Course Syllabus

Course Teacher: Sylver Estrao

Contact: 778-988-2780/ e-mail:


  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.), a biblical theology of the Old Testament, and the chronological developments in the history of Israel.


By the end of this course student 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.


The student must:  

1. Read through the entire Old Testament before the final examination. If you do not read completely the OT books, you will not pass the class.

2. Make a timeline that shows the chronological development of the kings of Judah starting with Saul. In the same document, make another timeline that shows the chronological development of the kings of Israel starting with Saul. These charts should be submitted together.

  1. For requirements second: creativity, color, and layout will better the grade.
  1. The “spirit” of this assignment is for you to have a tool to help you navigate through 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, and 1-2 Chronicles. The more time you spend on developing this tool, the better you will be able to understand all the different Kings of Israel and Judah.

3. Tests must be taken on the specific dates and submit it to your professor for grading. Late submission of a quiz will be marked zero.

4. Memorize the assigned Scriptures

5. Complete the Midterm and Final exam on the specific dates and submit it to your professor for grading.

6. Earn a passing grade on the Final Exam and all work completed.


A. Academic Dishonesty:

Scholastic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, collusion, unauthorized collaboration, or any other such action this is designed to give an unfair advantage to the student is considered cheating and will not be tolerated. By enrolling in this course, you have agreed to PWBC’s guidelines for handling academic dishonesty.


This is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another writer and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Common forms of plagiarism are copying words or ideas and not giving the writer credit for them by providing proper reference.

I hope you enjoy this course as much as I enjoy teaching it. If you are having problems, questions, or just want to talk, I encourage you to contact me in person, on the phone, or via email. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU! Don’t let small problems during a semester grow to a crisis at the end. It is always easier to repair anticipated difficulties than to untangle a mess!