Event Title: LPL Module - Old Testament
13-Jul-2019 to 14-Jul-2019 Past Event
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church, Sitiawan
Secretariat: Mr Abel How at 010-463 5976
Email: sitiawan.wmc@gmail.com

LPL Module - Old Testament

Outline of LPL Module
The Intensive Study Weekend Module is intended to provide :

  • a survey and introduction to the 39 books in the Old Testament
  • understanding the context of the Old Testament, i.e. its historical, cultural and the socio-religious background.


  1. Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
    (Compulsory pre-reading for the course, except for NT Chapters 3,4,6,7,8,13)
  2. J. Drane, Introducing the Old Testament (Oxford: Lynx, 1987)
  3. W. Dumbrell, The Faith of Israel (London: Apollos, 1989).
  4. Tremper Longman III and Raymond B. Dillard,  Understanding the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006, 2nd ed)
  5. William Sanford Lasor, David Allan Hubbard, Frederic William Bush, Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament 2nd Edition
  6. Bruce K. Waltke and Charles Yu, An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach



Saturday (13 July)

Sunday (14 July)

10:00am – 11:30am

Session 1:  An Introduction to Understanding the Old Testament and its world.

Sunday Worship Service 

SWESS/other ministries
(Lunch on your own)

11:30am – 11:45am


11:45am – 1:15pm

Session 2:  Torah (Pentateuch)

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Lunch Break

Session 5:  Historical Books
2:00pm – 3:30pm

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Session 3:  Prophetic Books (Former Prophets)

3:30pm – 4:00pm

3:30pm – 4:00pm


Session 6:  Wisdom Books, Psalms and Writings
4:00pm – 5:30pm

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Session 4:  Prophetic Books (Latter Prophets)


Additional Resources:

  1. Fredrick Carlson Holmgren and Walter Brueggemann, The Old Testament and the Significance of Jesus: Embracing Change -Maintaining Christian Identity
  2. Gordon Wenham, The Psalter Reclaimed: Praying and Praising with the Psalms
  3. David Noel Friedman, The Unity of the Hebrew Bible (The Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture Series)

Assignment 1: 3 months from date of course (closing date 15 Oct 2019)

Length of essay: 2,500-3000 words. All assignments in word doc. format, font size 12, Times Roman, 1.5 spacing.

The Jews placed the Torah as the highest portion of their scripture and everything else rests on the Torah.

  • Give a brief discussion for each book in the Torah.
  • Comment on the shape and structure of the Torah - why are the books arranged in this way and its significance.
  • Lastly, how is the Jewish Torah relevant for Christians?

Assignment 2: 6 months from date of course (closing date 15 Jan 2020)

Choose one of the topics below. Write an essay of 2500-3000 words. All assignments in word doc. format, font size 12, Times Roman, 1.5 spacing.

  1. The Old Testament & New Testament form a unified whole. Do you agree?
  2. Pick a favourite Psalm and discuss its form and message.
  3. Survey the Twelve Minor Prophets and write about their forth-telling ministry.

Please send your completed assignments to:
Rev. Joshua Khong at joshkhong@gmail.com


*LPL Course 2019 for credits and audits*
_Old Testament_ (Compulsory Module) 

To register please contact Mr Abel How at 010-463 5976 and email your registration to sitiawan.wmc@gmail.com. Cost RM25 only for 3 teas and one lunch.  


13-14 July 2019
Wesley Methodist Church, Sitiawan
Rev Joshua Khong