OT310 The Book Of Genesis

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Course Description

This course is a verse-by-verse expositional study in Genesis. By unearthing the many treasures of this amazing book, students learn how biblical history and theology are inseparable. Genesis is a foundational book of the Bible, accounting for the origins of the world, humanity, marriage, sin and suffering, the worldwide flood and of course, Israel. The focus of this class is both doctrinal and practical, with ample discussion devoted to both theology and application.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the Book of Genesis to know what it says and how it fits into the canon of scripture as a whole. 
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of Genesis for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Wrestle with selected theological issues and form logical, theologically consistent explanations to these issues.

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to read a portion of the book of Genesis along with additional reading from the following textbooks:  The Genesis Record by Henry M Morris / The JPS Torah Commentary:  Genesis.  Both are available at Amazon.com or Logos.com (if you have LOGOS).
  • *All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.
  • Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term.  The paper will be a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book of Genesis with an outline of the Book.
  • Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 21st. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 20%                                    

            Homework     = 20%

            Midterm          = 30%

            Final             = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

Each week you will be required to read a portion of the book of Genesis along with additional reading from the following textbooks:

The Genesis Record by Henry M Morris

The JPS Torah Commentary:   Genesis

Both are available at Amazon.com or Logos.com (if you have LOGOS).  As a student, you are eligible for a student discount with LOGOS.