BS 316D Genesis: A Study in Beginnings 

Instructor: Stan Udd

Semesters: Spring and Summer

Course Description 

An exposition of Genesis emphasizing the historical, doctrinal and devotional features.  Special attention is given to the first twelve chapters. 

Required Textbooks 

         Holy Bible, New American Standard (Preferred)

Course Schedule

Unit

Topic

Learning Objective

1

Creation

         Students will introduce themselves to the class.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 1, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding Godís act of creation.

2

Geography of the Early Earth

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on the formation of the earth with a researched and well thought response.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 2, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding the beginning of humanity.

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on the creation of humanity with a researched and well thought response.

3

Alternative Interpretation

         Through this reaction paper the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of creation and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on the connection between the creation and the flood with a researched and well thought response.

4

The Image of God; The fall of Man

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on the topic of the image of God with a researched and well thought response.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 3, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding the fall of man.

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of the fall of man with a researched and well thought response.

5

Young Earth Indicators

         Through this paper the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of the early earth and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 4-5, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding the genealogy of the early earth.

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of the young earth with a researched and well thought response.

6

The Flood

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of the flood with a researched and well thought response.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 6-7, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding the flood.

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of the flood with a researched and well thought response.

7

Covenant with the earth

         Through this timeline the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of the flood and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 8-9, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding Godís covenant with the earth.

8

Table of Nations

         Through this timeline the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of the flood and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 10-11, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding the table of nations and the tower of Babel.

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of anthropology with a researched and well thought response.

9

Abrahamic Covenant

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of anthropology with a researched and well thought response.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 12-13, 15-17, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding Godís covenant with Abraham.

         Through this reaction paper the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of the Abrahamic Covenant and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

10

Sodom & Gomorrah

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on person of Abraham with a researched and well thought response.

         Based on a careful reading of Genesis 14, 18-19, the student will prove an understanding of the details surrounding Godís destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on the person of Abraham with a researched and well thought response.

11

Issac

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of Ur with a researched and well thought response.

         Through this reaction paper the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of Abrahamís sacrifice and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

12

Jacob & Esau

         Through this discussion question, the students will evaluate and expand on topic of Godís love with a researched and well thought response.

         Through this annotated bibliography the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of their research topic and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

13

Joseph

         Through this research paper the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of their research topic and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

14

Genesis 49

         Through this research paper the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of their research topic and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

         Through this research paper the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of their research topic and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.

15

Final Exam & Review

         Through this exam the student will have carefully examined the Biblical presentation of Genesis and then adopted an understanding that most closely fits the facts.