BIB 213 Survey of Biblical Literature (4 credits)

Course Description

A survey of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, with special attention given to the major persons and themes of the individual books.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the objectives of this course are that each student:
• will know the individual books of the Old and New Testaments and their place in the overall flow of the whole Bible.
• will understand the major themes of the Old and New Testaments and their place in Christian doctrine.
• will recognize the primary characters of the Old and New Testaments and their roles in the history of God’s people.
• will know a strategy for effective personal Bible study in order to incorporate the key principles of Old and New Testament truth in the experiences of daily living.


A good cross-referenced Study Bible in a modern English translation, e.g., NASB, NIV, ESV.

Recommended texts:
Beitzel, Barry. The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands, Moody Press: 1985.
Halley, H. H. Bible Handbook, Zondervan: 1993.

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 13 written lessons, 11 application questions, 2 Bible study projects (one from the Old Testament and one from the New), and one final exam.

Learning Evaluation

Each written lesson is worth between 40 and 50 points, the application questions are worth 10 points each, the Bible Study projects are each worth 30 points, and the final exam is worth 200 points, for a total of 1000 points in the course.

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