BIB105 Survey of the Tanakh (IMTI 2014)

IMTI SEALThis course will launch in September 2014.  Contact IMTI to enroll.

Course Description
This 12-week course will cover the metanarrative of the Tanakh, including Biblical theology and themes, and historical and cultural background of the Ancient Near East (ANE) and how monotheistic YHWH-ism stands in contrast to other belief systems of the ANE.

Syllabus & Course Schedule


  • The Bible (at least Tanakh, in either original languages or in a modern literal translation)
  • Shulam, Joseph. Hidden Treasures: The First Century Jewish Way of Understanding the Scriptures.  Jerusalem: Messianic Jewish Publisher, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9818-7300-8.
  • Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8010-2750-5.
  • Walton, John H. Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1994 (orig. 1978). ISBN 978-0-3104-8161-9.

Supplemental Handouts/Downloads (ordered to course reading schedule)

  • Module 1:  Tice, Brian.  Why Study the “OT”? (2011).
  • Module 1:  Tice, Brian.  False Bifurcation of Law and Grace (2011).
  • Module 4:  Kennedy, David B.  The Ten Commandments Reflected throughout the OT & NT (2009).
  • Module 9: Tice, Brian.  Esther’s “Bad Heir” Day (2011).
  • Module 9: Tice, Brian.  Wisdom Literature (2011).
  • Module 10: Tice, Brian.  Prophets Supplement (2011).
  • Module 11: Tice, Brian.  Hebrew Poetry (2011).

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