Old Testament Foundations


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One semester, 4 credit points
Semester 1, 2019
(Offered annually)
Andy Judd

From Adam and Eve to Abraham, Moses, King David and everyone in between, this unit encourages us with the faithfulness of God throughout history. We see how, in the midst of a fallen world, God created a people for himself and restored the ideals of creation through a tiny, insignificant nation and, eventually, through the royal line of David. We see the depths of Israel’s sin, their horrific acts of idolatry and apostasy. But we see also the heights of God’s love, the strength of his saving arm and his faithfulness to his promises. This unit provides a helpful overview of the first part of the Old Testament up until 2 Kings, with a focus on the Old Testament covenants and key themes that develop from Genesis to Kings. Along the way we have the chance to think further about some of the difficult parts of the Old Testament, such as the topics of creation and Canaanite genocide, that arise in everyday conversation.


Section A: The Pentateuch / Torah
  1. Genesis 1–11
  2. Genesis 12–50
  3. Exodus
  4. Leviticus and Numbers
  5. Deuteronomy

Section B: Historical Books / Former Prophets

  1. Joshua and Judges
  2. 1–2 Samuel
  3. 1–2 Kings

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