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Old Testament Studies

In this series of courses you will study the Old Testament from various angles. To start, you will embark upon a survey of the Old Testament, from a textbook by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, in which you will make a voyage from Genesis to Malachi by means of a book by book outline format.  The second course in the series will be various Studies of the Old Testament from the textbook by the same name authored by Dr. Austin Phelps D.D.

Other courses in the series will be added later.



Old Testament Survey


A bare-bones overview of the Old Testament
This is a First Year Course and is required for all new students.



  
The purpose of this class is to give you a comprehensive framework on which to hang your studies of the Old Testament.  This is a bare-bones skeleton which you can flesh out with your lifetime of studies.
   When used in conjunction with the New Testament Survey class, you will have a complete framework for study of the entire Bible.

METHOD OF STUDY:
1. BEGIN SIGN-IN
first for this course and mark the form "Begin" unless you have done so previously.  You do not sign in when you finish each lesson.  You only do so and mark the form "Finish" when you have completed the entire course and you are ready for the Final Test.


2. Download and print the COURSE RECORD FORM.  On it you will keep a record of your sign in "Begin" date because you will be required to enter it on the Sign In "Finish" form that you will submit at the end of the entire course.  You will also keep other pertinent information on that form such as date and score for each test so that you will be able to keep track of your progress through the course.


3.
Student is required to read the text, "Old Testament Survey," by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, reading each of the books in the King James Version of the Bible that correspond to each lesson as you do that lesson.  The student is required to complete the review questions in the textbook at the end of each of the sections and correct them from the text.  All answers must match those in the text before proceeding to the next section.
    There are no section tests in this course.  The review questions at the end of each section are only for your use for a means of review.  The answers do not need to be turned in to us; nor are the answers to be sent to us.  Any blanks in the scriptures in the textbook are only there to make sure you look up every scripture referenced in the textbook.


4.
Write down each of the scriptures referenced in the textbook-  only the ones indicated by the blank lines following a scripture reference.

  • NOTE:  Student may not complete more than one section in any one week.
    Some sections will take several weeks to complete.

    One week per lesson is the minimum allowed attendance.
    Attendance for the entire course is 39 weeks minimum.

  • This course is worth 4 credits.

  • There will be a final test at the end of the course.  The Final Test will be closed book.

  • TESTING:  Make sure you read and submit the testing instructions form if you have not already done so.  Only one such form is required from each student.

  • GRADING:  The following will all be used to compute your grade.
    1.
    Completion of your textbook/workbook.
    2.
    Completion of your Bible reading of the entire Old Testament.  Each book(s) to be read in tandem with each lesson in the course.
    3.
    Your Final Test score.

  • Maintaining Active StatusThis course requires no section tests nor does it require any other communication with us while student is taking this course.  Therefore, because of the lack of any communication, student needs to verify their active status every 30 days by submitting an Active Status Verification form.  If student is taking other courses that do require regular communication with the college, then submission of the Active Status Verification form every 30 days for this OT Survey is not necessary because the communication supplied by the other courses automatically maintains the student's active status.

  • Read required text:  Old Testament Survey by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk
    You may download this textbook from our library or you can simply read it online.
    GENERAL NOTICES TO STUDENTS
     1. A note was erroneously included in the OT Survey textbook.
        The note on p. 22 of OT Survey is incorrect and has been removed from the online textbook.
        IF YOU DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED THE TEXTBOOK:  Some students download and print the textbook.  If you 
        did that, you may click HERE for a pdf copy of the corrected page for your download so that you can print it off and replace 
        that page in your copy of the textbook.
        IF YOU READ THE TEXTBOOK ONLINE:  If you read the textbook online, as most students do, you need take no action 
        because pg. 22 has been corrected and the erroneous note has been removed from the online textbook.
    2. A correction was made on p. 55.    
        IF YOU DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED THE TEXTBOOK before 11/11/13:  Some students download and print the 
        textbook.  If you did that, you may click HERE for a pdf copy of the corrected page for your download so that you can print 
        it off and replace that page in your copy of the textbook.
        IF YOU READ THE TEXTBOOK ONLINE:  If you read the textbook online, as most students do, you need take no action 
        because pg. 55 has been corrected and the erroneous note has been removed from the online textbook.

         Thank you- Doc Van

  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding review tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you must submit a
    FINISH SIGN-IN form.  Then you may proceed to  Retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.  There is a 15 minute time limit on the test.  You will see a time-remaining clock in the upper right hand corner of the test.  Time doesn't start until your first question comes up on the screen.
    Once you pass the final test do not take it again.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of the section review tests and then retake the final test on or after the day following your previous attempt. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
       You
    MAY NOT take the final test, or any other test, more than once on any one day but must wait until the next day to repeat the test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, then you need to review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.

This Final Test is "closed book."
Before proceeding to the Final test you must
submit the "Closed Book Test Contract form."
This form MUST be submitted before you take
the test in order for you to receive the password
and for your score to be added to your file.


FINAL TEST


Studies of the Old Testament

This is a Second Year Course.

COURSE NOT YET AVAILABLE!
This course is not yet complete.  Please do not attempt to study it until this warning is removed.

  
In this course you will approach the Old Testament in a way that, according to the Introductory Note in the textbook, will "... illustrate... how ancient and neglected Scriptures may be revived in the popular interest, and thus to show the perpetuity of the Old Testament as a living book for all ages..."  This will be accomplished through various studies of characters and precepts of the Old Testament.

  • PREREQUISITE COURSE: Student must have already successfully completed the Old Testament Survey First Year Course before taking this course.

  • METHOD OF STUDY:
    1. BEGIN SIGN-IN
    first for this course and mark the form "Begin" unless you have done so previously.  You do not sign in when you finish each lesson.  You only do so and mark the form "Finish" when you have completed the entire course and you are ready to submit a Closed Book Test Contract form to request the password for the Final Test.

    2. Download and print the COURSE RECORD FORM or keep an electronic copy of it on your computer.  On it you will keep a record of your sign in "Begin" date because you will be required to enter it on the Sign In "Finish" form that you will submit at the end of the entire course.  You will also keep other pertinent information on that form such as date and score for each test so that you will have that information at hand and it will help you keep track of your progress through the course.
        Alternatively, you may keep your own type of Course Record form but it must contain ALL of the information found on the online Course Record form.

    3.
    Student is required to read the text, "Studies of the Old Testament," by Austin Phelps, D.D.  Student is also required to look up, in the King James Version of the Bible, all scripture references given in each lesson as you do that lesson.

  • NOTE:  Student may not complete more than one section in any one week.
    Some sections will take several weeks to complete.

    One week per lesson is the minimum allowed attendance- mark this figure on all required forms.
    Attendance for the entire course is 25 weeks minimum- mark this figure on all required forms.
      
      Although there are only 24 lessons in the book, one extra week is given for review before the Final Test.

  • This course is worth 3 credits.

  • There will be a Final Test at the end of the course.  The Final Test will be closed book.

  • TESTING:  Make sure you read and submit the testing instructions form if you have not already done so.
                        Only one such form is required for each student's file.

  • GRADING:  The following will be used to compute your final grade.
      Your grade for the course will be a simple average of all test scores, including all lesson test scores and your Final Test score.

  • Read required text:  Studies of the Old Testament by Austin Phelps, D.D.

    Intro & 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Lesson 8
    Lesson 9 Lesson 10 Lesson 11 Lesson 12 Lesson 13 Lesson 14 Lesson 15 Lesson 16
    Lesson 17 Lesson 18 Lesson 19 Lesson 20 Lesson 21 Lesson 22 Lesson 23 Lesson 24

    If you want a copy of the entire textbook for your library, you may download it from our library by clicking HERE.
    This copy may not be used for the course because it does not contain the editor's notes.

    After completing each lesson, return to this page and take the corresponding lesson test.
        Lesson tests are all open book unless otherwise instructed.

  • Lesson tests:

    Intro & 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8
    Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12 Test 13 Test 14 Test 15 Test 16
    Test 17 Test 18 Test 19 Test 20 Test 21 Test 22 Test 23 Test 24

 

  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding lesson tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on every lesson test and met the minimum attendance of 25 weeks for the course overall, then you must submit a
    FINISH SIGN-IN form.  After submitting that form, you may then proceed to submit a Closed Book Test Contract form to retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course on or after the day after fulfilling the minimum attendance requirement for the course.  There is a time limit on the test.  You will see a time-remaining clock in the upper right hand corner of the test.  Time doesn't start until your first question comes up on the screen.
    Once you pass the final test do not take it again.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of the section review tests and then retake the final test on or after the day following your previous attempt. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
       You
    MAY NOT take the final test, or any other test, more than once on any one day but must wait until the next day to repeat the test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, then you are required to review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.

This Final Test is "closed book."
Before proceeding to the Final test you must
submit the "Closed Book Test Contract form."
This form MUST be submitted before you take
the test in order for you to receive the password
and for your score to be added to your file.


There will be a time limit on the Final Test.

FINAL TEST