagues (2 Sam 24)

 

            June 10          Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 22
              Sat.                           (read/listen to, view and interact with).                            
                                    Exam
over the Lectures 17-22. Questions drawn from the 
                                    Interactive Video/Quiz Combos. 

Completion of Week 3

 

 

FOURTH WEEK

            June 12          1) Watch the Bible in Five video for 1-2 Kings

               Mon.            2) Bible:  Read/listen to 1 Kings 1-22

3)     Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 23
 (read/listen to, view and interact with).         
 Memory verses:  Ps 139:8, 23-24  [optional]

                                    Quiz on:
                                    1) Did you watch the Bible in Five video for 1-2 Kings

                                    2) Did you watch/listen to video of lecture 23,

                                    3) Bible stories and content of 1 Kings 1-22 (Quizzer or Quizlet
                                                questions)


                                    Know the following stories:
                                                Solomon becomes king (1 Kgs 1)
                                                Solomon's wisdom (1 Kgs 3)
                                                Solomon & the temple (1 Kgs 5‑6)
                                                Solomon's prayer of dedication (1 Kgs 8)
                                                Solomon & the Queen of Sheba (1 Kgs 10)

                                                Solomon’s problems (1 Kgs 11)
                                                Ahijah's prophecy against Jeroboam (1 Kgs 11)
                                                Rehoboam's mistake (1 Kgs 12)
                                                Jeroboam's sin (1 Kgs 12:25ff)
                                                Man of God from Judah (1 Kgs 13)
                                                Elijah and the ravens (1 Kgs 17)
                                                Elijah and the widow of Zarephath (1 Kgs 17)
                                                Elijah and the prophets of Baal (1 Kgs 18)
                                                Elijah at Horeb (Sinai) (1 Kgs 19)
                                                Naboth's vineyard (1 Kgs 21)
                                                Ahab's repentance (1 Kgs 21)
                                                Micaiah's prophecy against Ahab (1 Kgs 22)

 

            June 13          1) Bible: Read/listen to 2 Kings 1-25

               Tues.           2) Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 24
                                                (read/listen to, view and interact with).    

                                    3) ARTICLE READING/RESPONDING: Due on Thursday by 2:00
                                                AM Readers: Article to read and write up 1/2 page (150-200
                                                words) summary/critique and 2-3 questions for the

John Day, Imprecatory Psalms"

Know the following stories:
            Translation/ascension of Elijah (2 Kgs. 2)
            Widow’s oil & Shunammite’s son (2 Kgs 4)
            Naaman healed (2 Kgs 5)
            Jehu anointed king, death of Jezebel (2 Kgs 9)
            Joash repairs the temple (2 Kgs 12)
            Israel exiled & Samaria resettled (2 Kgs 17)
            Hezekiah & Sennacherib (2 Kgs 18)
            Hezekiah’s illness (2 Kgs 20)
            Book of the law found (2 Kgs 22)
            Josiah renews the covenant (2 Kgs 23)
            Fall of Jerusalem & Zedekiah’s demise (2 Kgs 25)
                               

      June 14          1) Bible in Five Videos to watch:  Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs
         Weds.          2) Read/listen to “Getting Started with Ecclesiastes” Dr.
                                          Elaine Phillips
                              3) Bible:  Read/listen
to Eccles 1-3, 12; Prov 1, 3, 6-8, 31; Job 1-3;
                                                      40-42

                                    Do the interactive video/quiz combo for lecture 25                               
                                    (read/listen to, view and interact with).

 

                                    Quiz on:

                                                1) Did you watch/listen to video of lecture 24-25

                                                2) Did you watch the Bible in Five for: Job, Proverbs,
                                                            Ecclesiastes

                                                3) Know the story Bible content for 2 Kings stories and Job
                                                            1-2, 40-42; Eccl. 1-3, 12 and Prov. See summer

                                                            Quizzer or Quizlet.com

                                                There is a quizzer for Eccles. and Prov and 2 Kings but not
                                                            for Job (sorry—study it on your own)

                                                4) Read and be able to answer questions on Dr. Phillips
                                                            "Getting Starting with Ecclesiastes"
           

 

                               

June 15          1) 2 Bible in Five videos:  Ezra-Nehemiah, and Esther                  Thurs.         2) Read/listen to Dr. Elaine Phillip’s “Getting Started with Esther”
                        3) Bible:  Read/listen to:  Ezra 1, 3-4, 9, Nehemiah 1-4, 8-9, 13;
                                                            Esther
                        4) Watch video for Lecture 26 (read/listen to or view)
                        5
) ARTICLE READING/RESPONDING: send both to
                                    ted.hildebrandt@gordon.edu -- LAST ONE!

                                    Readers: Article to read and write up 1/2 page (150-200 words) summary,
                                                critique and 2-3 questions:

                                                John Day, "Imprecatory Psalms"                   

                                    Ezra stories to know:

                                                Cyrus' edict (1)

                                                Temple building & opposition (3 &4)

                                                Darius' letter and temple completion [Passover] (6) skip

                                                Artaxerxes letter & Ezra's return (7 & 8) skip

                                                Intermarriage problem (9 & 10)

                                    Nehemiah stories

                                                Nehemiah's burden: wall (1)

                                                Nehemiah's request (2)

                                                Wall inspecting (2)

                                                Opposition (4)

                                                Ezra's law reading & confession of sin (8 & 9)

                                                Nehemiah's reforms (13)
                                    Esther Stories:

                                                Vashti Deposed (1)

                                                King's search for a queen (2)

                                                Haman's plot (3)

                                                Esther's trap (5)

                                                Mordecai Honored (6)

                                                Haman hanging (7)

                                                Purim Celebration (9)

 

 

June 16          1) 4 Bible in Fives: Bible in Five: Book of the 12 Pt. 1 (video); 
            Fri.                              Book of the 12 Pt. 2; Isaiah 1-40;  Isaiah 41-66 (video); .
                                    2) Bible:  Read/listen to Psalms 1-5, 22, 51, 73, 139
                                    3) Getting Started on Esther and Esther stories from Thurs.

                                   
                                    Be able to answer questions on these Psalms: 51, 139

                        Read/listen to Hosea 1-6, Amos 1-2, Jonah, Dan. 1-6, Isa. 1-
                                                11, 40, 53;  Jer. 1-8;  Habakkuk
                                    No interactive video lectures—Enjoy (focus on reading the
                                                prophets)
                                    Know the Bible Quizzer content for Dan 1-6, and
                                                know the details of Hosea 1-3 with Hosea/Gomer and
                                                Isa. 53 
                        Quiz: 
                                    1) Did you watch/listen to video of lectures 25 and 26,

                        2) Did you watch the Bible in Five for: Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther,
                                                 Book of the Twelve 1 & 2, Isaiah 1 & 2,

                        3) Bible Reading selections from: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel,
                                                Psalms, Hosea, Jonah, and Isa. Quizzer only for Ezra, Neh,
                                                Esther and Daniel.

                                    None built yet for Isaiah or Psalms (sorry)

                                    Bible stories and content of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Dan. 1-
                                                6, Hosea 1-3, Isa 53.

                                    There are quizzers for Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, and Dan. 1-6,
                                                Hosea but not yet for Isa. or Psalms

                        4) Getting Started with Esther by Dr. Phillips


            June 17          Exam over the Lectures 23-26. Questions drawn from the 
              Sat.               Interactive Video/Quiz Combos. Give your evaluation of the
                                    course and make suggestions.       

                        You have until Sunday mid-night to finish this exam. 

Completion of Week 4 and the course
 


 

 

                          Framework of the Old Testament (10+1)

                                     P-PEW  C-JU  D-ERA


Primeval History:                Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, Babel
Patriarchs:                            Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph
Exodus:                                 Pharaoh and the Plagues, Moses and the Sea
Wilderness:                          Covenant at Sinai, Tabernacle, manna

Conquest:                             Joshua Jericho, divides the tribes
Judges:                                  Deborah/Barah, Gideon, Jephthah and Samson
United monarchy:                Kings Saul, David, Solomon, 40, 40, 40

Divided Monarchy:             Kings of the north all bad (Ahab); kings of the south few
                                                good (Uzziah, Hezekiah, Josiah), North to Assyria; Prophets
Exile:                                     To Babylon, Judah goes, Daniel knows, Ezekiel
Return:                                  Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Jerusalem walls and temple
Apocrypha:                           Maccabees and Epiphanes

 

5 Dates to know for the OT:
            Abraham:                   2000 B.C.
            David:                        1000 B.C.
            North to Assyria:      722 B.C.
            South to Babylon:    586 B.C.
            Malachi ends it:        400 B.C.