Instructions for Lesson 4
KINGDOM, COVENANTS AND CANON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LESSON 4: THE CANON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Access the lecture for this lesson, either in the form of video, audio file, or manuscript. You should have already downloaded the study guides for the whole course.
The lesson is divided into the following sections:
1) Canon as Mirror
2) Canon as Window
3) Canon as Picture
Goals and Objectives
In this lesson, we would like to accomplish the following:
1. We hope you will make use of all the resources and activities of the lesson to learn the basic principles of how to apply the teachings of the Old Testament today.
2. We hope you will sense the importance of applying the teachings of the Old Testament to your life and situation today.
3. We hope you make some changes in your life as a response to the teachings of this lesson. It should help you interpret and apply the Old Testament.
When you have done the following, it will show that the goals are met:
1. Obtain satisfactory grades on the tests, demonstrating that you can identify the three types of interests that a thematic analysis of the Bible addresses, the benefits of historical analysis, the meaning of the “synchronic snapshot” and the “diachronic trace,” the different literary forms in the Old Testament and how the New Testament uses and interprets them, dangers that sometimes accompany literary analysis, and how the books of the Old Testament employ the theme of the kingdom of God.
2. Answer the application questions in the study guides, expressing your attitude regarding the application of the Old Testament today, and showing that you can interpret and apply passages from the Old Testament correctly.
THE MULTIMEDIA LESSONS
1. Study the first section of the lesson.
Remember: You can study the lesson by watching the video, listening to the audio, or reading the manuscript.
2. Use Study Guide 4.1 to assimilate the teaching. Use the outline for taking notes, answer the review questions, and answer the application questions.
3. Take Quiz 4.1.
1. Study section 2 of the lesson, using Study Guide 4.2.
2. Take Quiz 4.2.
1. Study section 3 of the lesson, using Study Guide 4.3.
2. Take Quiz 4.3.
1. Review all the study guides of the lesson, preparing for the test on the whole lesson.
2. Take the Cumulative Test.
REVIEW OF ALL THE LECTURES
1. Review all the lessons.
2. Take the Final Exam on all the lectures.
OTHER REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
1. Complete the Supplementary Lesson.
2. Complete the Questionnaire.
3. Finish the required reading, the quizzes, and the cumulative test.
1. Written Project
If you are doing the optional written project, you should finish it now. Make sure you have followed the instructions in Lesson 1. Upload your final version of the project in a Word document or plain text document, following the instructions in the section "Submission of Optional Assignments."
2. Essay Questions
Answer the questions that correspond to this lesson. Finish all questions on all lessons. Keep all your answers in one single document for the essays. A drop box to upload these assignments is provided in the section "Submission of Optional Assignments" for students whose institutions will be tracking their completion.
3. Journal Questions
Answer the questions that correspond to this lesson. Finish all questions for all lessons. Keep all your answers in one single document for the essays. A drop box to upload these assignments is provided in the section "Submission of Optional Assignments" for students whose institutions will be tracking their completion.
4. Optional Additional Reading
Finish your reading and fill out a report on each book or article, using the "Form for Reading Reports." Upload these reports in one single document, following the instructions in the section "Submission of Optional Assignments."
If you have scored a total of 70% or more on the whole course, you may print out a certificate to confirm your satisfactory completion of the course.
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