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This adult degree completion module gives students an overview of the Bible. We'll see the
story that starts at the beginning of the Old Testament and runs to the end of the New Testament.
We'll consider some of the major issues in Biblical understanding and interpretation. In essence,
this course is "how to understand the Bible for beginners." By the end of the
module, we're writing the entire story of the Bible in one page.
Bound Lamb (Agnus Dei) by Francisco de Zurbaran,
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Class resources, including assignments and due dates
Concordances help you find Bible passages when you know at least one word used
in that passage. The three listed below index the King James, New American Standard Version,
Darby, World English and Young's Literal translations in addition to those listed:
(Gospel Films —
— Versions listed above, plus NIV and RSV
— Other language versions including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
- Versions listed above, plus: New Living Translation, ASV, New King James, NRSV, RSV,
Today's English Version, New American Bible, Douay-Rheims, Bible in Basic English
- Other Bible study tools
- Versions listed above, plus: ASV, Basic English, Douay-Rheims, Webster's Bible - Greek,
Hebrew and 28 other languages - Easton's Bible dictionary - Brief histories of several
End-of-module integrative paper for this introduction to the Bible course
From the syllabus: "A 6-8 page reflective paper describing insights from this
course that were new to you, how you respond to those new insights, and possible ways those
new insights might impact your life in the future. Due two weeks after the final class
Need a question to get you started?
Have you successfully combined new material from the assignments and classroom lectures and discussions with what you already knew?
Have some of your previously-held ideas and positions been challenged?
Can you identify some changes in you because of your participation in this learning
What new avenues of investigation have you become curious about following up on?
In what ways is your understanding of the Bible different now than before the module
At what points were you challenged to think and reflect?
Did you find yourself discussing material from this module with friends and family during
the five weeks?
Did you find yourself going beyond the work assigned to read more and to pursue one or
Your paper need not answer all or even any of these questions. They are offered merely as
Appearance, grammar usage, and clearness of writing will help determine the final grade on