Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Review Chapters 5 and 6 in your textbook, God with Us: An Introduction to the Old Testament.
Review Genesis 1–11 in a standard translation of the Bible.
Write a 3-4 page paper addressing the following as discussed by Lennox:
Identify and discuss the following:
The most important thing we are to learn from the Bible.
The two most important questions we should be asking continually about the Bible’s content.
Summarize and briefly explain the four safeguards we are to remember to help us avoid misunderstandings about God as we read the Old Testament.
Your textbook states, “The Babylonians believed humans were created evil because they were made from the blood of a rebellious god.” The Bible tells a different story. Humans were created good but chose to disobey God. Expand on your understanding of this fundamental difference in beliefs by identifying the following examples and explaining their relevance in God’s larger plan, both then and now.
What did Adam and Eve lose after they disobeyed God?
What effects or results of sin are found in Genesis 3?
What other sins and sin-results are found in Genesis 4–11?
What evidences of God’s grace and kindness are found in Genesis 3–11?
The covenant between God and Noah and his sons begins in 9:1 and continues through 9:17. God was setting out an agreement or understanding at the start of a “new world” after the flood.
Identify the main points of this agreement.
Discuss what we learn about God from this covenant.
Does this covenant apply to us now? If so, explain how it is applicable today.
You may refer to pages 64–68 of your textbook for insights that you see beyond the biblical text.
Be sure to cite and reference your textbook where you quote or paraphrase the author’s thoughts. Cite scriptures you use in your paper. All citations should be formatted using correct APA format.
Copy the questions into the body of your paper and answer the questions in well-written paragraphs.
Your responses should demonstrate understanding (synthesis) of the material. Simple lists or sentence fragments are not acceptable.
Whenever possible, apply the principles learned to life in the twenty-first century.
When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor using the Assignment submission page, by the end of the workshop.