Module 9:  From Eden to Sinai: The Origin of the World and the Nation of Israel

Setting the scene for the whole Old Testament, this module explores the origins of the nations and the nation of Israel. Having shown the deep need of humanity, God breaks into human history and begins his plan of redemption by choosing a man, Abraham and through him a nation, Israel. In these books we explore these beginnings, with God's protection of the covenant, deliverance from oppression, and the commissioning of the nation of Israel to its destiny to be a missionary people on the earth.

2 U of N Extension Studies Credits.


모듈 9 : 에덴에서 시나이까지 : 세계의 기원과 이스라엘의 국가
구약성서 전체를 위한 장면을 설정한 이 모듈은 국가와 이스라엘 국가의 기원을 탐구한다. 인류의 깊은 필요성을 보여준 하나님은 인류 역사에 침입하여 아브라함과 그를 통해 이스라엘을 선택함으로써 구원의 계획을 시작합니다. 이 책에서 우리는 하나님의 언약 보호, 억압으로부터의 인도, 그리고 이스라엘 국가의 운명에 대한 명령으로 지구상의 선교사가 되는 이러한 시작을 탐구합니다.
2 U of N Extension Studies Credits.


LeviticusHaving commissioned the Tabernacle as a place for his dwelling among them at the end of Exodus, so a priesthood was needed to serve in that Tabernacle, and instructions needed to show how a sinful people could enjoy the presence of a Holy God.  Leviticus provides these.  But more, you will discover how this (often neglected) book has profound significance for both your personal walk with God, and for the society you live in.


ExodusThe Exodus and Sinai encounter with YWHW become the birth of the nation of Israel.  You will discover how God claims this freed group of slaves as his own special people and enters into a covenant with them to prepare them for nationhood.  You will also see how God chose to make his place among them, even despite their failure.  In Exodus, you meet God the Redeemer.  Much of what you study in the following books of the Old Testament has this book as a foundation.


GenesisIn this unit, you will be laying the foundation for your study of the whole of the Old Testament.  As you will discover, Genesis explores the origins of the nations and the nation of Israel.  You will understand how in the light of the deep need of humanity God breaks into the human history and begins his plan of redemption.  You will meet the men he chooses, Abraham and the Patriarchs of Israel, and the faith they inspire.  Because of the modern tendency of many to read the early chapters of this book like a science manual, you will consider various ways these chapters can be interpreted.