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Encountering the Old Testament

Required Textbook Readings:
• Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2015 (ISBN: 978-0801049538)
From Encountering the Old Testament, read the following chapters:
• What is the Old Testament and Why study it? (pp. 1-12)
• Where and when did the events of the Old Testament take place? (pp. 13-24)
• Introduction to the Pentateuch: The Birth of God’s People (pp. 37-50)
• Genesis 1-11: The Prelude to Israel (pp. 51-61)
• Genesis 12-50: The Patriarchs: Ancestors of Israel’s Faith (pp. 63-75)