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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.”


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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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



Starting at $45.98/mo at checkout