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Father Abraham

Why did Moses choose to tell the story of Abraham the way he did? What does it mean for us today? This course provides an analysis of Genesis 11:10-25:18, the life of Abraham, from a Christian perspective.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 3| Time Required: 36 Hours Minimum
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The Pentateuch: Genesis – Deuteronomy

The first five books of the Old Testament are commonly called the Pentateuch. They tell the story of the nation of Israel from creation to preparation for the conquest of the Promised Land. But is the Pentateuch simply the historical account of God’s chosen people, or is it something more? 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.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 11| Time Required: 14 Hours Minimum
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The Book of Joshua

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.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 4| Time Required: 7 Hours Minimum
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The Pentateuch

Understanding the Pentateuch is essential to understanding the Bible. In this course, learners will study the contents of the the Pentateuch and consider the particular Pentateuchal problems of evolution and higher criticism in light of its archaeological background.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 23| Time Required: 22 Hours Minimum
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Conquest and Settlement

Few nations have experienced such blessing as has Israel, and few have experienced such failure. This course follows the journey of the people of Israel in Joshua, Judges, and Ruth as they cross the Jordan River, overtake and divide the land of Palestine, and fall into a repeated cycle of sin and repentance.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24| Time Required: 22 Hours Minimum
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United Monarchy

Why did Israel, the people of God, desire a human king? Why did God grant that desire? This course answers these and other important questions raised in Israel’s united monarchy as recorded in I and II Samuel and I Kings 1–11.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24| Time Required: 22 Hours Minimum
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Divided Monarchy

Success or failure starts at the top, and Israel learned the hard way that human kings were no substitute for the rule of God.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24| Time Required: 22 Hours Minimum
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The Book of Psalms

How important are songs in the life of Israel and the church? In this course, learners study the Book of Psalms, giving attention to the various forms of the Psalms and their function within the historical experience of Israel.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24| Time Required: 24 Hours Minimum
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Understanding the Old Testament

The Old Testament is sometimes viewed as antiquated, mysterious, and even irrelevant. In this course, Waltke examines how Old Testament theology is pivotal to the universal goal of redemptive history: the rule of God and the establishment of God's kingdom in all the earth.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24| Time Required: 36 Hours Minimum
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The Book of Proverbs

Students discover the role of wisdom in the book of Proverbs by doing an exegetical study of the book itself in its cultural, historical, and literary settings. The course begins with an analysis of the book's structure and purpose, focusing on the forms of wisdom literature as seen in the literary structure of Proverbs.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24| Time Required: 35 Hours Minimum
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