BI301: Jeremiah

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Syllabus


Class Description


An overview of the major prophets is given by means of the study of genre of literature, contemporary settings, and key prophecies of the book of Jeremiah & Lamentations.


Course Description


An exposition of the pre-exilic, exilic, and postexilic writing of the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. (3 credit hours)

At the option of the professor, there may be Included in some of the lessons some Youtube or Vimeo 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

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.

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Textbooks


1) Bible (KJV)

2) Class Notes

Online @ Texastheological.org. Student must sign up for the online class to get to these notes unless taking it in class.

3) Be Decisive_Old Testament Commentary by Warren W. Weirsbe

The student will buy “Be Decisive” the Old Testament Commentary by Warren W. Weirsbe in either the bound book or a E-Pub for their personal use.The book “Be Decisive can be purchased via Logos or Kindle for around $10.00 to add to your collection if you use Logos or Kindle. The paper bound book will cost the Student around $15.00 off the Internet. The Student will be required to Read this commentary according to the schedule listed with each lesson and the quizzes will come from this book as well as your notes.

 

 


Suggested Books


The Holman Old Testament Commentary by Max Andres, Fred M. Woods & Ross McLaren
(B&H Publishing, 2006)

 
The Prophets of Israel by Leon J. Wood.
(Baker Publishing Group, 1998).

 
The New American Commentary by F.B. Huey Jr.
(B&H Publishing, 19093)
Note: This is a NIV Version but has a lot of good comments. Texas Theological is a KING JAMES School but I believe you can draw from many sources and move it back to our King James Bible. This is the reason I choose this commentary. If you disagree with this that is your right and this is suggested reading and study materiel only and is not mandatory.

Course Requirements


  1. Read the entire books of Jeremiah and Lamentation at least once.
  2. Read 2nd Kings 21-25 & 2nd Chronicles 33-36. (These passages of Scripture will give you the chronological time of when Jeremiah was prophesying.
  3.  20 Quizzes
  4. One research paper,

Quizzes

The student will be required to take a 10 question multiple choice/true_false/Gap fill/Short answer  quiz at the end of every lesson. These quizzes will be timed and if the quiz is not completed in the allotted time frame then the quiz will auto submit and the quiz will be graded automatically. Once a student begins a quiz it will be up to the student to complete the quiz in the allotted time.

RESEARCH/ANALYSIS’ PAPERS

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

Analysis’ Papers:

The student of this course on Jeremiah and Lamentations will be required as a final exam to research and write a 13 to 15 page  report (Approximately 3000 to 3500 words) on one of the following questions listed below. The questions will also be listed in the final exam portion of the course work as well. The paper will be, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font and the student will be required to follow the TTUS Paper Format Requirements.

The paper will be an opinion paper and 8 to 15 references will be required along with a Bibliology.  The student when referring to the Bible in these reports will only cite the Bible reference (Matthew 1:1) and will not include the scripture in the report only the citation. The Student may choose either Endnotes (The references are included on a separate page/pages at the end of the article.) or Footnotes (The reference will appear at the bottom of the page on which the quote is stated) but the student will not do both. To make it clear on what is expected from the student, both a Bibliology and Endnotes/Footnotes will be required.

  1.   Like Isaiah, Jeremiah frequently uses the word “woe” [“oy” in Hebrew].   But rather than using the word as just a warning to evil doers, Jeremiah takes the woe to his own heart.  Its often woe is *us* or woe is *me.* Note his personal laments in Jeremiah 4:13, , 4:31, 6:4, 10:19, 15:10 and 45:3. What exactly is his complaint in each instance?
  2.  What personal sacrifices does Jeremiah have to make in order to fulfill his role as a prophet?  Why does he have to make these sacrifices?  Which would be most difficult?  Note especially Chapter 16.
  3. The Bible uses symbolism to deepen the message God has for His people. One such symbol is that of potter and clay. The most detailed example is found in Jeremiah 18. What should we as Christians learn from the symbolism of the potter and clay in the Bible?
  4. In the book of Lamentations chapter 3, Jeremiah speaks about God’s mercies being renewed morning by morning and how there is hope in the Lord. Using the book of Lamentations, especially  Lamentations 3:19-33 please answer the following questions…
  • What did the poet recall, according to these verses of this book? (Lamentations 3:19-21)
  • In the middle of lamenting the siege and destruction of Jerusalem, what profound assurance did the writer express in these verses? (Lamentations 3:22-24)
  • What virtues were affirmed by the author in these verses of this book? (Lamentations 3:25-27)
  •  How was God’s mercy revealed in suffering, according to these verses? (Lamentations 3:28-33)

ASSIGNMENTS / GRADING


GRADING

90-100 A

80-89 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

0-59 F

Grading Summary:

Reading of Notes and Quizzes 30%
Research Paper 40%
Reading of Jeremiah & Lamentation 15%
Reading of Textbook Assignments 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.


Lessons

BI301 – Jeremiah – Lesson 2

Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will watch the short video presentation on the Calling of God from  “The Gospel Coalition”. The Student will then want to read the class…

BI301 – Jeremiah – Lesson

Student Instructions: Please Read Carefully The student will watch the short video presentation on the testimony of  “Jaco van Deventer”. The Student will then want to read the class notes or…