Old Testament: Genesis–Ruth Learning Assessment Study Guide

“Old Testament: Genesis–Ruth Learning Assessment Study Guide,” Seminary Learning Assessments (2016)

“Old Testament: Genesis–Ruth,” Seminary Learning Assessments

Old Testament: Genesis–Ruth


Doctrinal mastery questions: Understand the doctrines taught in the scripture mastery verses.

Context questions: Understand some of the key accounts, individuals, time periods, and symbolism.

  • The most important message of the Old Testament and what most of the symbols, laws, images, prophecies, and events of the Old Testament refer to or represent (see Moses 5:7–8; Mosiah 3:13–15)

  • Symbolism of the blood on the doorposts (see Exodus 12:21–23), the brass serpent (see Numbers 21:8–9; Alma 33:19–22), and Abraham being asked to sacrifice Isaac (see Genesis 22:10–12; John 3:16)

  • What Moses knew that helped him overcome Satan (see Moses 1:4–7, 13)

  • Commandments given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (see Moses 2:26–30; 3:16–17)

  • Noah and the Flood: how the Flood might be considered a blessing to spirits not yet born and to the wicked living at the time of the Flood (see Moses 8:22–30; 2 Nephi 26:24; Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students [2015], 38)

  • Jacob and Esau: the choices Esau made that showed he despised his birthright (see Genesis 25:29–34; 26:34–35; Old Testament Study Guide, 65–66)

  • Joseph sold into Egypt: lessons learned about trials (see Genesis 45:7–8; 50:20–21)

  • Moses’s calling to deliver Israel: what God told Moses to help him overcome his doubt (see Exodus 3:12, 17)

  • Key lessons learned from Israel in the wilderness: what the Lord gave Israel daily to remember Him (see Exodus 16:4–5), blessings of the tabernacle (see Exodus 25:8, 22; 29:43–46), how sacrifices described in the book of Leviticus pointed Israel to Jesus Christ (see Leviticus 1:3–9; 4:20–31; 16:21–22), and Caleb and Joshua’s response to the “evil report” (see Numbers 14:7–9)

  • Lessons learned from entering the promised land and overtaking Jericho (see Joshua 6)

  • The general timeline of key prophets: Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Moses (see “Bible Chronology” in the Bible appendix; see also

  • Major individuals in the first part of the Old Testament: Adam, Eve, Moses, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Lot, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, Esau, Joseph, Aaron, Caleb, Joshua, Balaam, Samson, Gideon, and Ruth

Doctrines and principles: Understand major doctrines and principles taught in the Old Testament.

Key terms: Understand the meaning of key terms.