Old Testament
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Religion requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of the books of Moses, Abraham, and Genesis through Deuteronomy.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course will examine the books of Moses and Abraham (from the Pearl of Great Price) and Genesis through Deuteronomy in the Old Testament. The history, doctrine and characters of this important book of scripture will help students understand the significant teachings of the gospel from Pre-mortality up to the entering of the Land of Canaan by the Children of Israel.
Pre-mortal existence
The spirit and physical creations
The fall of Adam
The Atonement of Jesus Christ
The Abrahamic Covenant
The exodus
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Study the doctrines and principles of the Pentateuch, namely the creation, fall, and atonement, as well as the laws of obedience and sacrifice, and the nature of oaths and covenants.
2. Understand the establishment, history and destiny of the House of Israel, as well as the way the Book of Mormon and modern revelation clarify and add to our knowledge of Israel.
3. Be familiar with Biblical lands, peoples, and chronology.
4. Develop basic competency in the Chronology of the Old Testament, including key figures such as Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc, and such key events as the creation, fall, exodus, etc.
5. Develop an understanding of the Abrahamic Covenant, including the rights, privileges, blessing, and responsibilities thereof and the relationship of "Modern Israel" thereto.
6. Develop an understanding of the Law of Moses and its relationship to the Abrahamic Covenant.
7. Gain a knowledge of the cultural and historical background of the people and places as studied from Adam to the conquest of Canaan.
8. Have a basic knowledge of and internalize the relationships between the people's acceptance, actions and faith of the prophets and their success or failure in everyday life.
REQUIREMENTS: Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003