This course provides an analysis of Genesis 1-11, 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?
This materials for this course will be accessed through Dallas Theological Seminary. This course was originally offered by Dr. James Allman.
Dr. Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell, will help you gain an understanding of the structure and meaning of the second half of the Old Testament, as he provides an overview from the Psalms through book of Malachi.
Dr. Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell, takes you through the foundational material of the Old Testament as he surveys Genesis through Song of Songs.
The prophet Hosea ministered during one of the most difficult times in Israel's history. In Hosea's day, both Israel and Judah faced serious threats from Assyria. In addition, by the time Hosea completed his book, the kingdom of Israel had fallen under God's severe judgment, and judgment threatened Judah as well. In the midst of these struggles, God called Hosea to speak wisdom to his people. So, what did Hosea tell them? And what can we learn from his wisdom today? This course is based on the lecture series, The Prophetic Wisdom of Hosea, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Rev. Michael J. Glodo with contributions from a variety of professors.
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.)
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 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.
This course is based on the Third Millennium DVD series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr. It 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.
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.