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


Jeffry Evans

Jeffry Evans has worked in information technology, web development and business intelligence for 14 years. He has helped companies make and save significant money, as well as running his own successful business. His has a bachelor’s of business administration degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, with a major in computer information systems. He has a wife and one child, and is currently employed full-time, as well as ministering part time for Metropolitan Baptist Church and Texas Theological University & Seminary in developing software systems, online courses, etc.

817-237-2201
817-312-3836

Please allow 24 hours to respond by email. You may also text if you need a quicker response.


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 TTUS Paper Format Requirments 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 TTUS Paper Format Requirements

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 / Exam Percent of Total Grade
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 1 2.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 2 – Obadiah 2.00%
The Minor Prophet – Lesson 3 – Joel 3.00%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #1 5.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 4 – Jonah 2.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 5 – Hosea 3.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 6 – Amos 3.00%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #2 5.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 7 – Micah 3.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 8 – Zephaniah 3.00%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #3 5.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 9 – Nahum 2.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 10 – Habakkuk 3.00%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #4 5.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 11 – Haggai 3.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 12 – Zechariah 3.00%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #5 5.00%
The Minor Prophets – Lesson 13 – Malachi 3.00%
Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #6 5.00%
Minor Prophets — Final Exam 15.00%
Minor Prophets – Research Paper – Assignment 1 15.00%
Minor Prophets – Blog – Assignment 2 5.00%
Total100%

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.

minor-prophets-Dan-Melhus

Lessons

The Minor Prophets – Lesson 2 – Obadiah

The Prophecy Of Obadiah Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Obadiah.The student then will want to read the class notes and the book assignment which is given at the end of this lesson. After reading and […]

The Minor Prophet – Lesson 3 – Joel

The Prophecy Of Joel Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Jonah.The student then will want to read the class notes and the book assignment. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student […]

Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #1

Analysis’ Paper Question #1. This is a 150 to 250 word, double spaced, report on the particular question chosen and the student will follow the TTUS Paper Format Requirements. 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 Minor Prophets – Lesson 4 – Jonah

The Prophecy Of Jonah Introduction Perhaps no other Old Testament prophecy is better known than the story of Jonah. The prophet, whose name means “dove” is better known by Bible students, even little children, for his adventure with a big fish than he is for his prophetic work. However, a careful study of this book […]

The Minor Prophets – Lesson 5 – Hosea

The Prophecy Of Hosea Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Joel.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to […]

The Minor Prophets – Lesson 6 – Amos

  The Prophecy Of Amos Introduction Amos, the “Country Prophet” or “Farmer Prophet,” was a man of God compelled from his simple life in Judah to a daunting task of preaching to the “fat”  rich and their ungodly self-satisfaction in the northern kingdom of Israel. His call as prophet was indeed a burden, and fit […]

Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #2

Analysis’ Paper Question #2. This is a 150 to 250 word, double spaced, report on the particular question chosen and the student will follow the TTUS Paper Format Requirements. 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 Minor Prophets – Lesson 7 – Micah

  The Prophecy Of Micah Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Micah.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to […]

The Minor Prophets – Lesson 8 – Zephaniah

The Prophecy Of Zephaniah Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Micah.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to the […]

Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #3

Analysis’ Paper Question #3. This is a 150 to 250 word, double spaced, report on the particular question chosen and the student will follow the TTUS Paper Format Requirements. 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 Minor Prophets – Lesson 9 – Nahum

The Prophecy Of Nahum Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Nahum.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to the […]

The Minor Prophets – Lesson 10 – Habakkuk

The Prophecy Of Habakkuk Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Habakkuk.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to […]

Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #4

Analysis’ Paper Question #4. This is a 150 to 250 word, double spaced, report on the particular question chosen and the student will follow the TTUS Paper Format Requirements. 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 Minor Prophets – Lesson 11 – Haggai

The Prophecy Of Haggai Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Haggai.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to the […]

The Minor Prophets – Lesson 12 – Zechariah

The Prophecy Of Zechariah Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Zechariah.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to the […]

Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #5

Analysis’ Paper Question #5. This is a 150 to 250 word, double spaced, report on the particular question chosen and the student will follow the TTUS Paper Format Requirements. 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 Minor Prophets – Lesson 13 – Malachi

The Prophecy Of Malachi Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will want to listen to the MP3 1st to get a very short overview of the book of Malichi.The student then will want to read the class notes. After reading and reviewing what the student has been assigned the student will then go to the […]

Minor Prophets — Analysis Paper #6

Analysis’ Paper Question #6. This is a 150 to 250 word, double spaced, report on the particular question chosen and the student will follow the TTUS Paper Format Requirements. 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. […]

Minor Prophets — Final Exam

Minor Prophets Final Exam Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully PREPARING FOR THE EXAM The Minor Prophets Final Exam will  have 50 questions consisting of… True/False Multiple Choice The student may want to review the first 13 lesson of your course because all the questions come from prior Quizzes. Good luck and may the Lord give you the student great […]

Minor Prophets – Research Paper – Assignment 1

Write a paper and answer the question from Obadiah, “Why was the Edomites so bitter toward their brethren in Israel?” Please answer in your assignment the three things listed below. The cause of their bitterness. The casualties of the Edomites bitterness. The cure for the Edomites bitterness. In the CURE please do your best to […]

Minor Prophets – Blog – Assignment 2

Give thought to the Scripture below and write a blog post from it.  Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Hosea 7:8    The blog should be between 250 and 750 words and should simply be your thoughts on the Scripture above in accordance and in reference to today. Give […]