This course focuses on acquiring basic knowledge and understanding of Christianity through the study of the Old Testament. Students are expected to become familiar with OT stories, symbols and key words. Audio-visual aids will be used for deeper appreciation of the content.
Class attendance / reading assignments / quizzes / term paper
Peter Milward, The Story of lsrael (南雲堂) Michel Christiaens, 『聖書のシンボル50』（オリエンス宗教研究所） Handouts will be distributed in class.
The Holy Bible: King James Version. Others to be announced.
Preliminary preparation and active participation in class are indispensable. It is advised that the course be taken both the first and second semester to understand the Scriptures. The whole class will be conducted in English.
The Old Testament stories from the Authorized Version of the Bible (King James Bible)： Ⅰ：THE LAW The story of Creation / The story of Adam and Eve / The story of the Fall / The story of Cain and Abel / The story of Noah / The Tower of Babel / The story of Abraham / Abraham and Isaac / The story of Jacob / The story of Joseph / The story of Moses / The escape from Egypt / The Ten Commandments / The way to the Promised Land Ⅱ：THE HISTORY The story of Samuel / The story of Saul / The story of David / David and Goliath / The reign of David / The sin and repentance of David / David and Absalom / The story of Solomon / Solomon's Temple / The sin of Solomon Ⅲ：THE PROPHETS The story of Elijah / The fiery chariot / The story of Elisha / The story of Isaiah / The prophecy of Immanuel / The Invasion of Assyria / The story of Jeremiah / The Prophecy of the New Covenant / The destruction of Judah / The story of Ezekiel / The story of Daniel / The continuation of Isaiah / The return of the captives
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