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Theologies of the Old Testament

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Information for OT 201: Theologies of the Old Testament

 

 


 This is an online resource for students taking this course through American Baptist College in Nashville, TN

 

 

Section 1: Overview

 

Class meets Wednesdays at 1:30 PM in Classroom A of the Baptist World Center classroom building

 

This is an online resource for students participating in the class.

 

Professor David Dault, Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology

 

My office is on the second floor of the Library.

Office Hours this Fall: Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:15 pm and by appointment

 

You can email me at  dault.work@gmail.com -  When writing me, please put OT 201 in the subject line

 

OT 201Study Guide Midterm F 08.doc

 

OT 201 Final Study Guide F 08.doc

 


 

Section 2: Texts

 

 

The following texts are required for the course

 

 

 

To print the online texts (when there are such texts assigned in the course) - I would recommend going to the 'File' menu and selecting 'Print Preview' - you should then see the text laid out properly for standard paper. Look to make sure words aren't being cut off on the edges in the preview. From there you can press 'Print' and all should be well. If cut-offs are happening you will need to find out how to adjust that particular machine's settings, or another option would be to 'Select all' in the edit menu, and copy and paste the text into a Word document and print from there.

 

Some tips on reading academic texts

 

Purpose of the class: to equip you with an understanding of the theological assumptions at work in the writing, assembly, reading and interpretation of the books of the Old Testament

 

 

You will be responsible for knowing and understanding the content of the assigned textbooks, content of the lectures, and class discussions. Class participation will be a significant portion of your final grade.

 

By the end of the course a successful student will have demostrated mastery of the theological terms and major themes of Old Testament theological study

 

 

Details about the written assignments will be given in class and posted as hyperlinks in the schedule below.  Please refer back to this website as the course proceeds for updated information.

 

 


 

Section 3: Class Schedule

 

 

8.20.08 - Introduction to the course, syllabus review, preliminary lecture and overview

 

8.27.08 - Read Chapters 1 and 2 (pp. 1-59), Read Genesis 1 - 12

 

9.3.08 - Read Chapter 3 (pp. 61 - 92), Read Genesis 12 - 50

 

9.10.08 - Read Chapter 4 (pp. 93 - 124), Read Exodus 1 - 18

 

9.17.08 - Read Chapter 5 (pp. 127 - 170), Read Exodus 19 - 40, Leviticus 18 - 20, Deuteronomy 5 - 8

 

9.24.08 - Read Chapter 6 (pp. 173 - 213), Read Joshua, Judges

 

10.1.08 - Read Chapter 7 (pp. 215 - 255), Read 1 Kings 1 - 11.  Mid-Term Exam review

OT 201Study Guide Midterm F 08.doc

 

10.8.08 - MID TERM EXAM

 

10.15.08 - Read Chapter 8 (pp. 257 - 286), Read 1 Kings 12 - 2 Kings 13

 

10.22.08 - Read Chapter 9 (pp. 289 - 324), Read Amos, Micah, Isaiah 1 - 39

 

10.29.08 - Read Chapter 10 (pp. 327 - 379), Read Jeremiah, Nahum, Habbakuk

 

11.5.08 - Read Chapter 11 (pp. 381 - 424), Read Job

 

11.12.08 - Read Chapter 12 (pp. 425 - 460), Read Esther.

 

11.19.08 - Lecture and discussion: the Future and Trajectories of Theology for the Old Testament OT 201 Final Study Guide F 08.doc

 

11.26.08 -   Course Evaluations, Final Exam review

 

12.3.08 - FINAL EXAM

 

 

 


 

 

Section 4: Expectations

 

 

  1. Please bring a Bible to every class meeting.  Feel free to bring whatever translation you feel comfortable with, with the exception of paraphrase Bibles (we need chapters and verses) - the more variety, the better.
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  3. Please complete the reading and writing assignments for each class before you arrive.  Please be on time.  Roll will be taken.  In accordance with ABC school policy, students are allowed one (1) absence during the semester.  Any further absence will result in academic penalties in accord with the school policy: "Each subsequent absence above the allotted number ... may cause the total grade to be lowered by 1/3 of a letter grade until the grade 'F' is reached." 

     

  4. Please do not use your cell phones during class.  If you must bring them, leave them off, or - better yet - leave them in your car or at home.
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  6. In accordance with the Aberican Baptist College Student Academic Dishonesty Policy (from the 2008 course catalog, reproduced below), it is expected that the work done in your name for this class will be your work alone.  There will be no tolerance for the giving or receiving of unauthorized help on any assignment for credit in this course.  It is certainly acceptable to work together, study together, and discuss material for the course.  However, cheating, 'cribbing' and plagiarism will result in severe academic consequences.  If you have any questions regarding this expectation, ask.
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  8. There will be no 'extra credit' assignments offered outside of the sceduled tests, nor will late work be accepted.  The final grade of this course will be based solely upon the work completed during the semester.  No additional assignments during or after the class will be accepted as a means of "boosting" the final grade.  Unless prior arrangements are made and confirmed by the professor at least 48 hours in advance of the midterm or final, absence from class on either testing day will result in a grade of -0- for the test, resulting in probable failure of the course.  Again, all grades as reported at the close of the Fall semester are final and will not be changed.

 

 

STUDENT ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY

 

 

American Baptist College acknowledges the need to preserve an orderly process with regard to teaching, research, and

public service, as well as the need to preserve and monitor students’ academic rights and responsibilities. Since the

primary goal of education is to increase one’s own knowledge, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated at American

Baptist College. Possible consequences of academic dishonesty, depending on the seriousness of the offense, may range

from a revision of an assignment, and or a reprimand, a written reprimand, an F or zero for grade work, removal from the

course with a grade of F, to possible suspension or exclusion from the College. Academic dishonesty includes the

following examples, as well as similar conduct aimed at making false representation with respect to academic

performance:

 

a. Cheating on an examination;

 

b. Collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course;

 

c. Plagiarizing, including the submission of their ideas of papers or information from the internet,

(whether purchased, borrowed, or otherwise obtained) as one’s own. When direct quotations are

used in themes, essays, term papers, tests, book reviews, and other similar work, they must be

indicated; and when the ideas of another are incorporated in any paper, they must be

acknowledged, according to a style of documentation appropriate to the discipline;

 

d. Stealing examination(s) or course materials(s);

 

e. Falsifying records, laboratory results, or other data;

 

f. Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course;

 

g. Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in

an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is

submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is

submitted or performed. Students’ accused of academic dishonesty may appeal through the

Student Academic Dishonesty Procedures in effect at American Baptist College.

 

 

 

 

 

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