Understanding the Old Testament

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Understanding the Old Testament

Details

Number of Lessons: 24Avg. Lesson Length: 45 MinutesTime Required: 36 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced

Description

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. The course tracks salvation history as it appears in nearly every book of the Old Testament, and it shows the vital relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament. Throughout the course, Waltke applies the doctrines of kingdom and salvation to the Christian life.

Professor

ProfessorBruce K. Waltke, PhD
  • Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, postdoctoral fellow
  • Harvard University, MA and PhD
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM and ThD
  • Houghton College, AB

Objectives

  1. Analyze the theological universal goal of the Old Testament as it relates to the theme of salvation history.
  2. Discuss the books of the Old Testament in light of their contribution to salvation history.
  3. Develop an awareness of the history surrounding the message of the Old Testament.
  4. Correlate the salvation history of the Old Testament with the New Testament doctrines of kingdom and salvation.
  5. Correlate the salvation history of the Old Testament with the New Testament doctrines of kingdom and salvation.
  6. Be familiar with the relevant resources on Old Testament theology.
  7. Value the Old Testament as the key to understanding God’s plan for His people.
  8. Apply the principles from the Law, Prophets, and Writings to life and ministry.