Essentials of Old Testament Theology

The basic themes and teachings of the Old Testament.

About this Class

These two and a half hours of foundation-level lectures will introduce you to the beauty of the Old Testament and its major themes. They are summaries of Dr. House's full Old Testament Theology class available in the BT Institute.

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  • Skill Level:
    Beginner
  • Length:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    Beeson Divinity School
  • Subject:
    Old Testament
  • Language:
    English

Lectures

1

The importance of studying the Old Testament.

2

Centrality of the doctrine of creation in biblical thought.

3

God's relationship with his people.

4

Theme of the Davidic Messiah.

5

God's judgment and lovingkindness.

Meet the Professors

Professor of Old Testament

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the programs intended for?

The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level classes.

Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?

In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.