Syllabus for New Testament Survey
Taught at Servants Bible School, Vancouver, WA March 26 to May 24, 2012
Pastor Russell Richardson, instructor (email@example.com)
This course is designed to give the knowledge, skills and resources to prepare one to be a competent student and well prepared teacher of the New Testament.
The course will teach the backgrounds in culture, history, and geography for the New Testament and its individual books. It will also survey in a systematic way the content of the New Testament and that of its individual books.
The class will meet Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
beginning March 26 and concluding May 24, 2012.
These are to be recited word perfect to three friends.
The following is an assignment table
expressing the week by week expectations for student preparation
Assigned reading due
*B to page 38
*B to page 68
Harmony of the Gospels
*B to page 109
1 & 2 Corinthians
*B to page 148
Galatians & 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians & Philemon
*B to page 184
1 & 2 Timothy & Titus
*B to page 222
James & 1 Peter
2 Peter, Jude,
*B to page 249
Q & A - Summary & Review
*B to page 281
*B = Survey of the New Testament by Paul N. Benware
Grades are as follows: A = 90 to 100
B = 80 to 89
C = 70 to 79
D = 60 to 69
WHY SURVEY THE NEW TESTAMENT
Jig saw puzzle – edges are important, so is a picture of what it is supposed to look like.
A satellite view of? OAHU!
Closer in – we get a map, details, information that helps us plan & not get lost
Closer still & we can see some sights!
Like: Pearl Harbor
Or: the statue of King Kamehameha
& if you turn around = you can see the Iolani Palace
Or – we can climb up Diamond Head & get this view
All this to say: we are going to find the edges and the big picture of the New Testament;
And we are going to acquaint ourselves with the lay of the land, find our way around;
And hopefully take some time to visit some of the highlights – some well-known and maybe some not so well-known.
THE WORLD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Here are 3 cities we want to look at first:
Jerusalem…Joppa (Tel Aviv)…Caesarea
Caesarea = Herod’s City by the Sea
= The official residence of the Herods & Roman Procurators
Events: Philip settled there = Acts 8
Paul (Saul) escaped from Damascus via Caesarea to Tarsus Acts 9
Peter & Cornelius = Acts 15
Paul & team stayed with Philip = Agabus prophecy = Acts 21
Map of the Valley of Jezreel
Jezreel =Sown By God
Map of Galilee – Nazareth: Various pictures
& Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee: Various pictures
& Capernaum: Various pictures
& Hula Valley = north – source of the Jordan River
Jerusalem - The City of God: Various Pictures