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Bible Basics

Bible overview & history, biblical overview, worldview

studies, advanced study tools 

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Instructor:

Natalie Witcher

nwitcher@classroomcollectiveok.com

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Class size:

minimum 6, maximum 16

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Additional fees:

$10  materials 

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Class time:

(1) 8:45-10:45  OR  (4) 1:30-2:50

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Pre-requisites for class:

None

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Graduation requirement:

1 Elective or Social Studies

(*see description)

  • Course Description

This high school Bible course covers the history of the Bible and Bible translation, Biblical overview of both testaments’ content and themes, Greek and Hebrew worldview, and provides the student with advanced Biblical tools and resources in order for the student to know how to read and study the Scripture with clarity, wisdom, and humility.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of Scripture

  • Understand the tools and resources to study Scripture

  • Know the basic ways to handle and intellectually approach the Scripture

  • Learn the fundamentals of worldview and how it affects the way we read the Bible

  • Have a clear understanding as to how to approach the text on its terms

  • Gain a knowledge of basic hermeneutical methods of Biblical interpretation for both personal and academic growth.

  • Classwork / Homework

The class will consist of lectures using slides, videos, note-taking practices, and will include group activities. 

 

Students will be expected to keep a weekly scripture copy text log and complete homework that reinforces the lesson which may include short answers, essays, memorization, quizzes, and the use of basic study skills. Students will have a final project at the end of the spring semester.

 

Weekly time commitment: approximately 1-2 hours/week 

  • Required Books & Materials
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Bible

A paper copy of one of the following translations: ESV, NLT, or NIV

*No digital Bible

  • 2” binder with loose leaf paper

  • One single subject notebook

  • Must be able to print materials at home

  • Pens/pencils

Course Credit:

This course could satisfy either a social studies unit credit (i.e. History of Religion or World Religion) or elective credits of the same.

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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