Introduction to Biblical History
From Abraham to the Church
John Daniel Holloway, III
Course description: This course is designed to be an overview of the history of the people of God, from Abraham’s call to the church’s mission. We will go through the biblical narratives of Israel’s pre-slavery period, their slavery and exodus, their acquisition of the promised land, the development of the monarchy, the separation into two kingdoms, the exile, the return from exile, and then through the second temple period into the time of Jesus, and finally to the church. The objective is for the students to learn the major events of the biblical history, grasping the overarching narrative therein. I aim at being informative in providing a solid understanding of the history of God and his people as revealed in Holy Scripture.
John Daniel’s qualifications: I have a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University. I am currently enrolled part-time at Regent’s School of Divinity, working towards my M.A. and am looking forward to doctoral work. I have done a significant amount of study in and out of the classroom, including presenting papers at various conferences. Finally, I have a passion for teaching and a passion for the Bible.
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Books required: A Bible, preferably NASB, ESV, NRSV, or NIV. No other text is required. However, research papers will have to include outside sources (which can be provided by the teacher if need be).
Cost of class: $100 per semester. That being said, if you are interested in the class but do not have the funds, please contact me directly as a scholarship might be available. You may also audit certain lectures free of charge.
Course level: I am developing the class to be geared towards Junior-Senior high school students. Adults are also encouraged to sign up. I am open to accepting younger students as their proficiency allows. Just contact me and we may be able to work something out.
Assignments: There will be two research papers per semester, 3-6 pages each (all of which will be submitted via email). There may be quizzes now and then, but they would be on the lighter side as their purpose would only be to make sure everyone is getting the key points. The course will include a mid-term and a final exam, but, again, only for the purpose of making sure everyone has the key points of the class, and so they too won’t be all that elaborate. I aim for this class to be a lighter load than other classes. I want it to be an enjoyable experience in which the students can learn and cherish the stories of the Bible.
If you want to sign up or if you have questions, just email me.