This course gives a brief survey of the Old Testament, examining the themes of kingdom, covenants and canon. We will see that the Old Testament is not a random amalgam of episodes, genealogies and prophetic tidbits. Instead, it is unified around the central theme of the kingdom of God, which was administered through covenants and applied to life through the Old Testament Canon. It is based on the Third Millennium video series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
This course explores the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy, examining why they were written, what they meant to their original audience, and how we should respond to them today. The course is based on the Third Millennium videos with a variety of professors.
NOTE: This course includes the same lessons from the course "The Primeval History" and from the course "Father Abraham," as well as new lessons on the rest of the Pentateuch. If you have already studied "The Primeval History" and/or "Father Abraham," you may wish to study only the new lessons that you have not studied. If so, you should ask for your grades from the other courses to be applied to this course. (See the Syllabus for further explanation.)
This course provides an analysis of Genesis 1:1-11:9, looking at the background, the literary structure, the original meaning, the theological purpose, and modern applications. Why did Moses choose to tell the history of the creation, the Fall, the Great Flood, and the Tower of Babel in the way that he did? It is based on the Third Millennium video series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
Christians, Muslims and Jews all look to the patriarch Abraham as the father of their faiths, but these religions draw very different conclusions from his biography. This course explores the account of Abraham’s life in Genesis 11:10-25:18 from a distinctly Christian perspective in order to analyze what these stories meant for those who first received them and what they mean for us today. It is based on the Third Millennium video series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
This course gives an introductory perspective for the study of the prophets of the Old Testament. It dispels common misunderstandings about the prophets, provides guidelines for interpreting prophecy, and gives the student confidence to begin studying prophetic literature. The course is based on the video series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.