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A general overview of the message of each Old Testament book, including how they relate to one other to form the whole, pertinent introductory issues (author, date, occasion, uniqueness, etc.), biblical theology of the Old Testament, and the chronological developments in the history of Israel.
By the end of this course, students will be familiar with…
A. The backgrounds (author, date, origin, recipients, occasion, and characteristics) of each of the seventeen OT historical books, five OT poetic books, and seventeen OT prophetical books.
B. The different themes of the Old Testament.
C. The general content of the OT books, including a key word for each book.
D. The relevance of each OT book to world missions.
E. A general biblical theology of the Old Testament.
In addition to the statements above, the students should…
F. Make attitudinal and behavioral changes in his/her life as a result of the increased understanding of the message of the Old Testament.