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Mobile Ed: OT300 Old Testament Theology (16 hour course)

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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.”

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Basis, Task, and Method

  • Aims of the Course: To Know God
  • Aims of the Course: To Know Self
  • Calendar
  • The Basis of Old Testament Theology: Part 1
  • The Basis of Old Testament Theology: Part 2
  • The Basis of Old Testament Theology: Implications
  • The Task of Old Testament Theology: Preliminary Issues
  • Preliminary Issues: Four Histories
  • Preliminary Issues: Blocks of Writing
  • Contrast to Other Types of Theologies: Part 1
  • Contrast to Other Types of Theologies: Part 2
  • Method: Narrative Theology
  • Plot is Similar to Fiction
  • Evaluative Point of View
  • Evaluative Point of View and Theology

Unit 2: Cosmos

  • Introduction and Audience
  • Structure of the First Account
  • Syntax of “And the Earth"
  • Chaos
  • Meaning of “Create,” “Make,” and “Firmament”: Part 1
  • Meaning of “Create,” “Make,” and “Firmament”: Part 2
  • Conclusion

Unit 3: Adam and Bride

  • Mankind and the Male
  • The Bride
  • Marriage and Motherhood
  • The Equality of Men and Women

Unit 4: Garden: Probation and Fall

  • Introduction
  • The Garden of Eden: Humanity on Probation
  • The Fall and Its Consequences: Part 1
  • The Fall and Its Consequences: Part 2
  • The Fall and Its Consequences: Part 3
  • Epilogue

Unit 5: Abrahamic Covenant

  • Introduction
  • Spread of Grace, Spread of Sin
  • Creation and Recreation
  • Promise, Covenants and Oath
  • The Holy Olive Tree: Part 1
  • The Holy Olive Tree: Part 2
  • The Holy Olive Tree: Part 3

Unit 6: God as Deliverer

  • Introduction
  • God’s Name
  • Israel’s Redemption from Egypt
  • Excursus: Typology and Balaam
  • Slaughter of the Lamb
  • Feast of Unleavened Bread

Unit 7: God as Warrior

  • Introduction
  • Deuteronomy and Joshua
  • Judges and United Monarchy
  • Late Monarchy, Writing Prophets, Exile, Postexile, and New Testament
  • Secular War and Spiritual War

Unit 8: Old and New Covenants

  • Torah as Catechistic Teaching
  • Kingdom of Priests
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Content of the Ten Commandments
  • Commandments Pertaining to God
  • Transitional Commandment: The Sabbath: Part 1
  • Transitional Commandment: The Sabbath: Part 2
  • Commandments Pertaining to Humanity: Part 1
  • Commandments Pertaining to Humanity: Part 2
  • Commandments Pertaining to Humanity: Part 3
  • Relationship between Old and New Covenants

Unit 9: Deuteronomy

  • Introduction
  • Content and Structure of the Book of Deuteronomy
  • Moses’ Second Address
  • Literary Genre

Unit 10: Liturgy

  • Introduction
  • Liturgy and Ethics
  • Sacred Sites, Objects, and Personnel
  • Sacred Seasons and Institutions
  • General Regulations for Sacrifice
  • Development of theme

Unit 11: Land

  • Introduction: Part 1
  • Introduction: Part 2
  • Doctrine of the Land on the New Testament
  • Doctrine of the Land in Matthew and Mark
  • Doctrine of the Land in Luke, Acts, John
  • Doctrine of the Land: Teaching of the Apostles
  • Land as Spiritual Territory

Unit 12: Davidic Covenant

  • Introduction
  • Gift of Warlords: Book of Judges
  • Crossing of Fates: Part 1
  • Crossing of Fates: Part 2
  • The Davidic Covenant

Unit 13: Psalms

  • Introduction to the Psalter
  • Interpretation of the Psalter: Psalms in their Historical Context
  • Historical Approach: Original Composition
  • Royal Interpretation of the Psalms
  • Dominant Forms of Psalms
  • Editing the Psalter
  • Exegetical and Theological Significance of the Five Books
  • Messiah
  • Messiah in the New Testament

Unit 14: Prophets

  • Introduction to the Prophets
  • Identification of Israel’s Prophets and their Messages
  • What Manner of Men Were the Prophets?
  • Holy War and Interpreting the Prophets

Unit 15: Wisdom

  • Introduction: What is Wisdom Literature?
  • Background on Proverbs
  • Why Attain Wisdom?
  • What is Wisdom and Where Can It be Found?
  • Agur’s Ladder


  • Conclusion to the Course

Product Details

  • Title: OT300 Old Testament Theology
  • Instructor: Bruce K. Waltke
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 16
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About the Instructor

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.


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  1. Guy Smith

    Guy Smith


  2. Terry Barnes

    Terry Barnes


  3. just_me



    Lots of interesting and valuable insights. While it is unlikely that students will agree with every point, it is extremely helpful to have these concepts to consider and develop. Waltke is an experienced scholar filled with wonderful knowledge. This is a valuable set of lectures filled with thought provoking material. It is well worth the time.
  4. Ronnie McMillan
  5. Amany Tanyos

    Amany Tanyos


  6. Gabriel Rangel
  7. Jonathan A.

    Jonathan A.


    I hate to give this only three stars, because there was a lot of great and really impactful teaching. The problem is how often it was a mixed bag. One of the things I love about hearing from Christian OT scholars is that I feel like I'm being made aware of my own cultural bias. The thing with Waltke is often I recognize the American Evangelical bias that I'm trying to get away from in the very way he's interpreting the texts, in contrast with someone like Gordon Wenham, who I feel like takes me into another world, rather than taking American culture and worldview into the text as Waltke frequently does. Some of these things are really alarming. For example, his views on women carry this subtle (or not so subtle?) misogyny. When talking about Adam and Eve, he shares a story of a knight who raped a woman. The knight does not get punished for it because he "rightly" answers the queen's riddle by pointing out that all women want to rule over everyone. That is the moral of the story, and he says that's a great story and teaches us what Genesis 3 is saying. Wait, shouldn't the moral of that story be that men aren't held accountable in society? Shouldn't the moral be the outrage we feel at miscarriage of justice? No, the moral is that women just want to rule everyone according to Waltke. He also talks derisively of an apparently obese woman that he sat next to on the airplane. He later says that a husband should have zeal for his wife as his property. I wish I were making this up. He also teaches the eternal subordination of the Son in Genesis, flirting with an ancient heresy, with the intent of making a cultural point on gender relations, (and that's some radical eisegesis to bring ESS into Genesis 3). There's all this kind of misogyny that unfortunately is pretty widespread in the American church (I'm sure all of us have certain influential pastors that might jump right to our minds). I really love Bruce Waltke and his manner, but there are topics that are really unfortunate cultural leftovers. All in all though, for the price, I would say look to another mobile ed course, like any of Douglas Moo's NT courses (if you are looking for other courses at this price level). The good here is really good, but it's just mixed in with mediocre, questionable, and sometimes unfortunately bad teaching.
  8. Claybon Collins Jr
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  10. Seonghun Kim

    Seonghun Kim



Collection value: $880.00
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