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Classical Bible – Old Testament Stories


									Classical Bible – Old Testament Stories
Final Exam Review

Tips for Acing the Final Exam
        This is a cumulative exam. You are responsible for knowing all lessons of the semester.
        The test will have 200 multiple-choice questions — plus a five-paragraph essay.
        Be familiar with the characters from each of the major stories discussed in class.
        Be familiar with the meanings of key words. (e.g. Golgotha = place of the skull)
        Be familiar with patterns of Scripture (e.g. donkeys, wells, famines, etc.).
        Know the gospel metaphors behind the major OT stories listed below.
        Study the previous quizzes found online.
        A five-paragraph essay will be due on the day of the exam. See back for details.

You should be familiar with the following stories:

     Days of Creation                     Jacob & Esau                        The Judges
       Adam & Eve                        Joseph & Judah                      Ruth & Boaz
       Cain & Abel                      The Burning Bush                   David & Goliath
        The Flood                      Passover & Exodus                  David & Bathsheba
      Tower of Babel                 Moses in the Wilderness                King Solomon
    The Great Famines                The Ten Commandments                  Song of Solomon
     Abraham & Isaac                     The Tabernacle                   The Prophet Elijah
     Isaac & Ishmael                    Joshua vs. Jericho                The Major Prophe

You should be able to discuss and/or identify the following biblical figures:

     Adam                        Joseph                   Deborah                   Goliath
       Eve                 Baker & Cupbearer                Barak                 Bathsheba
   The Serpent                   Judah                     Sisera                  Absalom
       Cain                      Tamar                       Jael                King Solomon
      Abel                       Moses                   Abimelech                   Elijah
      Noah                     Zipporah                    Gideon                     Baal
     Nimrod                      Aaron                    Jephthah                   Ahab
    Abraham                     Pharaoh                   Samson                    Jezebel
      Sarah                      Osiris                    Naomi                    Ahaziah
     Hagar                         Ra                       Ruth                     Elisha
    Ishmael                      Joshua                     Boaz                     Isaiah
      Isaac                      Rahab                     Samuel                  Jeremiah
      Jacob                     Othniel                  King Saul                  Ezekiel
      Esau                        Ehud                   King David                 Daniel

Be able to identify the major gospel metaphors found in the following stories:

   The Creation of Light            The Life Events of Joseph               The Tabernacle
    The Creation of Eve                   The Passover                     Joshua at Jericho
   The Curses of the Fall             The Waters of Marah              Ruth’s Kinsman Redeemer
        Cain & Abel                    Manna from Heaven                   David & Goliath
Reversing the Curse of Babel          The Amalekites Battle              The Song of Solomon
Abraham & Isaac at Moriah             Water from the Rock                The Ministry of Elijah
   Jacob Clothed as Esau           Serpent Lifted on a Standard          The Major Prophecies
Know the patterns, meanings, or symbolism associated with key words or names

 Jesus Reverses the Curses                 Isaac = laughter              Moab = Incestuous lineage
   Tree of Life = Salvation           Famines & trusting God                        Baal
        Dust = Death                  Egypt = death & bondage                Naomi = Pleasant
 The serpent = Satan or evil           Donkeys = Deliverance                Kinsman Redeemer
   Thorns = Curse of Fall                “I Am” Statements              Goliath’s Armor = serpentine
   The rainbow = Promise                    Wells = Brides                   Curse of the Sword
  Olives = peace & victory              Purposes of Plagues                   Incense = prayer
   Gethsemane = oil press            The Passover = Crucifixion          Myrrh = embalming agent
       Marad = bitter                        Baal-zephon
Circumcision = covenant sign          Golgotha = Place of Skull

*** You have the option to complete this essay at home.

Five Paragraph Essay: As part of your final exam grade, you will write a five-paragraph essay
about an Old Testament story chosen from the list of six stories below. The essay should briefly
summarize the facts of the event (less than 25% of the essay), list the gospel metaphors (if any),
offer an in-depth explanation of any messages or meanings that may apply to your life, and
attempt to explain why God might have ordained that particular story in redemptive history.

In simpler terms, your essay must answer the following questions: (1) What happened? (2) Does
it point to Christ or the gospel? (3) How does this story influence your understanding of God’s
desires? (4) Why do you believe that God would ordain this particular story to be in Scripture?

    Creation and Fall of Adam & Eve                               David vs. Goliath
    The Major Famines in Scripture                           David’s Sin with Bathsheba
         Moses and the Exodus                              Elijah’s vs. the Prophets of Baal

WARNING: You may incorporate class lessons, but do not plagiarize the in-class notes.

Due to the length of a 200-question exam, students are encouraged to complete their essays at
home. Those who choose to complete the essay at home may use a Bible and notes. Typewritten
essays are preferred. Pre-written essays will be due prior to the start of the exam. Those who
choose to wait until the day of the exam will be forced to write an essay without the use of notes
or Bible. All essays written on the day of the exam must be completed during the allotted time.

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