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B222 - History & Major Prophets

INSTRUCTOR: DR. JOE MARTIN

Joe is a 1970 graduate of Oregon Bible College. In addition to his teaching duties Joe also serves as College President.  He served as pastor of churches in Front Royal, VA and Glendale, CA. He joined the ABC staff in 1991. He has graduate degrees from Arizona State University and Fuller Theological Seminary.  Joe received his Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min) from Columbia Theological Seminary. 
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course reviews the four major prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.     It attempts to review their situation and how it applies to current living and current church situations.   The New Testament discusses the history of the Old Testament as "examples" for us.   As Churchill said, if we do not learn the lessons of history, we are doomed to repeat them.  This is a chance to review the lessons of God from the Major Prophets.

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TERMINAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. Study of the Bible, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel
  2. Formulate the events and "sitz em leben" , situation in life, for each prophet
  3. Know Most of the Main Characters
  4. Review and understand a Time Line with  References
  5. Review the Old Testament some of its Jewish Perspective.
  6. Memorize certain Key Verses (see syllabus)
  7. Review Prophecies of the Bible especially those of the coming MESSIAH!
  8. To attempt to help you feel the Awe, Depth, and Love of God from Scripture

Get the story line of what God is doing. Know the people, families, places and plot because it is what God is using to eventually bring us the Messiah and rescue us from this present evil age. 

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TEXTS REQUIRED:
The Bible: preferred A NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV used in the DVD) others o.k....ask  

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GRADING:

(90/80/70/60 see appropriate pages of catalog; p. 23)

14 classes -1 Page notes per hour class.  Each DVD usually has 2 hours of lecture(=2 pages min. per class!).   NOTES are to be emailed/mailed/or brought in WEEKLY! Inconsistent, untimely presentation of notes will result in a reduced grade.  EMAIL ADDRESS:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

140

2 Phone Reviews  @ 20 points. The STUDENT phones in.

40

Mid-Term

80

Final

100

Reflection Paper - 2 pages

40

TOTAL

400

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MEMORY VERSES

The syllabus has  "recommended" verses.  Distance Learners should generally know them, but will not need to know them verbatim.

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MID-TERM & FINAL:

They will be multiple choice, some short answer essay. If done verbally, time will be allowed for both the mid-term and the final in the conversations with the professor.  Testing will be done for distance learners to fit each situation. These may be done by email or other methods.

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DAILY SCHEDULE:

Class # 

Topic 

Memory Verses 

1

Syllabus & Isaiah 1-3

Isa. 1:18

2

Isaiah 4-9

Isa. 6:8

3

Isaiah 10-39

Isa. 9:6

4

Isaiah 40-66

Isa. 40:31, 53:5

5

Jeremiah 1-16

Jer. 1:4,5, 8:20

6

Jeremiah 17-32

Jer. 31:31

7

Jeremiah 33-52 & Lamentations

Lam. 4:9-10

Phone Review of Material and Exam Process (Student calls in)

8

Review & Mid-Term on Isaiah & Jeremiah *(see option)

9

Ezekiel 1-8

Eze. 1:28

10

Ezekiel 9-33

Eze. 20:44

11

Ezekiel 33-48

Eze. 37:5, 6

12

Daniel 1-3

Dan. 1:8

13

Daniel 4-7

Dan. 3:17, 18, 7:13

14

Daniel 8-12

Dan. 12:13

15

Review & Final Exam on Ezekiel & Daniel

Phone Review of Material and Exam Process( Student calls in)

Final Exam Paper is due 2 weeks after class is over.

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OPTION (A student may wish to do 4 smaller exams on each Major Prophet.  Please review preference with Prof.)

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QUICK START GUIDE:

  1. Review the syllabus.   Check to see if your DVD player plays DVD-R types.
  2. Start READING the BIBLE, that's our Primary Source!
  3. Keep up with Jensen as a Secondary Source, VIEW the Lectures! (hint: If the DVD has two hours on it, A & B, use your remote to go up & down ...then "play" or "enter")
  4. Email a page of notes per class to the instructor (EMAIL ADDRESS:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )  WEEKLY.  I would like a full copy at the end of each half semester in bound form.  Phoning with questions is o.k.
  5. Any questions CALL or EMAIL... Don't be Bashful!

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