Biblical StudiesIntroductory Level Certificate
As a result of taking this course, you will possess a working knowledge of what each book of the Bible teaches, as well as a working knowledge of what the Bible's major themes are.
This independent study course, which surveys the general content of the English Bible, is designed to be completed in 12 weeks, as you listen to approximately 2 hours of lectures each week and finish the reading and writing assignments mentioned below.
Sproul, R.C., ed. The Reformation Study Bible.
1. Watch all of the Dust to Glory lectures.
2. Complete the Bible Study Questions and Discussion Questions in the Dust to Glory Study Guides. Type the answers on a separate sheet of paper.
3. Read all of The Reformation Study Bible Section Introductions (e.g. Pentateuch, Historical Books, etc.) and the Book Introductions (e.g. Genesis, Exodus, etc.), including the Book Outlines. [NOTE: The student is not required to read every study note at the foot of each page].
4. We encourage every student in this course to read the entire Bible. Only the following books, however, are required:
Old Testament Narrative: Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel,
1 & 2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah
Pre-exilic Prophets: Isaiah
Exilic Prophets: Ezekiel
Post-exilic Prophets: Haggai
Poetry & Wisdom: Psalms, Proverbs
New Testament Narrative: Luke, Acts, Galatians, 1 Corinthians, Romans
General Epistles: Hebrews, 1 John.
5. Pass an open book exam upon completion of the coursework. The multiple choice exam consists of two parts. Part One contains 25 questions from the “Study Questions” sections of the Dust to Glory study guides. Part Two contains 25 questions from The Reformation Study Bible section and book Introductions.