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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

GSEM530-001

DOCTRINE OF THE SANCTUARY


Spring Semester 2012
Richard M. Davidson

GSEM530-001

DOCTRINE OF THE SANCTUARY


SPRING 2012

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GSEM530-001
Doctrine of the Sanctuary
Spring 2012
Seminary S340
1:30 3:20pm
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Richard M. Davidson, Ph.D.


269.471.6575
davidson@andrews.edu
Seminary Old Testament Suite N111
Tuesday, 11:301:00 pm
Tuesday; Wednesday, 10:3012:30 pm
Thursday, 10:302:30 pm,
Dorothy Show
showd@andrews.edu
Seminary N111

BULLETIN CLASS DISCRIPTION

A study of the earthly and heavenly sanctuaries with special emphasis on the books of Leviticus, Daniel,
Hebrews, and Revelation. Team taught by members of various departments.

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CLASS OBJECTIVES

A. Being (Values)
1. The importance of a sola Scriptura approach to the biblical text.
2. The centrality of the sanctuary in the system of truth in Scripture.
3. The relevance of the sanctuary message in the personal life of the Christian.
4. The beauty, truth, and goodness of the sanctuary and the God of the sanctuary.
5. The good news (gospel-orientation) of the judgment for the Christian.
6. The vitality of Sanctuary Life: justification, sanctification, ethics, ecology.
7. The importance of preaching the sanctuary message.
B.

Knowing (Content)
1. The biblical basis of a Sola Scriptura approach to the text, and the underlying hermeneutical
issues in modern study of the Scripture.
2. The pervasiveness of sanctuary data as backdrop to Scriptures grand central theme.
3. Major challengers and basic controverted issues in the sanctuary doctrine.
4. The biblical (exegetical) basis for the Adventist understanding of the sanctuary, including its pre
Fall function in heaven and in Eden, its Gospel-centered focus after the Fall, and the return to its
original function in the New Earth.
5. Biblical responses to the major challenges concerning the sanctuary doctrine.
6. The sanctuary as key to the whole system of biblical truth, beauty, and goodness.
7. The preaching values in the sanctuary doctrine.

C. Doing (Knows How To)


1. Show the biblical basis of a sola Scriptura approach to Scripture, and the problems of an
historical-critical methodology.
2. Trace the expansive treatment of the sanctuary throughout Scripture.
3. Set forth the basic Seventh-day Adventist understanding of the Sanctuary from Scripture,
including its pre-Fall function in heaven and in Eden, its Gospel-centered focus after the Fall,
and the return to its original function in the New Earth.
4. Present a biblically-based, well-organized, Christ (gospel)-centered response to those who have
challenged the sanctuary doctrine.
5. Demonstrate that the sanctuary is the key to the whole system of biblical reality (truth, beauty,
and goodness) as it is centered in Jesus.
6. Integrate the study of the sanctuary with personal experience and make practical application to
pastoral ministry.
7. Develop the preaching values of the sanctuary doctrine.

COURSE OUTLINE

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.

Orientation/Importance of the Sanctuary Doctrine


Issues in the Sanctuary Doctrine
The Original Sanctuaries (Heaven and Earth)
Aesthetics of the Sanctuary Doctrine
Sanctuary Typology: Biblical Foundations and Principles of Interpretation
Sanctuary Typology in the Pentateuch
The Investigative Judgment in the Old Testament Outside of Daniel
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H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.

A Theology of Judgment in Scripture


The Sanctuary in Daniel
The Sanctuary in Hebrews
The Sanctuary and Festival Typology
The Sanctuary in Revelation
The Contemporary Relevance of the Sanctuary Message

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A. Attendance
Class attendance is required. A weekly record will be kept. Note the following policy on class
absences in the 20112012 AU Bulletin, p. 30: Whenever the number of absences exceeds 10% for
graduate classes of the total course appointments, the teacher may give a failing grade. Merely being
absent from campus does not exempt the student from this policy. Absences recorded because of late
registration, suspension, and early/late vacation leaves are not excused. (See the AU 201112
Bulletin, p. 30, for the complete policy on class absences.)
Classroom Seating:
To facilitate the instructor learning each students name, please select a
permanent seat (for at least the first half of the semester) in the classroom by
Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
B.

Reading
The following books and articles are required reading for this class. (For the reading schedule, see
Tentative Schedule and Reading List, pp. 811.) All required reading is expected to be read by
the date listed on the Tentative Schedule and Reading List.
M.Div. students registered for 3 hours of credit should read an additional 30 hours from
sources found in the suggested reading of the Tentative Schedule and Reading List, or other
relevant sources.
M.A. (Religion) students should read an additional 150 pages for 2 credit hours and another 40
hours of reading or its equivalent for a 3rd credit. All of the readings below marked with an
asterisk (*) will be sent to the students e-mail box in time to be read for the class period in
which the reading is due.
If you do not receive material any given week, contact my administrative assistant, Dorothy Show
(showd@andrews.edu).
Note:

A weekly reading report, declaring that the weeks assignments (as listed in the
Tentative Schedule and Reading List, pp. 811) have been completed, will be indicated
on each Tuesdays attendance sheet. The student will mark one of the following: 3 (= done
completely, thoroughly, and on time); 2 (= scanned quickly); 1 (= only partially
completed); 0 (= assignments not done at all).

*Canale, Fernando L. Philosophical Foundations and the Biblical Sanctuary. Andrews University
Seminary Studies 36, no. 2 (Autumn 1998): 183206.
*Davidson, Richard M. A Song for the Sanctuary (forthcoming textbook for the General Conference
Biblical Research Institute). Weekly installments will be sent electronically to the students email box.
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*Holbrook, Frank B. Light in the Shadows: An Overview of the Doctrine of the Sanctuary. In
Light in the Shadows: An Overview of the Doctrine of the Sanctuary and Walking in the Light:
An Overview of the Doctrine of Salvation in Christ, 325. Silver Spring, MD: Biblical Research
Institute, 1984.
Moore, Marvin. The Case for the Investigative Judgment: Its Biblical Foundation. Nampa, ID:
Pacific Press, 2010.
*Moskala, Jiri. Toward a Biblical Theology of Gods Judgment: A Celebration of the Cross in
Seven Phases of Divine Universal Judgment (An Overview of a Theocentric-Christocentric
Approach). Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 15, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 138165.
*________. The Gospel According to Gods Judgment: Judgment as Salvation. Journal of the
Adventist Theological Society 22, no. 1 (1011): 2849.
*Paulien, Jon. The Role of the Hebrew Cultus, Sanctuary and Temple in the Plot and Structure of the
Book of Revelation, AUSS 33, no. 2 (Autumn 1995): 245264.
Shea, W. H. Selected Studies on Prophetic Interpretation. DARCOM, vol. 1. Washington, DC:
Review and Herald, 1982. (chaps. 1, 3, 5, 6).
White, E. G. Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 343358 (chapter 30); Great Controversy, pp. 409432,
479491 (chapters 23, 24, 28).
Please note: The assigned reading for the week should be reported on the attendance sheet each
Tuesday. A final (cumulative) report including additional reading is due the day
scheduled for the final exam (reading report form attached). Late reports will not
receive full credit.
Pertinent books and materials in addition to the assigned reading will be placed on hourly reserve in
the James White Library, or may be found in the Heritage Room or the White Estate.
C. Weekly Written Interaction with the Weeks reading of A Song for the Sanctuary
Every week the student is expected to interact in writing (23 pages) with the reading assignment for
the week from A Song for the Sanctuary, by doing the following:
1.
2.

Write five questions covering the main points of the reading from A Song for the Sanctuary,
along with written answers to these questions.
Give a personal response to the reading assignment from A Song for the Sanctuary, assessing in
your opinion what areas are particularly helpful, need more clarification, and/or are not
adequately substantiated, and offering suggestions as to how the material could be presented in
a more relevant and/or user-friendly format.

Note:

The written interaction is due each Tuesday at the beginning of class time for the
topic to be discussed during that class period.

D. Project
The sanctuary project may consist of one of the following: (1) a series of no less than three Bible
studies for non-SDAs, preferably encompassing the entire Sanctuary doctrine; (2) two major
sermons (preferably one for an SDA congregation and one for evangelism outreach or two for
evangelism outreach); or (3) a 1215 page research paper or essay on a selected topic approved by
the instructor, or (4) another original sanctuary-related project (play, radio script, sanctuary model,
musical composition, etc.) approved by the instructor. Assignment (1) or (2) must be fully written
out, revealing clarity of presentation, containing solid support from Scripture (including recent
research as dealt within class lectures or readings), and designed to enhance the appreciation of the
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sanctuary message. The deadline for turning in this project is at the scheduled time for the final
examination (Monday, April 30, 10:30 am).
M.A. (Religion) students are required to write a research paper 2025 pages (minimum) in length
on a topic approved by the instructor. (See list of suggested topics for ideas, although the topic
chosen is not restricted to these suggestions.)
E.

Midterm and Final Take-Home Synthesis/Reflections


A midterm take-home Synthesis/Reflection paper (1520 pages double-spaced) is due Tuesday,
April 3 (see tentative schedule), answering the following question: Is the unique SDA
understanding of the Sanctuary Doctrine true (solidly based in Scripture), in light of major objections
raised to the doctrine? (See the 10 major issues summarized at the end of chap. 3 in A Song for the
Sanctuary.) The synthesis/reflection paper may be done in outline form, and not full sentences, but
the main ideas should be evident to the reader. Be sure to give your own personal response to the
basic question! The final take-home Synthesis/Reflection paper (510 pages), due at the time
regularly scheduled for the final examination (Monday, April 30, 10:30 am), will address the
following questions: So What? How is the Sanctuary Doctrine as taught by SDAs relevant to your
own life and the life of the church? What difference does it make that we believe the sanctuary
doctrine? Both of these assignments need to show solid biblical evidence for your answers. Further
explanation of these assignments will be given in class.

GRADING

A. Basis for Grading


Your grade will be based on your class attendance, your outside reading and weekly interaction
papers, your personal project (Bible studies/sermons/research paper/other project), your midterm and
final take-home synthesis/reflection papers, and your contribution to the class discussion. For
information about the use, timing, and possible alternate grades (Withdrawal or Incomplete), see the
AU 20112012 Bulletin, pp. 6, 7, 29.
Midterm synthesis/reflection, 30%; final synthesis/reflection, 30%; project, 20%; reading and
weekly interaction papers, 20% (weekly interaction papers: 10%; weekly reading: 5%; cumulative
reading report: 5%)
Please Note: All late submissions will incur a 10% penalty per class period.
B.

Grading Percentages
A =
A- =
B+ =

94% +
9093%
8789%

B =
B- =
C+ =

8386%
8082%
7579%

C =
C- =
D =

6574%
6064%
5059%

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GRADING CRITERIA AND COURSE ASSESSMENT ITEMS

Criteria for Grades


An A rating is assigned when the student produces work of an undoubtedly superior quality for
tests, assignments, and projects and:
Demonstrates a broad knowledge and solid, detailed understanding (i.e., mastery) of the
topic;
Relates the material to other significant and pertinent information in the context of the topic,
and at a level that includes considerable synthesis and analysis;
Supports arguments with ample reference to relevant information applied systematically and
logically throughout the discussion;
Gives evidence of detailed research in relevant and representative sources directly related to,
and in the broad context of the topic under discussion;
Organizes the answer logically with sound, in-depth analysis and progression of thought
Proposes creative ideas, and innovative theories and solutions;
Presents the answer in a respectable format, demonstrating strong written communication
skills, and with minimal spelling, grammatical or typographical errors (with some flexibility
in the case of a student whose native language is not English).
A B rating is assigned when the student produces work of an adequate quality and:
Demonstrates a basic knowledge and general understanding with regard to the topic;
Relates the material to other significant and pertinent information in the context of the topic;
Gives evidence of research in relevant and representative sources;
Organizes the answer logically with sound analysis and progression of thought;
Proposes practical but predictable ideas, and workable theories and solutions;
Presents the answer in a respectable format, giving evidence of acceptable language skills
(with some flexibility in the case of a student whose native language is not English).
A rating below B is assigned when the student produces work that does not meet the rigors
expected of graduate-level academic endeavor, and:
Demonstrates a dearth of knowledge and understanding with regard to the topic, and makes
factual errors in the presentation;
Makes little or no reference to significant materials and information in the context of the
topic;
Fails to support arguments adequately, systematically, or logically;
Gives little evidence of research in relevant sources, or makes poor use of sources;
Demonstrates faulty logic and unsound reasoning;
Proposes theories and solutions that are unworkable or inadequate;
Submits answers that are unprofessional in presentation or in which poor grammar, style, and
spelling are the norm rather than the exception (with some flexibility in the case of a student
whose native language is not English).
Assessment Submission
Hard Copies.
Late Submission
All late assessments will incur a 10% per day penalty.
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T E N TAT I V E S C H E D U L E A N D R E A D I N G L I S T
( T O P I C S , D AT E S , A N D L E C T U R E R S W I T H R E L E VA N T R E A D I N G F O R E A C H )

= Required Reading
Week/Date
1
Jan 10
2
Jan 17

3
Jan 24

4
Jan 31

Topics
Orientation/Importance of the Sanctuary Doctrine
(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Overview of the Sanctuary Doctrine (R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, preface and chapters 1 and 2 (sent by e-mail)
Moore, Marvin, The Case for the Investigative Judgment, chapters 14.
Holbrook, Frank B., Light in the Shadows (sent by e-mail, to be read by the end of the
semester).
White, E. G., Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 343358; The Great Controversy, pp. 409432; 479
491 (to be read by the end of the semester).
Davidson, R. A Song for the Sanctuary, Anchor Points (Review & Herald, 1993), pp. 6773.
Issues in the Sanctuary Doctrine
(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Davidson, R. A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 3 and 4 (sent by e-mail).
Moore, Marvin, The Case for the Investigative Judgment, chapters 57.
Adams, R., The Sanctuary Doctrine, passim.
Adventist Review, September 4, 1980 (Report of Sanctuary Review Committee) = Doctrine of the
Sanctuary: A Historical Survey, ed. Frank B Holbrook; Daniel and Revelation Committee
Series, vol. 5, Appendix D, pp. 217224.
Brinsmead, R., Judged by the Gospel, pp. 108111 (cf. pp. 35107 for details).
Davidson, R., Assurance in the Judgment, Adventist Review, 7 January 1988, 1820.
Davidson, R., In Confirmation of the Sanctuary Message. Journal of the Adventist Theological
Society 2, no. 1 (1991): 93114.
Davidson, R., What the Sanctuary Means to Me: Yom Kippur Calls Us to Repentance and Joy.
Adventist Review, 19 February 1987, 1214.
Ford, D., Daniel 8:14, Day of Atonement, and Investigative Judgment, pp. 2572.
Ford, D., Good News for Adventists (58 pp.).
Martin, W., The Truth About Seventh-day Adventism, pp. 174188.
Ministry, October 1980 (Special Sanctuary Issue).
Sanctuary Review Committee, 1980, Statement on Desmond Ford Document, DARCOM, vol. 5,
Appendix D, pp. 217224.
Wallenkampf, A., Challengers to the Doctrine of the Sanctuary, DARCOM, vol. 5, Appendix C,
pp. 197216.
The Original SanctuaryHeaven and Earth
(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Canale, F., Philosophical Foundations and the Biblical Sanctuary (sent by e-mail).
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 5 and 6 (sent by e-mail)
Davidson, Jo Ann, Toward a Scriptural Aesthetic, AUSS 41 (Spring 2003): 101111.
______, Toward a Theology of Beauty: A Biblical Perspective (Lanham, MD: University Press of
America, 2008).
Davidson, R., Cosmic Metanarrative for the Coming Millennium, Journal of the Adventist
Theological Society 11, no. 12 (2000): 102119.
de Souza, Elias Brasil, The Heavenly Sanctuary/Temple Motif in the Hebrew Bible, ATS
Dissertation Series 7 (2005).

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Feb 7

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Feb 14

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Feb 21

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Feb 28

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Mar 6

10
Mar 13

Mar1625

Sanctuary Typology: Biblical Foundations and Principles of Interpretation


(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 79 (sent by e-mail).
Davidson, R., Typology and the Levitical System, Part I, Ministry, February 1984, 1619, 30.
________, Typology in Scripture, chapters 1 and 2, esp. pp. 367388.
________, Typology in the Book of Hebrews, in Issues in the Book of Hebrews, ed. F. Holbrook,
(DARCOM series, vol. 4), pp. 121133, 156169.
________, Sanctuary Typology, Symposium on RevelationBook 1 (DARCOM series, vol. 6) ,
Chapter 5, pp. 99111, 127130.
Sanctuary Typology in the Pentateuch
(R. Davidson, lecturer)
Davidson, A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 1012 (sent by e-mail).
Moore, Marvin, The Case for the Investigative Judgment, chapters 1822.
Gane, R., Altar Call.
________, Ritual Dynamic Structure.
________, Cult and Character.
________, NIV Application Commentary on Leviticus.
Haskel, S., The Cross and Its Shadow.
Hardinge, L., With Jesus in His Sanctuary.
70 Weeks, Leviticus, and Nature of Prophecy, chapters 6.
The Sanctuary and the Atonement, chapters 4, 5, and 6 (revised edition, same).
Treiyer, A., The Day of Atonement and the Heavenly Sanctuary from the Pentateuch to Revelation
The Investigative Judgment in the Old Testament Outside of Daniel
(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 15 & 16
Shea, W., Selected Studies, chapter 1.
Davidson, R. The Divine Covenant Lawsuit Motif in Canonical Perspective. Journal of the
Adventist Theological Society, 21/1-2 (2010):45-84.
Davidson, R., In Confirmation of the Sanctuary Message, Journal of the Adventist Theological
Society 2, no. 1 (1991): 93114.
Shea, W., The Sanctuary and the Atonement, chapter 12.
The Sanctuary in DanielPart 1
(R. Davidson, lecturers)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 1820 (sent in e-mail)
Moore, The Case for the Investigative Judgment, chapters 811
Symposium on Daniel, chapters 610
Maxwell, C. M., God Cares, Vol. 1, passim.
The Sanctuary and the Atonement, chapters 8 and 9.
The Sanctuary and the Atonement (original edition), chapter 10.
70 Weeks, Leviticus, Nature of Prophecy (DARCOM series, vol. 3), chapters 14.
A Theology of Divine Judgment in Scripture
(J. Moskala, lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapter 17.
Moskala, J., Toward a Biblical Theology of Gods Judgment: A Celebration of the Cross in
Seven Phases of Divine Universal Judgment (sent in e-mail)
Moskala, J. The Gospel According to Gods Judgment: Judgment as Salvation (sent in e-mail)
The Sanctuary in DanielPart 2
(R. Davidson, lecturers)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 2122 (sent in e-mail)
Moore, The Case for the Investigative Judgment, chapters 1217, 2327
Shea, W., Selected Studies, chapters 3, 5, and 6
Spring Semester Break
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Apr 3

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Apr 10

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Apr 17

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Apr 24

Sanctuary in Hebrews
(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapter 14
Moore, The Case for the Investigative Judgment, chapters 2833
Camacho, H., The Altar of Incense in Hebrews 9:34, AUSS 24 (1986): 512.
Cortez, Felix. The Anchor of the Soul that Enters within the Veil: The Ascension of the Son in
the Letter to the Hebrews. PhD dissertation, Andrews University (2008).
Davidson, R., Typology and the Levitical System, Part II, Ministry, April 1984, 1013.
_______, Christs Entry Within the Veil in Hebrews 6:1920: The Old Testament Background.
AUSS 39/2 (Autumn 2001):175190.
________, Inauguration or Day of Atonement? A Response to Norman Youngs Old Testament
Background to Hebrews 6:1920 Revisited. AUSS 40/1 (Spring 2002): 6988.
Davidson, R., Typology in the Book of Hebrews, in Issues in the Book of Hebrews (DARCOM
series, vol. 4), pp. 134156, 169186.
Holbrook, F., Issues in the Book of Hebrews, Ministry, April 1985, 1216, 21.
Rice, G., AUSS 19 (1981): 243246; 23 (1985): 2935; 25 (1987): 6571.
Young, N. H. The Day of Dedication or the Day of Atonement? The Old Testament Background
to Hebrews 6:1920 Revisited, AUSS 40/1 (Spring 2002): 6168.
Midterm Take-home Reflection/Synthesis Paper is due.
Sanctuary and Festival Typology
(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 13 and 26 (sent in e-mail).
Davidson, Richard M. The Forgotten Festival (unpublished sermon, available from Dorothy
Show, showd@andrews.edu.
________, Ponder the Passover, Shabbat Shalom 53, no. 1 (2006): 49.
________, Sukkot: Festival of Joy! Shabbat Shalom 55, no. 2 (2008): 410.
The Sanctuary in Revelation
(R. Davidson, lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 23 and24 (sent in e-mail)
Paulien, J., The Role of the Hebrew Cultus, Sanctuary and Temple in the Plot and Structure of
the Book of Revelation, AUSS 33, no. 2 (Autumn 1995): 245264.
Davidson, R., Sanctuary Typology, in Symposium on RevelationBook 1, (DARCOM series,
vol. 6), 99130.
Holbrook, F., ed., The Sanctuary and the Atonement, chapter 17 (= chapter 8, abridged edition).
________, Symposium on RevelationBook 1 (DARCOM series, vol. 6), Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 13.
Maxwell, C. M., God Cares, vol. II, passim.
Strand, K., Interpreting the Book of Revelation.
________, AUSS articles: 22 (1984): 317325; 25 (1987): 107121; 25 (1987): 267288.
Sanctuary Message and Proclamation
(R. Davidson, Lecturer)
Davidson, R., A Song for the Sanctuary, chapters 25, 27, and 28
Moore, The Case for the Investigative Judgment, chapters 3436
Davidson, R., The Good News of Yom Kippur,Journal of the Adventist Theological Society, 2,
no. 2 (1991): 427.
70 Weeks, Leviticus, Nature of Prophecy, chapter 10.
Spectrum, vol. 11, no. 2 (November 1980); Vol. 14, no. 1 (August 1983), passim.
Goldstein, C., False Balances.
No Class
Prepare final papers!

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Apr 30

Final Examination Time: Monday, April 30, 10:30 am12:30 pm.


A. The following items are due on this date and time:
Creative project
Final take-home synthesis/reflection paper
Final reading report
A final reading report form with all assigned reading (including E. G. White, Patriarchs
and Prophets, chapter 30, Great Controversy, chapters 23, 24, and 28; and Frank
Holbrook, Light in the Shadows) is attached (see p. 13) and should be filled out and
submitted at the end of the semester. Space will be available on this form for the listing of
the 150 additional pages (M.A. in Religion) of reading from bibliography (or other
pertinent literature). For additional reading, list author and title and pages.
B.

Student presentations of creative projects will be held during the final exam time.

C. Attendance will be taken.

CLASS POLICIES
Classroom Seating
To facilitate the instructor in learning each students name, please select a permanent seat (for at least the first half of the
semester) in the classroom.
Disability Accommodations
If you qualify for accommodations under the American Disabilities Act, please see the instructor as soon as possible for referral
and assistance in arranging such accommodations.)
Late Submission of Assessment
All late assessment will incur a 10% per day penalty.
Class Attendance
Regular attendance at all classes, laboratories and other academic appointments is required for each student. Faculty members
are expected to keep regular attendance records. Whenever the number of absences exceeds 10% of the total course
appointments, the teacher may give a failing grade. Merely being absent from campus does not exempt the student from this
policy. Absences recorded because of late registration, suspension, and early/late vacation leaves are not excused. The class
work missed may be made up only if the teacher allows. Three tardies are equal to one absence. (2011 2012 Andrews
University Bulletin, page 29-30)
Excused Absence
Excuses for absences due to illness are granted by the teacher. Proof of illness is required. Residence hall students are required
to see a nurse on the first day of any illness which interferes with class attendance. Non-residence hall students should show
written verification of illness obtained from their own physician. Excuses for absences not due to illness are issued directly to the
deans office. Excused absences do not remove the students responsibility to complete all requirements of a course. Class work
is made up by permission of the teacher. (2011 2012 Andrews University Bulletin, page 30)
Teacher Tardiness
Teachers have the responsibility of getting to class on time. If a teacher is detained and will be late, the teacher must send a
message to the class with directions. If after 10 minutes no message has been received, students may leave without penalty. If
teacher tardiness persists, students have the right to notify the department chair, or if the teacher is the department chair, to notify
the dean. (2011 2012 Andrews University Bulletin, page 30)
Academic Integrity
Andrews University takes seriously all acts of academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to)
falsifying official documents; plagiarizing; misusing copyrighted material; violating licensing agreements; using media from any
source to mislead, deceive or defraud; presenting anothers work as ones own; using materials during a quiz or examination

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other than those specifically allowed; stealing, accepting or studying from stolen examination materials; copying from another
student; or falsifying attendance records. For more details see the 20112011 Andrews University Bulletin, page 30.
Consequences may include denial of admission, revocation of admission, warning from a teacher with or without formal
documentation, warning from a chair or academic dean with formal documentation, receipt of a reduced or failing grade with or
without notation of the reason on the transcript, suspension or dismissal from the course, suspension or dismissal from the
program, expulsion from the university or degree cancellation. Disciplinary action may be retroactive if academic dishonesty
becomes apparent after the student leaves the course, program or university. (2011 2012 Andrews University Bulletin, page 30)

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Richard M. Davidson is J. N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament


Interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He has been with the
Andrews faculty since 1979.
Born in California, Davidson attended Loma Linda University,
Riverside, California, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in theology. Two years later he earned his Master of Divinity degree
summa cum laude from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
at Andrews University. He also received his doctorate in Biblical Studies
at Andrews in 1981. His doctoral dissertation was titled "Typological
Structures in the Old and New Testaments." It is now published under the
title Typology in Scripture.
Before coming to Andrews Davidson served as an associate pastor of
a Seventh-day Adventist church in Phoenix, Arizona, and as pastor of the
Flagstaff Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than five years. He was ordained as a minister in
Prescott, Arizona, in 1974.
Davidson is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, and
the Adventist Theological Society. He has presented over seventy scholarly papers at professional
meetings of these societies and other venues.
Davidson has written numerous articles for refereed journals and Adventist denominational papers,
as well as various chapters in scholarly books. These may be viewed on his website
(www.andrews.edu/~davidson). Additional publications include the following books: A Love Song for
the Sabbath (Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1988), In the Footsteps of Joshua (Review and
Herald Publishing Association, 1995), Biblical Hermeneutics (in Romanian; Editura CARD, 2003), and
Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament (Hendrickson Publishers, 2007).
He is married to Jo Ann Mazat Davidson who also teaches at the Theological Seminary. They have
a daughter, Rahel, and a son, Jonathan. Davidson enjoys backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking,
cross-country skiing, and tennis.

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GSEM530-001 Doctrine of the Sanctuary Final Reading Report


Spring Semester 2012
Author
Canale, Fernando L.
Davidson, Richard M.
Holbrook, Frank
Moore, Marvin
Moskala, Jiri.

Paulien, Jon

Shea, W. H.

White, E. G.

Book/Article Title
Philosophical Foundations and the Biblical Sanctuary. AUSS 36, no. 2
(Autumn 1998): 183206. (Total of 24 pp.)
A Song for the Sanctuary (forthcoming book for General Conference
Biblical Research Institute). (Approximately 400 pages.)
Light in the Shadows (Total of 23 pp.)

Number
of Pages

The Case for the Investigative Judgment: Its Biblical Foundation.


Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2010. (Total of 346 pp.)
Toward a Biblical Theology of Gods Judgment: A Celebration of the
Cross in Seven Phases of Divine Universal Judgment (An Overview of
a Theocentric-Christocentric Approach). Journal of the Adventist
Theological Society 15, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 138165. (Total of 28 pp.)
The Role of the Hebrew Cultus, Sanctuary, and Temple in the Plot and
Structure of the Book of Revelation, AUSS 33, no. 2 (Autumn 1995):
245264. (Total of 20 pp.)
Selected Studies on Prophetic Interpretation. DARCOM, vol. 1.
Washington, DC: Review and Herald, 1982. Chapters 1, 3, 5, and 6.
(Total of 92 pp.)
Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 343358; Great Controversy, pp. 409
432; 479491. (Total of 53 pp.)

Subtotal of Pages (986)


Additional Reading Chosen from Bibliography (For additional space, write on the back of this form.)
M.A. (Rel.): 2 credits150 pages

M.A. (Rel.): 3rd creditadditional 40 hours (or equivalent as cleared by instructor)

Total Required Reading

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