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WCF.M1.L31 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Use Bible study tools to determine the meanings and usage of key words.
  • Use the ancient Near Eastern covenant pattern as a tool to analyze the form of the Ten Commandments.
  • Compare perceptions of spirits, witchcraft, and other powerful forces in biblical times and among the Tiv.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 132-133Lesson 31 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 183-188Osborne: The Meaning of Words

  • Bowen: Return to Laughter
  • 116-171chs. 9–12

  • Loewen: The Bible in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 59-61aThe Old Testament Spirit World
  • 67c-69The Old Testament Spirit World
  • 71-75bThe New Testament Spirit World
  • 78-79aThe New Testament Spirit World

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 134-136Lesson 31 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 8Graham: The Inductive Method of Study, Inductive Bible Study Syllabus: Review Questions 6-8

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 325-327Estonia
  • 337-339Finland

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 31
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Find the occurrences of the word “world” in the Gospel of John and determine its range of meanings. Match the appropriate meanings to each unique usage. Defend at least two usages.


  • Using the covenant pattern of the ancient Near Eastern treaties, analyze the form of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20.


  • What similarities and differences did you find in your readings about the Old Testament spirit world, the New Testament spirit world, and the spirit beliefs among the Tiv?


Notes