BI202 – Minor Prophets

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Syllabus


Class Description


This class is an expositional study and survey  of the Minor Prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi).


Course Description


An intensive study of The Minor Prophets of the Old Testament (Hosea-Malachi). Students will be exposed to the purpose and content of the Minor Prophets, critical issues of The Minor Prophets, and some textual issues of The Minor Prophets.

This course will be a survey of the literature, events, and message of the Minor Prophets, and may include the organization, historical context, and basic geography of the Minor Prophets.

Included in some of the lessons are some Youtube clips for the students benefit as well as supplemental teaching. Texas Theological University and Seminary in no way endorses or promotes any teacher or teaching but uses it for clarity, inspiration, perspective and encouragement as the student goes through these lessons. Some will help with the quizzes, and assignments. Some will be simply for encouragement but all are beneficial if the student will choose to learn.


PROFESSOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION


Shannon Eaton

Shannon Eaton

Pastor Eaton served as pastor of Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Fowler, Colorado and he is now Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Bro. Eaton earned his Associate in Bible from Independent Baptist College his Bachelor's, Masters and Doctorate of Theology from Texas Theological University & Seminary.

817-457-1665
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Textbooks


1) Bible (KJV)

2) Class Notes


Suggested Books


The Message of the Twelve: Hearing the Voice of the Minor Prophets
The Message of the Twelve:Hearing the Voice of the Minor Prophets
Richard Alan Fuhr Jr. & Gary E. Yates

The Minor Prophets
The Minor Prophets
Charles L. Feinberg

The Minor Prophets: Two Volumes Complete in One Edition
The Minor Prophets: Two Volumes Complete in One Edition
James Montgomery Boice

Minor Prophets (Ironside Expository Commentaries)
Minor Prophets (Ironside Expository Commentaries)
H.A. Ironside

Exploring the Minor Prophets (John Phillips Commentary Series) (The John Phillips Commentary Series)
Exploring the Minor Prophets (John Phillips Commentary Series)
John Phillips

Course Requirements


  1. Read the entire books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi at least once.
  2. One research paper, and one blog assignment.
  3. One major exam (Final Exam).

RESEARCH/ANALYSIS’ PAPERS

All Research/Analysis’ papers must be submitted using the TTU Paper Format and are taken from the  APA guidelines.

Analysis’ Papers:

Included in the notes on the Minor Prophets are guidelines for questions that will be taken from Don Melhus’ book that he includes at the end of each chapter within the PDF book. The undergraduate student when presented at the end of the lesson right before the quiz will be required to write a 150 to 250 word, double spaced, report on the particular question chosen and the student will  follow the TTU Paper format. You may go to that PDF by clicking below.  The student may open this PDF in a separate page by hitting the Ctrl button and the Icon below at the same time.

The paper will be an opinion paper and no references will be required, but if the student uses any references they must be sited, including Don Melhus’ book. The student when referring to the Bible in these reports will only cite the Bible reference (Matthew 1:1) but will not include the scripture in the report only the citation.

Each report will be worth up to 5 points depending on the quality of work given, resources cited and the uniqueness of paper. 5 Points may not seem much but accumulative if the student did not do these papers then the student would fail the course. These papers represent 35% of your total overall grade. So this means there will be 6 Analysis’ Papers scattered through the lessons, so please be aware of these and watch for them at the end of the lessons.


ASSIGNMENTS / GRADING


Course Grading
Lesson / Assignment / Quiz / ExamGrade PointsGrade Percentage
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 1 2 points2%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 2 – Obadiah 2 points2%
The Minor Prophet – Lesson 3 – Joel 3 points3%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #1 5 points5%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 4 – Jonah 2 points2%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 5 – Hosea 3 points3%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 6 – Amos 3 points3%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #2 5 points5%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 7 – Micah 3 points3%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 8 – Zephaniah 3 points3%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #3 5 points5%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 9 – Nahum 2 points2%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 10 – Habakkuk 3 points3%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #4 5 points5%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 11 – Haggai 3 points3%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 12 – Zechariah 3 points3%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #5 5 points5%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 13 – Malachi 3 points3%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #6 5 points5%
Minor Prophets — Final Exam 15 points15%
Minor Prophets – Research Paper – Assignment 1 15 points15%
Minor Prophets – Blog – Assignment 2 5 points5%
Total100 points100%

GRADING

90-100 A

80-89 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

0-59 F

Grading Summary:

Reading of Notes and Quizzes 20%
Reading of Hosea thru Malachi 10%
Minor Prophets Analysis’ Papers 30%
Research Paper and Blog Assignment 25%
 Final Exam  15%
Total 100%


 Grading of Late Papers

Late papers, this includes homework and reading assignments, will be graded and then given a 5% per class period reduction.


PDF Format of Notes

Know that all your notes, directions and material can be found in each lesson as you progress through this course. For your files I will also include the PDF notes for you the student to download. To download the PDF for each lesson please click on the link at the end of each lesson.

The Don Melhus book “The Minor Prophets” can be downloaded here by clicking on the icon below this sentence. The student may open this PDF book in a separate page by hitting the Ctrl button and the Icon below at the same time.

Lessons