OT201 – Old Testament Foundations
OT201 is a core unit in the Diploma awards taught by the Timothy Partnership.
This unit is the first half of a survey of the entire Old Testament. It examines the narrative of the Old Testament from creating in Genesis through to the Exile of Judah at the end of 2 Kings.
OT201 is an academic unit taught online throughout the semester. It requires 6.5 hours of study per week, which includes:
Listening to the specially developed audio material
Reading the course notes and set readings
Interacting with online tutors and fellow students through the online forums
Reflecting on what you have learned
Completing written assessment tasks
Studying and preparing for the exam
OT201 is a graded unit and is assessed throughout the course by a number of written assessments, online forum interaction and a final exam.
To assist candidates acquire an overall acquaintance with the text of the Old Testament, as one of the two primary documents of biblical studies and Christian ministry
To give candidates an overall historical framework within which to interpret the text
To provide candidates with an understanding of major theological themes of the Old Testament
To consider the implications of the Old Testament for Christian life and thought
Section A: The Pentateuch/Torah
Section B: Historical books/ Former Prophets
Joshua and Judges
1 and 2 Samuel
1 and 2 Kings