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Old Testament Theology

The themes of the Old Testament.

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About this Class

Dr. Paul House walks you through the theology of the entire Old Testament. His textbook, Old Testament Theology, is a standard in the field and now you can enjoy hearing him talk through the topic and enjoy his unique humor. The lectures were originally given when Paul was guest lecturing at Beeson Divinity School in 2002. Unfortunately, when Dr. House recorded the class, he did not provide us a copy of the syllabus he refers to in the introduction. 


Lecture 1

Introduction to the methodology of doing Old Testament Theology

Lecture 2

Methodology of OT Theology

Lecture 3

Final comments on history; Creation in Biblical Theology

Lecture 4

Discusses a possible theme that runs throughout the Old Testament. Also discusses the doctrine of creation and the doctrine of God's knowledge of the future.

Lecture 5

Discusses the essential relationship between the Creator and his people

Lecture 6

After answering a series of questions, House deals with the basic purposes of the Law and the relationship between faith and the Law

Lecture 7

Treats the purpose of the law as reflected in the sacrificial system.

Lecture 8

Discusses the role of law and salvation throughout Scripture

Lecture 9

After discussing hermeneutical principles as to how Old Testament laws are understood in the New Testament, House goes on to discuss the God of history

Lecture 10

Develops the theme of God as Ruler of all history and its implications.

Lecture 11

"God who Sends a Savior." Established the roots of the Messianic Promise in the Law and then develops the theme in connection with the Abrahamic covenant.

Lecture 12

“God, who Sends a Savior (continued).” Traces the Messianic promise in connection with the Davidic covenant.

Lecture 13

"God, who sends a Savior (continued)." Discusses the Servant passages in Isaiah.

Lecture 14

"God, who sends a Savior (continued)." Demonstrates how the Davidic promises come together into the Son of Man theology.

Lecture 15

"God, who Merits Worship." Traces Messianic themes from the Old Testament as they appear throughout the New Testament.

Lecture 16

"God who merits Worship (continued)."

Lecture 17

"God who Meets the Hurting."

Lecture 18

"God who Meets the Hurting (continued)."

Lecture 19

"God whose Word is a Unity."

Lecture 20

"God whose Word is a Unity (continued)."

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