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In the Old Testament: Advanced Pentateuch Studies Certificate Program you’ll study the first five books of the Old Testament in detail. You’ll learn about the literary form and historical background of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy from some of today’s top Old Testament scholars. You will understand more about their original audience and how they were understood by ancient Israel. These courses highlight the importance of the Pentateuch for the Old Testament, for the New Testament writers, and for Christians today.

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OT310 Book Study: Numbers is included in this product but is not yet available. It will automatically be added to your library when it ships.

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OT302 Book Study: Genesis

  • Instructor: John H. Walton
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Video hours: 9

With a passion for getting people excited about the Old Testament, Dr. John Walton provides an in-depth study of the first book of the Bible. OT302 begins with an introduction to the composition of Genesis, oral and literary traditions in the ancient world, and how this text reached its canonical form.

Dr. Walton provides an overarching study of the entire book of Genesis, taking time for an introduction to biblical studies methods; an analysis of Genesis’ theological themes; examples of how to exegete important passages; and a discussion of several key themes and personalities: Sabbath, gender, and Satan. This course concludes by showing how Genesis introduces the long story of God’s redemptive work for humanity, which culminates in the Christ event of the New Testament.

Contents:

Unit 1: Composition and Authorship of Genesis
  • Date and Authorship
  • Composition, Transmission, and Compilation
  • Exploring the Ancient Writing Process
Unit 2: Genesis and the Ancient Near East
  • Understanding the Original Context
  • Ancient Cosmologies
  • Creating Collections and Finding Parallels in Ancient Near Eastern Myths
  • Ancient Archives
  • Historicity of Ancient Documents
  • Genesis and Science
Unit 3: Creation: Genesis 1–2
  • In the Beginning
  • God Created
  • Analyzing the Direct Objects of Bara with the Bible Word Study
  • Tohu Wavohu
  • Creation: Day One
  • Creation: Days Two and Three
  • Summary of Days One to Three
  • Creation: Days Four, Five, and Six
  • Image of God
  • Consulting Commentaries on the Plural Pronoun in Genesis 1:26
  • Creation: Day Seven
  • Cosmos as Temple
  • Transitions and Toledoth Statements
  • Analyzing the Toledoth Formula with Reverse Interlinears
  • Human Beings
  • The Garden of Eden
  • Looking Up Hebrew Terms Using a Reverse Interlinear
  • A Priestly Helper
Unit 4: The Fall and Sin: Genesis 3–11
  • The Serpent and the Fall
  • Consequences of Sin for the Woman
  • Enmity between the Serpent and the Woman
  • The Woman’s Desire
  • Consequences of Sin for the Man
  • Cain and Abel
  • Genealogies in Genesis
  • Sons of God and Daughters of Men
  • Exploring Ancient Interpretations of the “Sons of God”
  • The Flood
  • Blessing, Covenant, and Curse
  • Tower of Babel
  • Biblical Theology of Sacred Space
  • Rhetorical Strategy of Genesis
Unit 5: Abraham: Genesis 12–24
  • Abram’s Call
  • Biblical Theology of the Covenants
  • Obstacles to the Covenant Promises
  • More Obstacles: Lot and Invaders
  • Ratification of the Covenant
  • Exploring the Cultural Concept of “Covenant”
  • Hagar and Ishmael
  • The Covenant Child and the Covenant Sign
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  • 'El 'Olam and the Removal of Obstacles
  • Abraham’s Test
  • Sarah and Rebekah
Unit 6: Isaac and Jacob: Genesis 25–36
  • The Covenant Heirs
  • The Isaac Narrative
  • Blessing through Deception
  • Jacob’s Dream and Promise of Blessing
  • Jacob in Haran
  • Jacob’s Return to Canaan
  • Jacob’s Encounter with the Angel
  • Jacob Back in Canaan
  • Theophanies and Family Matters
  • Using the Names of God Interactive
Unit 7: Jacob’s Sons: Genesis 37–50
  • Joseph Sold into Slavery
  • Judah and Tamar
  • Plot of the Joseph Story
  • Resolution of Covenant Issues
Unit 8: Theological Overview of Genesis
  • Presence of God, Covenant, and Revelation
  • God’s Mastery in Creation
  • Order through Covenant and Wisdom
  • History of Israel and Redemptive History in Christ
  • Scripture’s Influence on Our Beliefs
  • Life Response to Genesis
Unit 9: Introduction to Methodology
  • Understanding the Text
  • Lexical-Grammatical Analysis
  • Cultural-Historical Analysis
  • Literary-Rhetorical Analysis
  • Intertextual Analysis
  • Theological-Canonical Analysis
  • Authority of the Original Author
  • Understanding the Bible’s Main Message
  • The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: Part 1
  • The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: Part 2
  • Exploring the Use of the Phrase “In the Day”
Unit 10: Examples of Exegesis
  • Genesis 2:24
  • Genesis 6:1–4
  • Genesis 11:1–9
  • Understanding the Sabbath
  • Women’s Roles
  • The Role of Satan

Dr. John Walton, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, spent 20 years teaching at Moody Bible Institute.

In his college years, he developed a passion for archaeology and Bible history. Instead of training to be an archaeologist, though, he focused his attention on studies comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. He has never lost his fascination with this subject, but comparative studies only provide one of the means by which he tries to get people excited about the Old Testament. He’s saddened by how little exposure to and understanding of the Old Testament many Christians have, but he’s passionate in doing whatever he can to remedy this spiritual and theological loss.

  • Instructor: Tremper Longman III
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Video Hours: 10

Explore the themes of salvation, law, and God’s presence in the book of Exodus with award-winning Old Testament scholar Dr. Tremper Longman. This course takes you step by step through Israel’s salvation from Egyptian bondage, their receiving of God’s law, and His command to build the tabernacle. Dr. Longman then connects these events to the New Testament. Learn how Jesus is the fulfillment of the exodus and how specific events mirror Jesus’ life and ministry.

Get answers to questions such as, who wrote the Torah? How do we read the law from a Christian perspective? Why is there so much violence in the Old Testament? You’ll learn why this ancient text is so important, and just how culturally relevant it is today.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: The Genre and Style of Exodus
  • Exodus in the Torah
  • Genre and Reading Strategy
  • Exodus as Theological History
  • A Focus on God
  • Exodus as Law
  • Identifying and Searching Law Types
  • Biblical Narrative
  • Biblical Poetry
  • Identifying Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry
Unit 2: The Authorship of Exodus
  • The Traditional View
  • Using Factbook and Favorites to Create an Introduction to Exodus
  • Witnesses to Other Authors
  • Use of Sources
  • Evidence for the Documentary Hypothesis
  • Sources in the Documentary Hypothesis
  • A Response to the Documentary Hypothesis
Unit 3: Approaching Exodus
  • The Importance of the Final Form
  • The Structure of the Book
  • An Exegetical, Christological, and Practical Approach
Unit 4: God Saves Israel (Exodus 1–18)
  • Overview
  • Connections to Genesis
  • The Situation in Egypt
  • The Birth of Moses
  • Discovering Parallel Accounts to the Moses Birth Story
  • Moses Flees to Midian
  • The Burning Bush
  • The Prophet’s Confirming Signs
  • Moses’ Reluctance and Return to Egypt
  • Moses in Pharaoh’s Court
  • The Plagues and the Gods of Egypt
  • Searching for Different Translations of Elohim
  • The Plagues and Natural Phenomena
  • The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart
  • The Final Plague
  • Crossing the Sea
  • Locating the Yam Suph
  • The Number of Israelites
  • From Joy to Grumbling
  • Amalekite Attacks
  • Back in Midian
  • Finding and Comparing Outlines of Exodus
Unit 5: The Historicity of the Exodus
  • The Case for an Early Date
  • Challenges to the Early Date
  • The Case for a Late Date
  • The Minimalist Approach
  • Discovering Ancient Inscriptions Related to Exodus
  • Summary of the Debate
Unit 6: A Biblical Theology of the Exodus
  • Reactualizing and Remembering the Exodus
  • The Prophets and a Second Exodus
  • Jesus and the Exodus
Unit 7: God Gives Israel His Law (Exodus 19–24)
  • Assembling at Mount Sinai
  • The First Four Commandments
  • Comparing Different Numbering Schemes of the Ten Commandments
  • The Last Six Commandments
  • Case Law
  • Case Law: Slavery
  • Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Slavery Laws
  • Case Law: Manslaughter
  • Case Law: A Rebellious Child
  • Case Law: A Pregnant Woman Involved in a Fight
  • Case Law: The Goring Ox
  • Case Law: Thieves and Vulnerable People
  • Case Law: The Goat in Its Mother’s Milk
  • Case Law: The Roof Fence
  • The Law from Paul’s Perspective
  • Jesus’ Relationship to the Law
  • The Law from James’ Perspective
  • Understanding James and Paul
  • Jesus’ Teaching on the Law
  • The Law and the Christian
  • Applying Case Law: The Roof Fence
  • Applying Case Law: The Altar Law
  • Applying Case Law: Slavery
  • Applying Case Law: Manslaughter and the Rebellious Child
  • Applying Case Law: The Pregnant Woman and the Goring Ox
  • Applying Case Law: Vulnerable People
  • Applying Case Law: Thieves and Baby Goats
  • The Debate over Sabbath
Unit 8: God’s Tabernacle Instructions (Exodus 25–31)
  • The Command and Plan to Build
  • The Arrangement of the Camp
  • Touring the Tabernacle with Faithlife Study Bible Infographics
  • The Curtains: Heaven on Earth
  • The Metals: Gradations of Holiness
  • The Ark of the Covenant: God’s Presence
  • The Lampstand: The Garden of Eden
  • The Incense Altar: A Sweet Savor
  • The Table of the Bread of Presence: The Covenant Relationship
  • The Altar of Sacrifice
  • Creation as a Cosmic Sanctuary
Unit 9: A Biblical Theology of God’s Presence
  • The Garden of Eden
  • The Patriarchal Altar
  • The Tabernacle
  • The Temple: Building a House
  • The Temple: The Law of Centralization
  • The Temple and the Tabernacle
  • The Temple: Solomon’s Dedication
  • Jesus and the Presence of God
  • The Church and the New Jerusalem
Unit 10: The Priesthood
  • The Priests’ Ordination
  • The Priests’ Garments
  • More Priestly Garments
  • The Levites
  • Guards of God’s Holiness
  • Jesus and the Priesthood
Unit 11: Moses as Prophet
  • Moses the Model
  • Moses’ Predecessor, Abraham
  • Moses’ Successors
  • Performing a Word Study on “Prayer”
  • Jesus the Prophet
Unit 12: Addendum: Violence in the Old Testament
  • Herem Warfare
  • Studying the Day of Atonement with the Israelite Feasts and Sacrifices Interactive
  • Spiritual Preparation for Battle
  • During the Battle
  • After the Battle
  • Phase 1: God Fights for Israel
  • Phase 2: God Fights against Israel
  • Phase 3: God Fights Israel’s Oppressors
  • Phase 4: Jesus Fights God’s Enemies
  • Phase 5: Jesus Fights the Final Battle
  • The Christian and Divine Violence
Conclusion
  • Review and Summary

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written over 25 books, including commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, and Nahum. His books have been translated into 17 different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on other popular Bible translations, including The Message, the New Century Version, the Holman Standard Bible, and the Common Bible. He has also edited and contributed to a number of study Bibles and Bible dictionaries, most recently The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

He earned his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and both his MPhil and PhD from Yale University. Dr. Longman and his wife, Alice, have three sons and two granddaughters.

OT308 Book Study: Leviticus

  • Instructor: Jay Sklar
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Video Hours: 12

In this course, Book Study: Leviticus (OT308), Dr. Jay Sklar walks you through the challenging details of the book of Leviticus. In this section of Scripture that often feels detached and foreign to the Christian life, Dr. Sklar will act as a helpful guide as you tackle this book. Focusing on the offerings, the laws, and the more perplexing areas of Leviticus, this study helps you understand the implications of the text for Israel and for Christians today.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Introducing Leviticus
  • The Difficulty and Importance of Leviticus: Part 1
  • The Difficulty and Importance of Leviticus: Part 2
  • The Location of Leviticus
  • The Vision of Leviticus
Unit 2: Theological Themes
  • Overarching Picture: Part 1
  • Overarching Picture: Part 2
  • The Holy King of Power, Purity, and Love: Part 1
  • The Holy King of Power, Purity, and Love: Part 2
  • The Redeeming God
  • The Covenant King’s Holy Law
  • Sin
  • The Categories of Sin in Leviticus
  • Ritual States: Part 1
  • Ritual States: Part 2
  • Atonement: Part 1
  • Atonement: Part 2
Unit 3: Special Issues
  • Accommodation
  • Relevancy and Application of the Laws: Part 1
  • Relevancy and Application of the Laws: Part 2
  • Objections to the Relevancy of Old Testament Law
  • Penalties: Part 1
  • Penalties: Part 2
  • How Do We Read Rituals?
  • The “How Much More” of Jesus
  • The Big Picture
Unit 4: Proper Worship: Offerings (Lev 1:1–7:38)
  • Introduction to the First Section of Leviticus
  • The Tent of Meeting (Lev 1:1)
  • Whole Burnt Offerings (Lev 1:3–17): Part 1
  • Whole Burnt Offerings (Lev 1:3–17): Part 2
  • Whole Burnt Offerings (Lev 1:3–17): Part 3
  • Grain Offerings (Lev 2:1–16): Part 1
  • Grain Offerings (Lev 2:1–16): Part 2
  • Grain Offerings (Lev 2:1–16): Part 3
  • Fellowship Offerings (Lev 3:1–17): Part 1
  • Fellowship Offerings (Lev 3:1–17): Part 2
  • Fellowship Offerings (Lev 3:1–17): Part 3
  • Purification Offerings I (Lev 4:1–35): Part 1
  • Purification Offerings I (Lev 4:1–35): Part 2
  • Purification Offerings I (Lev 4:1–35): Part 3
  • Purification Offerings II (Lev 5:1–13): Part 1
  • Purification Offerings II (Lev 5:1–13): Part 2
  • Reparation Offerings (Lev 5:14–6:7): Part 1
  • Reparation Offerings (Lev 5:14–6:7): Part 2
  • Reparation Offerings (Lev 5:14–6:7): Part 3
  • An Overview of the Second Half
  • Continual Whole Burnt Offering (Lev 6:8–13)
  • Grain Offering (Lev 6:14–18)
  • The Priest’s Continual Offering (Lev 6:19–23)
  • Purification Offering (Lev 6:24–30)
  • Reparation Offering (Lev 7:1–7)
  • Portion Distributions among the Priests (Lev 7:8–10)
  • Fellowship Offering (Lev 7:11–21): Part 1
  • Fellowship Offering (Lev 7:11–21): Part 2
  • Related Matters (Lev 7:20–36)
  • Summary (Lev 6–7)
Unit 5: Public Worship (Lev 8:1–10:20)
  • Making the Priests and Tent of Meeting Holy (Lev 8:1–36): Part 1
  • Making the Priests and Tent of Meeting Holy (Lev 8:1–36): Part 2
  • Making the Priests and Tent of Meeting Holy (Lev 8:1–36): Part 3
  • Public Worship and the Lord’s Appearance in Glory (Lev 9:1–24): Part 1
  • Public Worship and the Lord’s Appearance in Glory (Lev 9:1–24): Part 2
  • Priestly Unfaithfulness and Priestly Faithfulness (Lev 10:1–20): Part 1
  • Priestly Unfaithfulness and Priestly Faithfulness (Lev 10:1–20): Part 2
Unit 6: Ritual Impurity (Lev 11:1–15:33)
  • Pure and Impure Creatures (Lev 11:1–47): Part 1
  • Pure and Impure Creatures (Lev 11:1–47): Part 2
  • Defiling Fluids from Childbirth (Lev 12:1–8): Part 1
  • Defiling Fluids from Childbirth (Lev 12:1–8): Part 2
  • Defiled Skin, Garment, or House (Lev 13:1–14:57): Part 1
  • Defiled Skin, Garment, or House (Lev 13:1–14:57): Part 2
  • Bodily Fluids (Lev 15:1–33): Part 1
  • Bodily Fluids (Lev 15:1–33): Part 2
Unit 7: The Day of Atonement (Lev 16:1–34)
  • Dealing with Sin and Impurity (Lev 16:1–34): Part 1
  • Dealing with Sin and Impurity (Lev 16:1–34): Part 2
  • Dealing with Sin and Impurity (Lev 16:1–34): Part 3
Unit 8: Further Instructions on Proper Worship (Lev 17:1–16)
  • Slaughtering, Eating of Animals, and Use of Their Blood (Lev 17:1–16): Part 1
  • Slaughtering, Eating of Animals, and Use of Their Blood (Lev 17:1–16): Part 2
  • Slaughtering, Eating of Animals, and Use of Their Blood (Lev 17:1–16): Part 3
Unit 9: Living as the Lord’s Holy Nation (Lev 18:1–20:27)
  • Sexual and Worship Practices (Lev 18:1–30): Part 1
  • Sexual and Worship Practices (Lev 18:1–30): Part 2
  • Sexual and Worship Practices (Lev 18:1–30): Part 3
  • Holy Practices for Holy People (Lev 19:1–37): Part 1
  • Holy Practices for Holy People (Lev 19:1–37): Part 2
  • Divination and Various Sexual and Worship Practices (Lev 20:1–27): Part 1
  • Divination and Various Sexual and Worship Practices (Lev 20:1–27): Part 2
Unit 10: Revering the Lord’s Holiness (Lev 21:1–24:23)
  • Priests and Holy Things (Lev 21:1–24): Part 1
  • Priests and Holy Things (Lev 21:1–24): Part 2
  • Handling Holy Offerings (Lev 22:1–16): Part 1
  • Handling Holy Offerings (Lev 22:1–16): Part 2
  • Sacrificing Animals (Lev 22:17–33)
  • Holy Times (Lev 23:1–44): Part 1
  • Holy Times (Lev 23:1–44): Part 2
  • Continual Rites at the Lord’s Holy Place (Lev 24:1–9)
  • The Holy Name (Lev 24:10–23): Part 1
  • The Holy Name (Lev 24:10–23): Part 2
Unit 11: Living as the Lord’s Holy Nation in Canaan (Lev 25:1–27:34)
  • Sabbath, Jubilee, and Redemption (Lev 25:1–55): Part 1
  • Sabbath, Jubilee, and Redemption (Lev 25:1–55): Part 2
  • Sabbath, Jubilee, and Redemption (Lev 25:1–55): Part 3
  • Sabbath, Jubilee, and Redemption (Lev 25:1–55): Part 4
  • Leviticus 25 and Servitude in Ancient Israel
  • Covenant Blessings and Curses (Lev 26:1–46): Part 1
  • Covenant Blessings and Curses (Lev 26:1–46): Part 2
  • Jubilee and Redemption (Lev 27:1–34): Part 1
  • Jubilee and Redemption (Lev 27:1–34): Part 2
  • Jubilee and Redemption (Lev 27:1–34): Part 3
Conclusion
  • Concluding the Course

Jay Sklar, PhD, is Professor of Old Testament and dean of faculty at Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis. His doctoral research, completed under Professor Gordon Wenham, resulted in the book Sin, Impurity, Sacrifice, Atonement: The Priestly Conceptions. He recently published a commentary on Leviticus in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series with InterVarsity Press.

A native of Canada, Dr. Sklar has led youth and children’s ministries in both church and camp settings and is a frequent speaker at church and college events. Dr. Sklar also has a keen interest in developing theological education overseas. He serves on Covenant Theological Seminary’s International Partnerships Committee and teaches annually (in French) at the French seminary Faculté Jean Calvin, in Aix-en-Provence.

OT310 Book Study: Numbers

  • Instructor: Dale A. Brueggemann
  • Publication Date: Forthcoming
  • Video Hours: 11

In Book Study: Numbers Dr. Dale Brueggemann examines the history of Israel’s wilderness wanderings from Egypt to the Promised Land, as recounted in the book of Numbers. He covers iconic events such as the spies’ report of Canaan, Moses’ striking the rock, Balaam’s blessing Israel, and the bronze serpent in detail and also reflects on the major theological themes behind such events—themes such as rebellion and sin, intercession, divine mercy, covenant promises, and purification/expiation. You will come away from the course with a better understanding of, not only the content book of the book, but also its lasting message for New Covenant believers today.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and Course
Unit 1: Introducing Numbers
  • Author, Date, and Audience
  • Literary Features
  • Themes
  • Big Numbers in Numbers
  • Big Numbers: Rhetorical Solutions
  • Big Numbers: Editorial Mistakes as a Solution
  • The Big Picture
Unit 2: At Sinai (Numbers 1:1–10:10)
  • Military Headcount (Num 1)
  • Principle of Holiness Reflected in the New Testament
  • Arranging the Camp (Num 2)
  • Appointing the Levites—Part 1 (Num 3:1–10)
  • Appointing the Levites—Part 2 (Num 3:11–51)
  • Mustering the Levites (Num 4:1–49)
  • Ritual and Sinful Impurity (Num 5:1–10)
  • Marital Purity—Part 1 (Num 5:11–31)
  • Marital Purity—Part 2 (Num 5:11–31)
  • Nazirite Vow—Part 1 (Num 6:1–21)
  • Nazirite Vow—Part 2 (Num 6:1–21)
  • Priestly Blessing (Num 6:22–27)
  • Dedicating the Altar (Num 7)
  • Dedicating the Levites (Num 8)
  • The Second Passover (Num 9:1–14)
  • Marching Orders (Num 9:15–10:10)
Unit 3: In the Wilderness—Part 1 (Numbers 10:11–15:41)
  • Departure in Battle Order—Part 1 (Num 10:11–28)
  • Departure in Battle Order—Part 2 (Num 10:29–36)
  • Initial Complaints: The People (Num 11:1–9)
  • Initial Complaints: Moses—Part 1 (Num 11:10–17)
  • Initial Complaints: Moses—Part 2 (Num 11:18–35)
  • Miriam and Aaron’s Complaint (Num 12)
  • Rebellion of the Scouts—Part 1 (Num 13:1–24)
  • Rebellion of the Scouts—Part 2 (Num 13:25–33)
  • Rebellion Over the Spies’ Report—Part 1 (Num 14:1–9)
  • Rebellion Over the Spies’ Report—Part 2 (Num 14:10–19)
  • God’s Judgment on the First Generation—Part 1 (Num 14:20–35)
  • God’s Judgment on the First Generation—Part 2 (Num 14:36–45)
  • Cultic Laws—Part 1 (Num 15:1–21)
  • Cultic Laws—Part 2 (Num 15:22–31)
  • Cultic Laws—Part 3 (Num 15:32–41)
Unit 4: In the Wilderness—Part 2 (Numbers 16–21)
  • Korah’s Rebellion—Part 1 (Num 16:1–14)
  • Korah’s Rebellion—Part 2 (Num 16:15–27)
  • Korah’s Rebellion—Part 3 (Num 16:28–35)
  • Korah’s Rebellion—Part 4 (Num 16:36–50)
  • Budding of Aaron’s Rod (Num 17)
  • Priestly Regulations—Part 1 (Num 18:1–7)
  • Priestly Regulations—Part 2 (Num 18:8–19)
  • Priestly Regulations—Part 3 (Num 18:20–32)
  • Water of Purification—Part 1 (Num 19:1–10)
  • Water of Purification—Part 2 (Num 19:11–22)
  • Leadership Problems—Part 1 (Num 20:1–8)
  • Leadership Problems—Part 2 (Num 20:9–13)
  • Leadership Problems—Part 3 (Num 20:14–21)
  • Leadership Problems—Part 4 (Num 20:22–29)
  • Trouble on the Way to Moab—Part 1 (Num 21:1–6)
  • Trouble on the Way to Moab—Part 2 (Num 21:7–9)
  • Trouble on the Way to Moab—Part 3 (Num 21:10–20)
  • Trouble on the Way to Moab—Part 4 (Num 21:21–35)
Unit 5: On the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22–25)
  • Excursus: Balaam the Curse Expert
  • Balak Sends for Balaam the Curse Expert—Part 1 (Num 22:1–7)
  • Balak Sends for Balaam the Curse Expert—Part 2 (Num 22:8–20)
  • Balaam Goes to Balak—Part 1 (Num 22:21–30)
  • Balaam Goes to Balak—Part 2 (Num 22:31–41)
  • Balaam Blessings Despite Sorcery—Part 1 (Num 23:1–12)
  • Balaam Blessings Despite Sorcery—Part 2 (Num 23:13–26)
  • Balaam’s Blessings Without Sorcery—Part 1 (Num 23:27–24:9)
  • Balaam’s Blessings Without Sorcery—Part 2 (Num 24:10–19)
  • Balaam’s Blessings Without Sorcery—Part 3 (Num 24:20–25)
  • National Apostasy and Divine Punishment—Part 1 (Num 25:1–3)
  • National Apostasy and Divine Punishment—Part 2 (Num 25:4–9)
  • National Apostasy and Divine Punishment—Part 3 (Num 25:10–18)
Unit 6: Census Figures: Before and After (Numbers 26:1–65 versus 1:1–4:49)
  • Second Generation’s Census—Part 1 (Num 26:1–22)
  • Second Generation’s Census—Part 2 (Num 26:23–51)
  • Division of the Land and Counting the Levites (Num 26:52–65)
Unit 7: Land, Offerings, and Vows (Numbers 27–30)
  • Inheritance of Zelophehad’s Daughters—Part 1 (Num 27:1–11)
  • Commissioning Joshua (Num 27:12–23)
  • Regulations for Offerings (Num 28–29)
  • Regulations for Vows (Num 30)
Unit 8: Settling the Transjordan (Numbers 31:1–33:49)
  • Defeating Midian—Part 1 (Num 31:1–18)
  • Defeating Midian—Part 2 (Num 31:19–54)
  • Transjordan Tribes (Num 32)
  • Reprise of the Wilderness Journey—Part 1 (Num 33:1–15)
  • Reprise of the Wilderness Journey—Part 2 (Num 33:16–36)
  • Kadesh to Moab (Num 33:37–49)
Unit 9: Occupying the Land (Numbers 33:50–36:13)
  • Orders for Occupying the Promise Land (Num 33:50–56)
  • Allotment (Num 34)
  • Levitical Holdings (Num 35:1–15)
  • Case Laws about Murder and Accidental Killing (Num 35:16–34)
  • Inheritance of Zeophehad’s Daughters—Part 2 (Num 36)
Conclusion
  • Christological Reading of Numbers

OT312 Book Study: Deuteronomy

  • Instructor: Daniel I. Block
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Video Hours: 20

The book of Deuteronomy is one of the most significant books in the Bible. Its content helped shape the theology of both the Old and New Testaments. In Book Study: Deuteronomy distinguished Old Testament scholar Dr. Daniel Block provides an in-depth look at look at this important book. Dr. Block walks through the text of what he calls “the Gospel according to Moses.” You’ll gain a better understanding of Deuteronomy and a fresh appreciation of how the book reveals the brilliance of God’s grace.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Course
Unit 1: The Gospel according to Moses
  • How the Bible Talks about Deuteronomy
  • How We Talk about Deuteronomy
  • Hearing the Message of Deuteronomy: Hear the Word
  • Hearing the Message of Deuteronomy: Recognize the Setting
  • Hearing the Message of Deuteronomy: Recognize the Genre
  • Hearing the Message of Deuteronomy: Recognize as God’s Word
Unit 2: Setting the Stage (Deut 1)
  • Hearing the Words of Moses
  • The Preamble: Geographical Context
  • The Preamble: Chronological Context
  • Introduction to Moses’ First Address
  • Recollections of Mount Horeb
  • The Problem at Horeb
  • The Proposed Solution
  • The Rebellion and Its Context
  • The Nature of the Rebellion
  • The Lord’s Reaction to the Rebellion
  • Moses’ Intercessory Prayer
  • Lessons Learned from Kadesh-barnea
Unit 3: Setting the Stage (Deut 2–3)
  • Recollections of Grace
  • Transjordanian Relationships
  • Two Historical Notes and More Transjordanian Relationships
  • The Journey to the Plains of Moab
  • The Conquest of Sihon King of Heshbon
  • The Conquest of Og King of Bashan
  • Preparing for the Conquest of Canaan
  • Moses’ Prayer for Himself
  • Lessons on Leadership
Unit 4: The Grace of Torah (Deut 4:1–8)
  • Features of Deuteronomy 4
  • Themes in Deuteronomy 4
  • Designations for Law in the Old Testament
  • The Nature of the Torah
  • “A Prayer to Every God”
Unit 5: The Grace of Covenant (Deut 4:9–31)
  • The Grace of Covenant Past
  • The Significance of Horeb
  • The Heart of the Covenant
  • The Grace of Covenant Present
  • Idolatry in the Ancient Near East
  • The Creator and Creation
  • The Grace of Covenant Future
  • The Restoration of Covenant Relationship
Unit 6: The Grace of Salvation (Deut 4:32–44)
  • The Conclusion to Moses’ First Address
  • What God Has Done
  • The History of Grace
  • A Christian Version of Deuteronomy 4:32–40
  • The Narrative Postlude
Unit 7: Introduction to Moses’ Second Address
  • The Narrative Introduction (Deut 4:45–49)
  • The Ending of Moses’ Second Address
  • The Literary Context of the Second Address
  • The Agenda of the Second Address
Unit 8: The Decalogue (Deut 5:1–6:3)
  • Introduction to the Decalogue
  • Textual Witnesses to the Decalogue
  • Designations for the Decalogue
  • The Covenantal Structure
  • The Covenantal Goal
  • The Numbering of the Words
  • The Decalogue as a Bill of Rights
  • Features of Covenant Documents
  • Concluding Comments on the Decalogue
  • The Law and the Israelites
  • Moses and Paul
  • The Significance of the Law for Christians
Unit 9: The Shema (Deut 6:4–25)
  • A Call for Covenant Love
  • Interpreting the Shema
  • The Lord Alone: Part 1
  • The Lord Alone: Part 2
  • Dimensions of Covenant Commitment
  • The Test of Covenant Commitment
  • Moses’ Family Catechism
  • The Nature of the Law
  • How to Understand Paul and the Law
Unit 10: The External Test of Covenant Commitment (Deut 7:1–26)
  • The Nature of the External Test
  • Understanding Cherem
  • Ancient Near Eastern Texts and the Ethics of Cherem
  • The Lord’s Holy and Treasured People
  • The Importance of the Test
  • Moses’ Anti-Idolatry Polemic
  • The Required Response to the Test
  • Promises of the Lord’s Aid
Unit 11: The Internal Test of Covenant Commitment (Deut 8:1–20)
  • The Context of the Test
  • What Is This Mystery Food?
  • The Foil for the Future Test
  • The Nature of the Future Test
  • Responses to the Internal Test
  • Lessons from Deuteronomy 8
Unit 12: The Grace of Covenant Relationship (Deut 9:1–10:11)
  • Introduction to the Literary Unit
  • A Modified Disputation Speech
  • The Hypothesis and the People’s Explanation
  • Moses’ Explanation
  • The Lord’s Response to the Rebellion at Horeb
  • Moses’ Response to the Rebellion at Horeb
  • Disposing of the Calf
  • Moses’ Intercessory Prayer in Deuteronomy 9:25–29
  • The Arguments in Moses’ Prayer
  • The Lord’s Reaffirmation of the Covenant
  • Moses’ Role in Creating the Covenant Symbols
  • God’s Role in Creating the Covenant Symbols
  • The Lord Secures the Covenant
  • The Conclusion to Moses’ Second Address
Unit 13: The Heart of the Matter (Deut 10:12–11:1)
  • The Structure and Design of the Unit
  • Moses’ First Answer
  • Features of Moses’ Demand
  • Moses’ Second Answer
  • A Motivational Doxology
  • Moses’ Third Answer
  • Moses’ Gospel throughout the Old Testament
  • Moses’ Gospel throughout the New Testament
Unit 14: God’s Past and Future Provisions (Deut 11:2–32)
  • Introduction to Deuteronomy 11
  • Lessons from Israel’s History
  • The Land as Gift: Part 1
  • The Land as Gift: Part 2
  • The Land as Test
  • The Prescription for Passing the Test
  • The Land as Promise
  • The Land as Opportunity
  • A Theology of the Land
  • Contemporary Significance of Land Theology
  • Looking Beyond the Jordan: Part 1
  • Looking Beyond the Jordan: Part 2
  • The Problem of Jericho and Ai
Unit 15: Introduction to Moses’ Third Address (Deut 12)
  • The Nature of the Proclamation
  • An Invitation into the Lord’s Presence
  • An Invitation to True, Transforming Worship
  • A Second Invitation to True, Transforming Worship
  • The Nature of Israel’s Future Worship
  • Centralized Sanctuary Worship
  • Altars outside Jerusalem
  • An Invitation to True, Transforming Worship at Home
  • Slaughter and Sacrifice at Home
  • Slaughter and Sacrifice at the Sanctuary
Unit 16: Feasting at the Table of the Lord (Deut 14)
  • Interpreting Deuteronomy 14
  • Who Is Invited to the Banquet?
  • Clean and Unclean Animals
  • What Makes Food Abominable to God?
  • Boiling a Kid in Its Mother’s Milk
  • The Contemporary Significance of the Food Laws
Unit 17: Kingship as the Embodiment of Righteousness (Deut 17:14–20)
  • The Request for a King
  • Kingship and the Old Testament
  • Constraints on Kingship
  • Positive Instructions for the King
  • The Significance of Deuteronomy 17:14–20
Unit 18: Israel’s National Anthem (Deut 31–32)
  • Part of a Death Narrative
  • Making Sense of Deuteronomy 31
  • The Genre of the Song in Deuteronomy 32
  • The Origin, Occasion, Purpose, and Function of the Song
  • A Textual Problem in Deuteronomy 32:43
  • The Structure of the Song
  • A Recitation of the Song: Part 1
  • A Recitation of the Song: Part 2
Unit 19: The Blessing of Moses (Deut 33)
  • The Poetry in Deuteronomy 33
  • The Structure of Deuteronomy 33
  • Deuteronomic Themes in Deuteronomy 33
  • The Prose Introduction
  • A Recitation of Moses’ Blessing of the Tribes
Conclusion
  • Responding to the Gospel according to Moses

Dr. Daniel Block, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, has been teaching God’s Word for more than 30 years.

It has been a special joy for Dr. Block to watch students, who often take introductory courses in Old Testament only because they are required to do so by the curriculum, suddenly awaken to the fact that the Old Testament is understandable and its message is both life-giving and relevant for modern, everyday life.

Dr. Block has published a number of books and essays in scholarly journals. The paradigm for his research and ministry is set by Ezra, as described in Ezra 7:10: he committed himself to the study the Torah of Yahweh, to put it into practice, and to teach his revealed will in Israel. This means constantly asking serious questions of the Scriptures: What does the text say? Why does the text say it like that? What did the text mean to the original audience? What does the text have to say to me today? In order to answer these questions, one needs to understand both the worlds out of which the biblical texts arose and the worlds in which modern people live.

Product Details

  • Title: Old Testament: Advanced Pentateuch Studies Certificate Program
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 5
  • Video Hours: 62