Genesis (Story of God)

Genesis (Story of God)

Taught by Tremper Longman III

The Genesis course, taught by Tremper Longman III, illuminates the book of Genesis in light of the Bible’s grand story.

Course Details

  • 15 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 8 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Genesis (Story of God)

Course Description

The Genesis course, taught by Tremper Longman III, offers a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Genesis, guiding students in creatively and faithfully living out its message in their own contexts. Longman’s story-centric approach is ideal for formal and informal students alike, and for everyone who wants to better understand Genesis in today’s world.

The course is organized around three concepts applied to each passage in Genesis, listening to the story, explaining the story, and living the story.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • familiarity with the overarching narrative of Genesis
  • insight into how to live the story of Genesis in our context today
  • a broad grasp of the themes and meaning of the story of Genesis
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

Tremper Longman III

B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Yale University

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Genesis

  • Genesis 1-3

  • Genesis 4-5

  • Genesis 6-9

  • Genesis 10-12

  • Genesis 13-16

  • Genesis 17-20

  • Genesis 21-23

  • Genesis 24-25

  • Genesis 26-28

  • Genesis 29-32

  • Genesis 33-35

  • Genesis 36-38

  • Genesis 39-44

  • Genesis 45-50


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Earn a Certificate of Achievement

This course is part of the Biblical Studies Program. Programs are groups of courses that, when taken together, provide you with an in-depth knowledge about an area of study. When you pass the entire program, you’ll receive a personalized Certificate of Achievement. Learn more about this 5-course series.

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