Exploring the Old Testament (OT500) surveys the entire Old Testament, touching on each of the 39 Old Testament books via lectures, assigned textbook readings, illustrative visual aids, and assigned Bible reading. This is not a simplistic or remedial course. It is an exploration of significant topics, unique features and the value for Christian belief and practice of the various parts of the Old Testament. The course lessons move through the Old Testament in a generally chronological fashion, bringing out historical and cultural information intended to help students appreciate the meaning of the inspired text.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Over 15 weeks, you will cover the following topics and lessons:
The following tuition rates are for new students enrolling (without a declared degree) in one of our online courses.
*Tuition rates for students enrolled in a declared degree program may vary by campus. See tuition & fees for more information.
Best for: Personal Enrichment
Participation: Auditors are restricted to non-participating member status in classes. In other words, auditors may not:
Credit/Grading: Auditors do not receive graduate credit nor a grade. Your Gordon-Conwell transcripts will note "AU" in place of a grade reflecting that you audited a course.
Best for: Students who desire structured feedback or anticipate enrolling in a future degree program.
Participation: Special Non-Degree Students are fully enrolled students expected to participate in all elements of a course as outlined in the course syllabus.
Credit/Grading: Your Gordon-Conwell transcript will reflect a letter grade, and course credit may be applied toward a future degree program. If you are new to graduate-level coursework and nervous about grading, you may elect to take the course for Pass/Fail. Rather than receive a grade, your transcript will only reflect whether or not you received a passing grade. Degree programs allow a limited number of pass/fail courses.