Undergraduate Course Catalog

Old Testament

OT 301 – Introduction to the Old Testament

  • Course Number: OT 301
  • Department: Old Testament
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

The course will give an overview of the entire Old Testament, highlighting the authorship, themes, and historical context of each book. Included will be a brief study of the lives of the main men and women of the Old Testament world. This course uses the survey method of study. Here students will not only learn “about” the Old Testament, but also learn “how to study inductively.” Students will be guided through background information and other materials as they are encouraged to discover for themselves each of the Old Testament books.

OT 302 – Historical Geography of Israel

  • Course Number: OT 302
  • Department: Old Testament
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

In Historical Geography of Israel the students will learn about the geographic regions of Israel and how the geography affected the lives of peoples who lived there in biblical times. The student will study the context of the surrounding regions and civilizations that played a huge role in the history of the Promised Land. There will also be opportunity to apply historical and geographical information to selected biblical texts and stories.