Old Testament Introduction, 110
Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
Instructor: R. V. McCabe, Th.D. Spring Semester
Course Outline 2011
A study of general introduction. This includes a study of the Old Testament text and canon, historical and literary criticism, Old Testament archaeology, chronology, history, and religion. The intent of this course is to provide the student with a historical and theological foundation for further Old Testament studies.
In this course the student should
1. become conversant with the subject of Old Testament Introduction, especially general introduction;
2. develop an appreciation for God’s miraculous work in the writing of the Old Testament and for his providential work in preserving the Old Testament; and
3. become acquainted with some of the critical problems in OTI and the germane conservative solutions to these problems.
1. Tests: There will be two major tests. The mid-term will cover pp. 1–64 of the syllabus, and the second pp. 65–128—60% of grade.
2. Quizzes: Six quizzes will be administered over assigned reading. Each quiz will have 10 questions and will be given on a scheduled day at the beginning of class—30% of grade.
3. Reading Requirement: If the student completes all the assigned reading in accordance with the reading schedule, he will receive a 98%—10% of grade.
1. Archer, Gleason L., Jr. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. Revised and expanded edition. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994.
2. Brotzman, Ellis R. Old Testament Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1994.
3. McCabe, Robert V. “Old Testament Introduction.” Unpublished syllabus, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011.