Survey the themes and purpose of the Old Testament with renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke. You’ll get a clearer understanding of how the different books of the Old Testament fit together to tell the grand story of God’s plan of salvation. The course covers creation, the fall, God’s covenants with His people, and God’s great acts of redemption and deliverance in the Old Testament. Dr. Waltke explores how the different genres of literature in the Old Testament explain and expand on the story of the Old Testament and how this story is relevant to you. As he says in the course:
“Through biblical theology I hope you will know God personally—not only learn about Him, but you will come to know Him personally. And also through this course, you will know who you are and where you fit into the scheme of things—that you are a part of a great story of salvation history. You are part of the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth.”
Bruce K. Waltke, well-known as a masterful teacher with a pastor’s heart, is Professor Emeritus at Regent College and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Knox Theological Seminary. He earned his ThD in Greek and New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary and his PhD in ancient Near Eastern languages and literatures at Harvard University. He was honored with a Doctor of Letters by Houghton College.
Professor Waltke has taught at Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College, Westminster Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Knox Theological Seminary, and has lectured at many additional seminaries.
Among the numerous works Professor Waltke has published on the Old Testament are An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax; An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach; and commentaries on Genesis, Psalms, Micah, and Proverbs. He serves on the committee responsible for the text of the New International Version of the Bible.
Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.
This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.