Quartz Hill School of Theology

B411 - Old Testament History and Archaeology I

3 Units

        The History of the Ancient Near East: from Abraham to Moses.

Course Outline

A. The Ancient Orient

1. The Third Millennium
B. The Birth and Childhood of Israel

1. Abraham
2. The Patriarchs
3. The Egyptian Period
4. Moses

Purpose: An examination of the history of the Ancient Near East from its earliest period to the Babylonian conquest. The general purpose of this course is to supply the student with the background necessary to study the Old Testament in its historical context.

Course Requirements: To accomplish the above mentioned goal the student will be required to read sections of the textbooks listed below and various segments of the Old Testament and other Ancient Near Eastern literature, as well as the lectures attached to this syllabus. Then the student will be required to answer, in essay form, the questions found at the end of the lectures.

Time Requirements: B411 Old Testament History and Archaeology I is designed to be completed in one quarter.


As well as these, the student must have a Bible (preferably in a modern translation). Readings from the Bible will be assigned in the course of the lectures.

Books may be purchased through Amazon.com.

Both Section Below Must Be Completed:

Lectures and Assigned Reading
Essay Questions

Contact Details

Telephone: (661) 722-0891
Email: info@theology.edu
Website: www.theology.edu

Quartz Hill School of Theology
43543 51st Street West
Quartz Hill, CA 93536

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