Lierature of Ancient Isreal
Submitted By Godschild7
Colorado Christian University
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
HIS111A, History and Literature of Ancient Israel Course Syllabus (3 semester credits)
Academic Catalog Description
This course provides an overview of the historical development and fulfillment of God’s sovereign plan for both the people and the land of Israel.
General Course Description
This course focuses on the content, background, message, and significance of the books of the Old Testament.
Required Textbooks and Course Materials
You will need a standard translation of the Bible (NIV, NASB, NKJV, NRSV are acceptable). Paraphrases such as The Living Bible or The Message are not acceptable for this class. If you are using a Bible other than the translations listed, you need to secure permission from your professor.
Arnold, B., & Beyer, B. (2008). Encountering the Old Testament (w/CD) (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. [ISBN: 978-0801031700]
Clowney, E. (2013). The unfolding mystery (2nd ed.). Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing. [ISBN: 978-1596388925]
Optional (but Recommended)
American Psychological Association. (2009). Concise rules of APA style (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. [ISBN: 978-1-4338-0560-8]
Student Learning Objectives
1. In this course the student will obtain a basic understanding of major themes that emerge from a reading of the Old Testament.
2. The student will be able to articulate a broad understanding of particular topics related to the literature as reflected in the topic paper.
3. The student will have read the Old Testament sections assigned by the professor in their entirety.
4. The student should be able to develop an appreciation for the relevancy of Israel’s literature for our contemporary context.