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 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? 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.