The Book of Genesis: Part One – Chapters 1-17 (TNK 101)
Taught by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
This course is a verse-by-verse study of Genesis Chapter 1 through Chapter 17. It is the first of two online courses on Genesis, the other course in the Genesis sequence is: The Book of Genesis: Part Two – Chapters 18-50 (TNK 102). The readings, lectures, curriculum, and assignments are all designed to maximize student understanding and application of this foundational book of the Bible. The Book of Genesis is taught from a Messianic Jewish perspective, so students will gain fresh insights as Hebraic cultural, historical, rabbinic, and linguistic insights are incorporated into the lectures and curriculum. Correct and consistent principles of hermeneutics are applied, so sound biblical exposition of Genesis is the result. Students will grow intellectually and spiritually as they delve into “Sepher Maaseh Bereishit” (i.e.”The Book of the Act of In the Beginning”), with Dr. Fruchtenbaum as their guide.
- Level: Associate’s
- Discipline: The Tanakh – Old Testament Biblical Studies The Book of Genesis: Part One (TNK 101)
- Course Code: TNK 101
- Prerequisites Recommended: None
- Instructor: Dr. Fruchtenbaum
- Length 22 Segments
- Course Cost: $99 (excluding textbooks)
- Audit Cost: $49 (excluding textbooks)
The video above is the first video segment for this course; there are 22 video segments for this course. Some video segments are short (5 min.) some are long (20+ min.).
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
B.A. Cedarville College
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D. New York University
Dr. Fruchtenbaum is the Founding Director of Ariel Ministries. He is a world-class Bible scholar and authority on Messianic Jewish Theology and Biblical Studies. He also has been a prolific author and in-demand Bible teacher and conference speaker in the United States, Canada, India, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, and many other nations.
Course Learning Objectives*
After completion of the course, students should be able to:
- State the themes, purposes, and Toldot structure of the book of Genesis
- Summarize the parallels between the Books of Genesis and Revelation
- Describe and compare the different major views on key passages (e.g. Gen. 1:1-3; 6:1-6, et. al).
- Provide a verse-by-verse exegetical summary of Genesis chapters 1-17, including rabbinic insights and key Hebrew terms, names, and word-plays
- Provide a summary overview of the genealogy of the seed line, including Messianic prophecies
- Describe in detail the features and provisions of the covenants in these chapters
- Apply New Testament quotations and applications to these chapters of study
- Gain a deeper appreciate for the theological weight of these pivotal chapters in the Bible
- Memorize key passages in these chapters
*Note: There are separate Learning Objectives for each Segment of this course.
- Ariel’s Bible Commentary: The Book of Genesis by Arnold Fruchtenbaum [The biblical text of Genesis is incorporated into the Ariel Commentary but students are also encouraged to read the texts from their own Bible as well, the lectures are based on the ASV and the memory verses are based on the NASB95]
*Note: Textbooks can be ordered directly through Ariel Ministries; feel free to purchase an electronic copy or hard copy of the book. Please contact the Ariel home office if you have questions about book orders: Tel: (210) 344-7707 or (877) 242-7435 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended Supplementary Books*
Optional books, articles, and other resources are listed within the course itself. In each Segment you will see headings called “Optional Reading.” Please review these as you progress through the course.
This course is comprised of 5 Unit Exams. Each Unit Exam is to be completed after the required reading and assignments in the preceding Segments. Unit Exams are open-note, open-book, and open-Bible. The exams are based on multiple-choice, true-false, and fill-in-the-blank type of questions. The exams are on the website as well, graded automatically. Take as long as you need to complete the exams and exams can be taken as many times as needed.
Each Segment has a section called “Spiritual Growth: Implication and Application Assignments.”Assignments vary from segment to segment. Sometimes there will be journal assignments, other times there may be Bible memory passages, other times written prayers, or additional reading. Some of these assignments are optional, that means that it is recommended but not required. However, some of the assignments are required. If so, this will be stated in the assignment for that Segment.
When a written assignment is required, such as a journal or prayer, students must complete these, but they are not turned-in for grading or credit. We expect students to complete these assignments, using the honor system. For student journal assignments you can use a Word doc on your computer or a handwritten journal or notebook; whichever you prefer is fine (again these will not be collected, turned-in or graded). However, when there is a Bible memory passage that is assigned and also required, then the Bible memory passage will be included in the Unit Exam. Bible memory verses for this course are based on the NASB (1995) version of the Bible; per Dr. Fruchtenbaum’s instructions. He uses the ASV in teaching but requested that the NASB be used for the Bible memory passages for this course.
Grades on Unit Exams are calculated into percentages (100% = perfect score), regardless of the number of questions on an exam. The final grade is automatically calculated, also using percentages, based on all of the combined totals from all ten Unit Exams.
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