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A Journey Through the Old Testament

Biblical Studies

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Course Description

This course is a survey of the great themes of the Old Testament, including the origin of man, the origin and decline of the Jewish nation, the kings, the prophets, the development of the kingdom of God, and the poetry and wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

  • CIMS Credit: 3
  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Subject: Biblical
  • Venues: DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
  • Language: English, Spanish

This course is a survey of the great themes of the Old Testament, including the origin of man, the origin and decline of the Jewish nation, the kings, the prophets, the development of the kingdom of God, and the poetry and wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to…

  1. Discuss creationism as described in the Old Testament and compare it to other theories of creation.
  2. Identify and discuss the various major themes of the Old Testament, including the following:
    1. Life of Israel
    2. The kings
    3. The prophets
    4. The development of the kingdom of God
  3. Describe the following aspects of the Jewish nation:
    1. Origin
    2. Periods of Judges and Kings
    3. Decline
    4. Exile of the Jewish people
    5. Restoration of the Jewish nation
    6. Spiritual implications and relevance to Christianity today
  4. Identify and discuss the various genres of literature contained in the Old Testament, including the following:
    1. Poetry
    2. Drama
    3. Wisdom literature
    4. Prophecy
  1. Introduction to the Old Testament
  2. The Pentateuch
  3. Genesis: Six Days of Creation
  4. Genesis: The Theories of Creation
  5. Genesis: Sin and Its Consequences
  6. Genesis: The Patriarch Era (Part 1)
  7. Genesis: The Patriarch Era (Part 2)
  8. The Exodus Era (Part 1) – Exodus
  9. The Exodus Era (Part 2) – Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  10. Joshua
  11. Judges
  12. Ruth
  13. 1, 2 Samuel
  14. King Saul
  15. King David
  16. 1, 2 Kings – Solomon and the Temple
  17. The Poetic Books: Psalms, Song of Solomon, Lamentations
  18. Wisdom Literature – Proverbs
  19. Job and Ecclesiastes
  20. Prophets and Prophecy: Part 1
  21. Prophets and Prophecy: Part 2
  22. A History of the Northern Kingdom
  23. Elijah and Elisha
  24. Jonah and Amos
  25. Hosea
  26. A History of the Southern Kingdom of Judah
  27. Isaiah: Part 1
  28. Isaiah: Part 2
  29. Micah
  30. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
  31. Jeremiah: Part 1
  32. Jeremiah: Part 2
  33. The Babylonian Exile
  34. Ezekiel and Obadiah
  35. Daniel
  36. The Restoration of Israel and Ezra
  37. Nehemiah
  38. Esther
  39. Haggai
  40. Zechariah
  41. Joel
  42. Malachi

Video Lesson 1: Leadership Development Presuppositions and Principles

Your Instructors

Dr. Jerome Boone

Dr. Mike Chapman

Dr. David C. Cooper

Dr. Hannah Harrington

Dr. Rickie Moore

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Frequently Asked Questions

The total cost for the online program comes out to $2,814. The breakdown of cost is below:

Enrollment and Admission Fee:  $25 (nonrefundable)
Tuition:  $60 per CIMS credit
Study Guides:  Free PDF downloads with online enrollment
Textbooks:  $12 for 1 credit / $20 for 2 credit / $30 for 3 credit
Internet Fee:  $10 per CIMS credit

Generally, students complete within three years. However, there is not a hard restriction when you must complete all courses.

In short, yes. In our online courses, you are able to retest as many times as it takes to achieve a passing score.

Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.

Yes. Grants are available only to credentialed Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) ministers and persons in the credentialing process.

Our courses are used in the licensing process, but completing our courses alone will not make you a licensed minister in the Church of God.  Please visit cogdoe.org/ministerial-licensure for more information.

At the option of Church of God institutions of higher education, CIMS credit may be converted to credit by that institution when the student meets the entrance requirements, is accepted, and enrolls.

If you are a School of Ministry student, please be aware that when a course access is purchased, you will be given 365 days access to that course. Should you need more time, please contact us. If you have not yet applied to the School of Ministry, please click here to begin that process. Once you have filled out the necessary paper work you will be given a link on where to purchase access to the courses.

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