- What are some of the features that show the authenticity of the details in the book of Numbers?
- What is the purpose of Numbers as a historical work?
- How is the issue of “descendants” a key theme in Numbers and the Pentateuch?
- How/why are the events in Numbers referenced elsewhere in Scripture?
- In what way does Numbers have epic features?
- What are some of the problems and solutions to the census lists in Numbers?
- What connection may exist between Josiah’s reforms and Deuteronomy?
- On what does Moses reflect in Deuteronomy? What does he urge the people not to do?
- What kind of sermon is Deuteronomy? What are the circumstances of the sermon?
- What are some OT laws that remain in the NT era? What are some OT laws that are not repeated?
- In what way is Deuteronomy an important book for understanding both OT theology and the theological unity of both testaments?
- What subtitle might be appropriate for Deuteronomy? Why?
Jan Havicksz. Steen ca. 1626 – 1679
Moses Gets Water out of the Rocks
oil on panel (54 × 44 cm) — c. 1660
Assigned Study Guides are worth 20-25% of my classes total grade and therefore represent a meaningful part of how I evaluate students.
The expectation for the assigned Study Guides is that they are completed independently and without the help of any other student.
Study Guides will be reviewed in class in their entirety and will be graded by each student individually.
If the student gives a good faith (honest and sincere in intention) response to the assigned question, then full credit should be given.
If the student did not complete the assigned question when the question was answered in class then the student should not receive credit for that question.
If the student’s answer is totally inadequate or mostly incomplete then the student should not receive credit for that question.
Raphael, The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, ca. 1512