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WCF.M1.L18 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • List the unique cultural customs in Genesis 12–50 and discuss the relationship between culture and God.
  • Use the Inductive Bible Study method with increasing confidence in your study of the Book of Genesis.
  • Describe how the Joseph story adds to the concept of redemption in Genesis.
  • Explain the relationship of the patriarchs and Joseph with the nations.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 72-74Lesson 18 Introduction

  • General
  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 1-24Early History of the Israelites through Joseph

  • Fee: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
  • 89-106The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use
    This book is available as an e-book.

  • Loewen: The Bible in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 7-13Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 212b-213Hinduism: The Order of Human Life

  • Fee: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
  • 89-106The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper use

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 74-75Lesson 18 Review

  • Research
  •  ATLA Religion Database
  • Search for the phrase, "Genesis 12-50." The first seven entries are reviews of books. Read several of these reviews looking for information that will help you meet one or more of the Objectives for this lesson. As always, keep a few notes in a journal so you can discuss these readings with your mentor.

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 8Graham: The Inductive Method of Study, Inductive Bible Study Syllabus: Part II, Assignment E4: Genesis Applications: Inductive study
  • 28Graham: Inductive Bible Study Explained: Application

  • Optional
  • Dever: “The Middle Bronze Age: The Zenith of the Urban Canaanite Era”
  •  ATLA Religion Database:
    Biblical Archaeologist (September 1987) 50,3: 148-177

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 655-657Oman

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 18
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • What unique cultural customs do you find in Genesis 12–50?


  • Briefly indicate the role the Joseph story has in God’s redemptive plan for Israel.


  • Explain the relationship between the patriarchs and Joseph with the nations on the basis of Genesis 12–50.


Notes