Goals and Objectives of Lesson 1
In this lesson, we would like to accomplish the following:
1. We hope you will become enthusiastic about understanding and responding to the story of Abraham in Genesis 11:10-25:18.
2. We hope you will make use of all the resources and activities of the lesson to understand the literary structure and major themes of Genesis 11:10-25:18.
3. We hope you make some changes in your life as a response to the teachings of this lesson, especially in your love for God and your desire to worship Him.
When you have done the following, it will show that the goals are met:
1. Use all the resources and complete all the written assignments of the lesson, expressing your own attitudes regarding the literary structure and the major themes of Genesis 11:10-25:18.
2. Obtain a satisfactory grade on the test, demonstrating that you can identify seventeen episodes organized in five main groups in the life of Abraham, and four major themes of Genesis 11:10-25:18.
3. Answer the application questions in the study guides, in which you apply the teachings of the lesson to your own life.
If you are not very familiar with the process of doing the assignments for a lesson, you should read this PDF tutorial. It will guide you through the lesson, step by step. If you are already familiar with the process, you may skip this and go to the more specific "Instructions for Lesson 1."
Carefully read these instructions. You may want to print them out so that you can refer to them as you proceed through the assignments.
Note about Greek and Hebrew
Once in a while, the lectures of Third Millennium courses include words in Greek or Hebrew. Don't worry about this, because a knowledge of these languages is not necessary for the course. Furthermore, when a Greek or Hebrew word is used in a study guide, glossary, or quiz, it will be transliterated (using English letters). However, it may be helpful to at least look at the alphabet of these biblical languages and learn something about the way they are transliterated. If you are interested, you may look at the following resources:
For Greek, see the following PDF document:
For Hebrew, you may look at the following web site called "Judaism 101"
Each lesson has a glossary of terms and names used in the lesson. You can find it in the "Resources" section of the lesson.