Numbers-Joshua: The Tragedy of Fear and the Glory of Faith

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Numbers-Joshua: The Tragedy of Fear and the Glory of Faith


Number of Lessons: 3Avg. Lesson Length: 24 MinutesTime Required: 3 Hour MinimumLevel: Intermediate


Numbers-Joshua: The Tragedy of Fear and the Glory of Faith is a study of contrasts. Israel’s fear prevented them from entering the land God promised to give them, resulting in the story of wandering and death recorded in Numbers. In contrast, the books of Deuteronomy and Joshua record the preparation and triumph of faith as the people allowed God to win the Promised Land for them.

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.


An excellent tool for easier understanding of the Old Testament.

Course Reviewed: 4 weeks ago

This course has been very helpful for me to understand the historical and geographical backgrounds of Deuteronomy and Joshua. It also helped me to re-think those books in terms of God’s authority and covenant.

Course Reviewed: 1 month 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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It is a good course to learn more about the Old Testament.

Course Reviewed: 3 months ago

Excellent study.

Course Reviewed: 4 months ago

Good basic overview!

Course Reviewed: 8 months ago

I enjoyed the process and learned a lot. It was refreshing and fulfilling.

Course Reviewed: 8 months ago

Good content, enlightening, particularly enjoyed the section on geography and archaeology.

Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

Wonderful course!!

Course Reviewed: 12 months ago

Very interesting…this course has refreshed my prior readings and brought more details [and] explanations and represent[ation] of [how] our Lord works in us as well.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

This is a great work. thumbs up. I only humbly suggest that to aid students the right answers should be given after the exams where the students got it wrong.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

I enjoyed the course, especially lesson three on the book of Joshua. The quizzes prepared me for the test, which was actually easier than the quizzes.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

The lectures are very helpful, but I had trouble keeping up with the section on archaeology. The lecturer talked very fast and presented a lot of information that was somewhat technical for this study.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago