Survey of the Bible

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How do I take this course?

Online students interested in taking this course need only to read the syllabus and get to work – there is no sign up or application process. This material is free to anyone who’d like to use it.

To get the most out of this course you will want to pick up a copy of the textbook The Promise and the Blessing: A Historical Survey of the Old and New Testaments (also available on Kindle). Read the material and complete the discussion questions at the end of each chapter, then watch the corresponding class lecture to check your work and get more detailed info. A recommended assignment schedule is included at the end of the syllabus, but students are free to work at their own pace – no pressure, no hassle.

Who is the Professor?

This class is facilitated by Wes Woodell.

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Wes Woodell, MAT
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Wes is a 2008 graduate of Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and 2013 graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theology with an Emphasis in Theology and Biblical Studies.


COURSE INDEX

  1. Week 1 – Uniqueness of Scripture, Approaches to Biblical Scholarship (Introduction)
  2. Week 2 – The Origin of the Bible, Creation & the Fall (Chapters 1-3)
  3. Week 3 – God’s Covenant with the Patriarchs, The Exodus (Chapters 4-6)
  4. Week 4 – The Law & the Making of a Nation (Chapters 7-8)
  5. Week 5 – Joshua, Judges, & The Establishment of the Israelite Monarchy (Chapters 9-11)
  6. Week 6 – The United Kingdom, Civil War, & the Failure of the North (Chapters 12-13)
  7. Week 7 – The Story of the Southern Kingdom (Chapter 14)
  8. Week 8 – (Optional) Midterm Exam
  9. Week 9 – The Intertestamental Period & the Birth of the Messiah (Chapters 17-18)
  10. Week 10 – The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of the Son of God (Chapter 19)
  11. Week 11 – The Birth of the Church & Spread of Early Christianity (Chapters 20-21)
  12. Week 12 – The Ministry of Paul pt. 1 (Chapters 22-23)
  13. Week 13 – The Ministry of Paul pt. 2 (Chapters 24-26)
  14. Week 14 – The End of the Apostolic Age & the Ministry of John (Chapters 27-28)

 


WEEK 1
The Promise & the Blessing: Introduction

The Uniqueness of Christian Scripture, Approaches to Biblical Scholarship

 

NOTE: Before beginning this course take a few minutes to read the syllabus.

Lecture 1.1 – What makes the Bible unique? (55:05)

Lecture 1.2 (24:21)

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Supplemental Audio & Notes

 


WEEK 2
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 1-3

Origin of the Bible, Creation & The Fall

Lecture 2.1 (63:18)

Lecture 2.2 (70:09)

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WEEK 3
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 4-6

God’s Covenant with the Patriarchs, The Exodus

Lecture 3.1 (56:52)

Lecture 3.2 (73:35)

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 WEEK 4
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 7 & 8

The Law & the Making of a Nation

Lecture 4.1 (68:11)

Lecture 4.2 (71:40)

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WEEK 5
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 9-11

Joshua, Judges, & the Establishment of the Israelite Monarchy

Lecture 5.1 (53:23)

Lecture 5.2 (58:18)

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WEEK 6
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 12 & 13

The United Kingdom, Civil War, & the Failure of the North 

Lecture 6.1 (49:17)

Lecture 6.2 (55:27)

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WEEK 7
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapter 14

The Story of the Southern Kingdom

Lecture 7.1 (67:52)

Lecture 7.2 (43:49)

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WEEK 8
(Optional) Midterm Exam

Email wes@campusministryunited.com requesting a copy of the midterm test if you’d like to evaluate your progress.

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WEEK 9
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 17 & 18

The Intertestamental Period & the Birth of the Messiah

Lecture 9.1 (50:17)

Lecture 9.2 (70:13)

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WEEK 10
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapter 19

The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of the Son of God

Lecture 10.1 (52:32)

Lecture 10.2 (70:34)

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WEEK 11
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 20 & 21

The Birth of the Church & the Spread of Early Christianity

Lecture 11.1 (69:33)

Lecture 11.2 (62:25)

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WEEK 12
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 22 & 23

The Ministry of Paul pt. 1

Lecture 12.1 (73:30)

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WEEK 13
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 24-26

The Ministry of Paul pt. 2

Lecture 13.1 (52:03)

Lecture 13.2 (91:16)

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WEEK 14
The Promise & the Blessing: Chapters 27 & 28

The End of the Apostolic Age & the Ministry of John

Lecture 14.1 (54:52)

Lecture 14.2 (65:45)

Final Paper

  • If you’ve completed the entirety of class lecture/assignments and would like to take the final, email wes@campusministryunited.com for instructions.