Introducing the Bible: An Active Learning Approach
By: Adam L. Porter (author)Paperback
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For one-semester courses in Introduction to the Bible, and for use as a supplement in Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Introduction to the New Testament courses. This text encourages students to read the Bible and primary sources closely and carefully, and offers background sketches about topics not explained in the Bible. It points to specific verses and chapters, asking carefully constructed questions that prompt students to think creatively and figure out their own answers.
I. TORAH. 1. Overview. 2. Creation in the Ancient Near East. 3. The Genesis Creation and Flood Narrative(s). 4. Primordial History. 5. Patriarchs and Matriarchs Family Tree. 6. Abraham. 7. Jacob. 8. Joseph. 9. Prince of Egypt 10. Moses. 11. Legal Materials. 12. Numbers. 13. Deuteronomy. II. HISTORICAL BOOKS. 14. Overview. 15. Historical Sketch. 16. Joshua. 17. Judges. 18. Early Monarchy. 19. King Saul and David. 20. David's Monarchy. 21. Solomon. 22. Kings of Israel/Northern Kingdom. 23. Kings of Judah/Southern Kingdom. 24. Deuteronomistic History. 25. Chronicles. 26. Ezra/Nehemiah. III. OTHER LITERARY GENRES. 27. Methodology. 28. DH Prophets. 29. Assyrian Period Prophets. 30. Babylonian Period Prophets. 31. Exilic and Post-Exilic Prophets. 32. Psalms and Poetry. 33. Wisdom. 34. Esther, Jonah, Ruth. 35. Tobit and Judith. 36. Maccabees. 37. Daniel. IV. NEW TESTAMENT-THE GOSPELS. 38. NT Background. 39. The Gospels. 40. The Gospel of Mark. 41. Synoptic Gospels. 42. The Gospel of Matthew. 43. The Gospel of Luke. 44. The Gospel of John. 45. Historical Jesus. V. NEW TESTAMENT NON-GOSPEL MATERIALS. 46. Overview. 47. Acts. 48. Paul's Life and Mission. 49. Paul's Letters and Mission. 50. Galatians and Corinthians. 51. Romans. 52. The Acts of Paul and Thekla. 53. Deutero-Pauline Literature. 54. Revelation.
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