Essentials of Old Testament Theology

The basic themes and teachings of the Old Testament.

About this Course

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.

  • Length:
    3 hours
  • Price:
  • Institution:
    Beeson Divinity School
  • Subject:
    Old Testament
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The importance of studying the Old Testament.


Centrality of the doctrine of creation in biblical thought.


God's relationship with his people.


Theme of the Davidic Messiah.


God's judgment and lovingkindness.

Meet the Professors

Professor of Old Testament

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

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.

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

We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

Who are the Certificate 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 courses.