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These courses cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

 

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.


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Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.


Old Testament Survey


A bare-bones overview of the Old Testament



  
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.
We do not keep records for Monitoring Only students.  However, should you want to keep a record of your progress in this course you may dwnload and print the COURSE RECORD FORM.  On it you can keep all pertinent information concerning your progress through the course.


2.
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.

  • NOTE:  Student should not complete more than one section in any one week.
    Several sections will take more than one week to complete.

    One week per lesson is the suggested minimum attendance.
    Suggested attendance for the entire course is 39 weeks minimum.


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

  • TESTING:  The only test for the course is the Final Test.

  • 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.

  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding review tests in the textbook 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.
    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. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, it would be best for you to review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  This will afford you the opportunity to gain the most from your study of this course.

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.

Click the following link to access the Final Test for this course.

FINAL TEST

 


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Studies of the Old Testament

COURSE NOT YET AVAILABLE!
This course is not yet complete.  Please do not attempt to study it until this warning is removed.
If you do so you will find that the study material is not yet available for you to study the course.

  
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 Level Course before taking this course.

  • METHOD OF STUDY:
    1. We do not keep records for Monitoring Only students.  However, should you want to keep a record of your progress through this course you may download and print a COURSE RECORD FORM or keep an electronic copy of it on your computer.  On it you can keep a record of your progress through the course.
    2. 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 complete that lesson.

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

    One week per lesson is the minimum suggested attendance.
    Suggested attendance for the entire course is 25 weeks.
      
      Although there are only 24 lessons in the book, one extra week is given for review before the Final Test.

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

  • TESTING:  A test is to be taken after completion of each lesson in the textbook.  Student will return to this current Course Main Page to access all tests.

  • 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 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.  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.
    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.  This review should take you a minimum of one day. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, then you should review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  This will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most from this course.

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.


There will be a time limit on the Final Test.

FINAL TEST