The book of Joshua covers the period of Israel's history from the conquest of Canaan to just after Joshua's death. Although certain events in the book can leave modern audiences feeling more than a little uncomfortable, it helps to remember that God promised to be with Joshua in all that he did, especially in leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, establishing Israel's tribal inheritances, and calling God's people to remain faithful to the terms of God's covenant. This FREE course teaches about the background, purpose, contents, and application of the book of Joshua. It is based on the lecture series, The Book of Joshua, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Seth Tarrer with contributions from a variety of professors.
The book of Samuel (usually divided into 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel in our Bibles) reports Israel's history from the birth of Samuel through the reign of King David. It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of this century in the development of God's kingdom. When the prophet Samuel was born, Israel was in disarray under the failing leadership of the Judges and Levites. But by the time David delivered his last words, God had made an everlasting covenant with him and established David's house as the permanent dynasty over his people. How did this transformation take place? And what does it mean for us today? This FREE course is based on the lecture series, The Book of Samuel, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Thaddeus J. James, Jr., with contributions from a variety of professors.