Details for Old Testament Foundations

The foundational documents of the Christian Faith are found in the Old Testament. It is the first instance of God’s self-revelation to humanity, it points forward to Jesus, and it provides glimpses of the Holy Spirit at work. The themes, theology, wisdom, history, and narrative form the basis for anything the New Testament has to teach us. This Subject will equip you to uncover the significance and relevance of the Old Testament to being a disciple of Jesus.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB009
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin

Awards offering Old Testament Foundations

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Describe the overall content, storyline and significance of Israel’s Scriptures (Old Testament);
  2. Outline how Israel’s Scriptures came into existence and their canonical structure;
  3. Summarise the key themes, structure and developments of a book of Israel’s Scriptures;
  4. Define the overall historical, cultural and social context of Israel’s Scriptures;
  5. Discuss principles and insights derived from study of Israel’s Scriptures for contemporary life and ministry.

Subject Content

  • Torah: Genesis and Exodus
  • Torah: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  • Former Prophets
  • Latter Prophets
  • Writings

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Weekly Quizzes (25%)
  • Draft Exegesis (15%)
  • Major Exegesis (35%)
  • Sermon (25%)

Prescribed Text

There are no textbooks, but readings will be provided.