Old Testament Historical Books

Old Testament Historical Books (OT5)

The historical books of the Old Testament tell us the story of God’s relationship with His Chosen People, the Jews – from their entry into the Promised Land; through the creation, division and eventual destruction of the Hebrew nation; to the time of return and rebuilding after the Babylonian Captivity. In the process these books teach us about the nature, love, faithfulness and forgiveness of God.

Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, January 22 – March 5, 2014 (7 sessions)

Required Text:  Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey, by Bill T. Arnold & Bryan E. Beyer – $400 pesos.

Study guide for the final exam in Old Testament Historical Books.

OT5 – Intro; Book of Joshua: Conquest and Partition of the Land – January 22
Read Joshua and pp. 157-180 in Arnold-Beyer.
Lecture notes in PDF                              Lecture notes in PPT

OT5 – Judges and Ruth: Moral Crisis – January 29
Read Judges and Ruth and pp. 181-194 in Arnold-Beyer.
Lecture notes in PDF                              Lecture notes in PPT

OT5 – 1 and 2 Samuel: The United Kingdom and King David – February 5
Read 1 and 2 Samuel and pp. 195-220 in Arnold-Beyer.
Lecture notes in PDF                              Lecture notes in PPT

OT5 – 1 and 2 Kings: Solomon, Division and Destruction – February 12
Read 1 and 2 Kings and pp. 221-250 in Arnold-Beyer.
Lecture notes in PDF                              Lecture notes in PPT

OT5 – 1 and 2 Chronicles: Sacred History Retold – February 19
Read 1 and 2 Chronicles and pp. 251-262 in Arnold-Beyer.
Lecture notes in PDF                              Lecture notes in PPT

OT5 – Ezra and Nehemiah – February 26
Read Ezra and Nehemiah and pp. 263-277 in Arnold-Beyer.
Lecture notes in PDF                              Lecture notes in PPT

OT5 – Esther; Final Exam – March 5
Read Esther.