OPEN SEP 03, 2021 – NOV 27, 2021  1,050 $
Genesis
Genesis is the book of beginnings. The central themes of the creation of the world as well as the beginnings of the people of Israel are found here. It is clear within Genesis that the “story of beginnings” (Genesis 1-11) and the “History of the Patriarchs” (Genesis 12-50) are distinct from each other, but at the same time they are woven together. These two portions make up and demonstrate the continuity of the redemption history of God. The themes of Genesis include the creation of the world, the entrance of sin and evil into the human story and the roots of God’s deliverance from it, the self-revelation of the personal God, Yahweh, and the origin of the people of God. Every central theme of the Bible finds its origin here. The delivery of this course includes lectures, presentations by students, and directed discussion events.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULEXEGESIS
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS4
TOTAL TIME80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

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What you´ll learn

Genesis: Exegetical study, Genesis
Genesis is the book of beginnings. The central themes of the creation of the world as well as the beginnings of the people of Israel are found here. It is clear within Genesis that the “story of beginnings” (Genesis 1-11) and the “History of the Patriarchs” (Genesis 12-50) are distinct from each other, but at the same time they are woven together. These two portions make up and demonstrate the continuity of the redemption history of God. The themes of Genesis include the creation of the world, the entrance of sin and evil into the human story and the roots of God’s deliverance from it, the self-revelation of the personal God, Yahweh, and the origin of the people of God. Every central theme of the Bible finds its origin here. The delivery of this course includes lectures, presentations by students, and directed discussion events.

Course Goals

  • The student describes the similarities and differences between the two creative narratives in Genesis.
  • The student summarizes the “story of beginnings.”
  • The student develops a biblical anthropological foundation based on the Genesis narratives.
  • The student summarizes the “History of the Patriarchs.”
  • The student articulates the fundamentals of God’s redemption history begun in Genesis.

Acquired Skills

  • Summarizing the content and significance of the creation stories.
  • Expressing the key events in the “story of beginnings.”
  • Naming and explaining the significance of the covenants between God and humanity.
  • Charting the main events of the “History of the Patriarchs.”
  • Identifying the beginnings of redemption history.
OPEN SEP 03, 2021 – NOV 27, 2021
1,050 $

Contents of the course in detail

Genesis: Exegetical study, Genesis
  • Introduction to the book of Genesis
  • The two creation narratives
  • The Fall, the Genesis flood, curse, and covenant
  • Origins of peoples and the tower of Babel
  • God’s plan of redemption
  • God’s covenant with Abraham
  • The Genesis line of blessing: selected events

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Class participation (20%).
Mid-term examination (30%).
Group presentation (20%).
Term paper (30%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

Required reading (20 hours).
Preparation for group presentation (6 hours).

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.