"Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD." (Psalm 34:11)


Welcome to the page for Old Testament Studies. (Middle School Bible)

Course Syllabus

 

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First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to give middle school students an in-depth study of the historical development of God’s work and plan of redemption. During this course, students will be tracing the growth of the Kingdom of God as they study the unified course of historical events within the Old Testament. This Old Testament study is designed to show the way in which God prepared, accomplished, and continues to apply redemption for His people and thereby has and continues to advance His saving Kingdom. Major course objectives include: 1) a study of the history and authority of the Bible; 2) an overview of themes and issues relating to redemptive history such as God’s covenantal promises, typology, messianic prophecy, and a Christological interpretation of God’s laws; 3) an examination of the characteristics of saving faith as they are evidenced in the lives of various Old Testament saints; 4) an overview of Hebrew poetry; and 5) the memorization of various Bible texts.


COURSE TOPICS:

1st Nine Weeks
Survey of the development of redemptive history within the Old Testament
Summary of the history of the Bible and our English versions
Hermeneutics and exegesis
Introduction to the typology of the Old Testament
Overview of the authority of the Bible
Historical study of redemption within Genesis
Topics included in Genesis: creation, fall, redemption, flood, patriarchs, covenant
Book report
Formal paper (written in debate or dialogue format)
Memorization of pertinent Bible texts

2nd Nine Weeks
Historical study of God’s plan of redemption revealed in Exodus
Examination of Israel in bondage, deliverance, and wilderness wanderings
In-depth study on the Tabernacle
Overview of the rest of the Pentateuch (Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy)
Study of the reasons for and a correct interpretation of God’s laws
Viewing God’s laws in relationship to Jesus Christ
Other topics include: Passover, sacrifice, Day of Atonement
Book report
Formal paper - on the need for, the revelation of, and the application of God’s plan of salvation
Memorization of relevant Bible texts

3rd Nine Weeks
Historical study of Joshua and the conquest of Canaan
Tracing God’s plan of redemption in the books of Judges and Ruth
Projects include: a PowerPoint on one of the Judges and an outline on the book of Ruth
Examination of Israel’s spiritual struggles, rebellion, and God’s faithfulness
Study of God’s redemptive plan in relation to the lives of Samuel, Saul, David, and Solomon
Historical study on the book of Esther
Book report
Formal paper - on a specific attribute of God
Memorization of applicable Bible texts

4th Nine Weeks
Analytical study of the Poetical/Wisdom Books (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon)
Examination of Hebrew Poetry
Presentations on Psalms
Summary of the types of Jesus Christ within the Old Testament and their significance
Overview of God’s covenantal wisdom toward His people
Book report
Formal paper - short exegetical research paper on one of the Psalms
Memorization of relevant Bible texts