Part indispensable overview and part careful examination, Old Testament Survey introduces students to the culture, context, and content of each book in the Old Testament.
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10 hours of video
A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton
Studying the Old Testament can unlock a richer understanding of God and his redemptive work in the world. However, the Word of God in the Old Testament was transmitted through a very different language and culture than our own, making it difficult for us to rightly understand and interpret the text.
Old Testament Survey provides a clear guide for undergraduate students and self-paced learners interested in exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. Designed to lead you to read and understand the Old Testament itself, this course carefully examines the purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each book in the Old Testament.
Taught by Old Testament scholars and co-authors Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton, Old Testament Survey is ideal for students looking to expand or refresh their knowledge of the Old Testament. This course is supported by the popular textbook A Survey of the Old Testament, 3th Edition.
All course material—video lectures; readings enhanced by maps, photos, timelines, and charts; key concept reviews, and quizzes—is available online for study at your own convenience.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
a richer understanding of God and his redemptive work throughout history
foundational knowledge about the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books
a grasp on issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, and the formation of the Old Testament canon
insight into the background, purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each Old Testament book—from Genesis through the minor prophets
insight into the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament
confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools
Meet Your Instructors
Andrew E. Hill
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Andrew E. Hill is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.
John H. Walton
Ph.D., Hebrew Union College
John H. Walton teaches Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.
Background, History, Archeology, and Formation
Exodus and Leviticus
Numbers and Deuteronomy
Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
Samuel and Kings
Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Poetic and Wisdom Literature and Job
Psalms and Proverbs
Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs
Isaiah and Jeremiah
Ezekiel and Daniel
Minor Prophets, Part 1
Minor Prophets, Part 2
Conclusion and FINAL EXAM
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