David W. Baker brings his interest in pedagogy and the Pentateuch to this Mobile Ed course on the theology of Genesis. In OT303 you will be introduced to the meaning and work of biblical theology, how it differs from systematic theology, and how to approach Scripture in a way that affects the reader for God’s glory. In addition, you will participate in a broad study on key theological themes found in the first book of the Bible, including an in-depth look at the picture Genesis paints of God; what it means for humanity to be created in God’s image; the impact of the fall and sin on both humanity and the rest of creation; and God’s plan of restoration and redemption—all informed directly by Scripture. This practical approach to biblical theology will show you how the book of Genesis shapes discipleship today.
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Unit 1: Introduction to Biblical Theology
The Bible and Theology: What and Why?
Methodology: How to Do Theology
Unit 2: God, Man, and Creation
The Beginning of Time
Theology of God in Genesis 1
Navigating Lexicons to Explore the Meaning of 'Elohim
The Spirit of God
Discovering the Meanings of Ruach in Genesis
Theology through Literary Structure
Theology of Relationships
The Image of God
Yahweh God’s Relationship with Humanity
The Garden of Eden
Using Proximity Searching to Research Symbolism from the Garden of Eden
God and Humanity
Unit 3: Sin and Its Consequences
Sin and Covenant: A Canonical Perspective
Guilt and Shame
The Serpent and Satan
Consequences of Sin
Cain and Abel
Broken Relationships due to the Fall
Cain and Seth
Unit 4: Genealogies, the Flood, and God’s Promises
Dr. David W. Baker is a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio, where he’s taught since 1986, following teaching assignments at the University of Durban-Westville and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He’s also lectured in Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Baker has a particular interest in pedagogy, constantly exploring new means and media to enhance the learning and teaching experience for both the instructor and the student. He has contributed to, edited, or written over 40 books, including Isaiah in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, The NIV Application Commentary: Joel, Obadiah, Malachi, and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch. Forthcoming books include Genesis 37–50: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text in the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible Series, 1 & 2 Kings in the Teach the Text Commentary Series, Genesis in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series, and 1 & 2 Samuel in the Believers Church Bible Commentary Series.
He’s blessed with a wife, Morven, who immigrated to Canada from Scotland—a start that prepared her to support Dr. Baker in his geographical wanderings. Morven is a counselor specializing in women’s issues, specifically sexual abuse and domestic violence. Together, they have two children and three granddaughters.