Shaun Groves         

Course Time:

  • This course is offered on Tuesdays.
  • Please note, this is a one semester/.5 credit course
    that is only offered in the SECOND SEMESTER.

Course Prerequisites:

  • This course is open to 9th-12th grade students.

Course Text:

  • Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History, 2014
    ISBN-  0805497609

  • Course Outline and topics can be seen here.

Course Description:
Students will discover how the many books of the Bible form one big story.
They will learn the importance of reading and interpreting this story through
the “lens” of its original ancient Near Eastern context.

Students will develop an understanding of ancient Near Eastern geography,
literary devices, and customs in order to unlock new layers of meaning in the story.
Students will discover important themes, symbols, idioms, customs, remazim, and
Hebrew words that unlock more meaning in the Bible’s one big story.

Students will learn like ancient Jewish disciples, by asking questions of their teacher
and one another and by processing what they learn together.
Students will also reflect individually on what God is teaching them and how they should respond.