This course is centred on the stories in the first five books of the Bible (Genesis to Deuteronomy). It covers topics like the Creation, the Fall, Noah, the tower of Babel, the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph), the Exodus, Sinai and wanderings in the wilderness. Notes will be given for each lesson.
Profile: Rev Dr John S H Tay is the Dean of the Faculty of Biblical Studies in the Bethany International University (better known as the Bethany School of Missions). In 2004, he retired from St Andrew’s Cathedral, where he had been Dean and Vicar since 1996. Before that, he was an academic staff of the National University of Singapore for about 22 years, as well as Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics (1988-1995). He is married to Ivy, and they have two children and eight grandchildren.