Old Testament Survey

Because our late Founder, Ross Arnold, is no longer available to interact with students for these archived courses, they will not be available for credit. However, from time to time, they may be adapted for another instructor and become available for credit. When that happens, you will learn about it in News. Meanwhile, enjoy the lectures anytime you want.

Old Testament Survey (OT1)

The Old Testament makes up approximately three-quarters of our Bible and forms a critical foundation for Christian beliefs, yet many Christians have little knowledge or understanding of what it contains. This course will examine the background, structure, forms, and primary messages of the 39 Old Testament books and how they reflect God’s grace and character – first through the Covenant revelation to the Jewish people, and then as a foundation for the coming of Jesus Christ.

OT1 – Old Testament Survey, Lecture 1 – Introduction (September 10)

Assignment: Benware, pp 1-50. Genesis.

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OT1 – Old Testament Survey, Lecture 2 – Genesis (September 17)

Assignment: Benware, pp. 51-81. Exodusand Deuteronomy 29-34.

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OT1 – Old Testament Survey, Lecture 3 – Exodus to Deuteronomy (September 24)

Assignment: Benware, pp. 82-131. Joshua and1 Samuel. Read the introductions to Ruth, 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings.

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OT1 – Old Testament Survey – Lecture 4, Former Prophets (October 1)

Assignment: Benware, pp. 189-279. Hosea, Habakkuk, and Malachi.

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OT1 – Old Testament Survey – Lecture 5, Latter Prophets (October 8)

Assignment: Benware, pp. 159-185. Esther and Ecclesiastes.

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OT1 – Old Testament Survey – Lecture 6, Writings (October 15)

Assignment: Read Daniel.

Study notes: What You Should Know-OT1 Old Testament Survey-Final

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OT1 – Old Testament Survey – Lecture 7, Exilic/Post-Exilic(October 22)

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