FS 1103

Understanding Old Testament

Course ID
FS 1103
Campus
Muyenga
Level
Undergraduate
Instructor
Credit
3 CU
Method
Lecture

Module Overview

This course offers students a thorough survey of the Old Testament.  Students will be expected to understand the basic historical framework of ancient Israel, the general content of the Old Testament books, and the theological message(s) they convey.

Objectives

  1. To gain an appreciation of the Old Testament books as God’s Word
  2. To understand the history of Israel and the purpose of Israel as God’s people
  3. To understand the message and major themes of the Old Testament
  4. To learn basic skills of interpretation using selected texts
  5. To relate the message of the Old Testament to one’s own life in the contemporary African context and the world

Requirements

All students will need a Bible

Understanding the Old Testament: a UCU Foundation Course Study Guide

Lion Handbook to the Bible, Alexander, David & Pat (eds.), Oxford: Lion, 1973/1999.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Group discussions and Tutorials

Assessment

Course Works 50%
Written Examination 50%

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