Ecclesiastes-Isaiah: God Guides His People Through Poets and Prophets

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Ecclesiastes-Isaiah: God Guides His People Through Poets and Prophets


Number of Lessons: 2Avg. Lesson Length: 26 MinutesTime Required: 2 Hour MinimumLevel: Intermediate


This course, Ecclesiastes-Isaiah: God Guides His People Through Poets and Prophets, takes students through two of the Old Testament books of poetry and then introduces them to the writing prophets—who also used a great deal of poetry in their writings. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs present the importance of living life under God’s direction. Isaiah introduces the prophetic literature, which is a series of calls to abandon the pursuit of alternative lifestyles and live life God’s way.

With this course you will also receive Ray C. Stedman’s teaching commentary related to this section of the Bible. Click here to see a sample chapter.


Enjoyed this course. Gave me a different perspective on Song of Songs. I also found out what may have happened to Isaiah.

Course Reviewed: 1 month ago

I have learned so much so far and I really appreciate it.

Course Reviewed: 4 months ago


ProfessorDouglas K. Stuart, PhD
  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Yale Divinity School, graduate studies
  • Harvard University, BA


  1. To introduce students to survey information of the Old Testament.
  2. To help develop critical and practical aptitudes in understanding the Bible.
  3. To provide scholarly information that will help students better understand the historical and biblical context of the Old Testament.


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Good content and insightful.

Course Reviewed: 6 months ago

I’m glad I took this course, and I know its preparing me for the work of God ahead of me. The lectures are easy to understand and I’ll recommend it to others. Thanks for all your help.

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago

Excellent overviews.

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago

I really enjoyed this course. I love to study the history of Israel. This course provides a great overview of these books. It was very informative and beneficial.

Course Reviewed: 8 months ago

Another excellent course

Course Reviewed: 8 months ago

Isaiah is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Reading Dr. Stedman’s commentary alongside Dr. Stuart’s lecture on this book allowed for a more thorough learning experience.

Course Reviewed: 8 months ago

One thing I learned from these courses that is primarily teaching to obey the Lord and do what is right in His eyes.

Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

Really great insights into interpreting these books. Summaries are well done. Especially Isaiah which is a massive book. Makes me appreciate God revelation even more to know it all applies to my life today.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

Great course!! I learned a lot of new things that I didn’t know about these books!!

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was the 1st course that I have taken. The lecture, personal reflection and study guide were very beneficial and helpful in challenging me to go beyond the factual and concentrate on my spiritual walk with the Lord. Presenting the lecture in three formats made the course more interesting. Overall I was very pleased.

Course Reviewed: 3 years ago