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Mobile Ed: John Walton Background of the Old Testament Bundle (2 courses)

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The Old Testament comprises two-thirds of our Bible, but most churches devote less than half of their teaching to the Old Testament. Where does one begin making use of the Old Testament? In these two courses, Dr. John Walton lectures on the background and typology of the Old Testament and the origins of Genesis 1–3, opening the doors for pastors, students, and laypeople to begin studying and learning from the Old Testament. Successful students will walk away with an interpretive framework through which they can analyze the Old Testament on its own terms, exegeting and wrestling with the text on a whole new level.

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  • Title: John Walton Background of the Old Testament Bundle
  • Instructors: John H. Walton
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 8
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OT201 Old Testament Genres

  • Instructor: Dr. John H. Walton
  • Video hours: 4

Professor John Walton guides students through the types of literature in the Old Testament. Beginning with narrative and continuing through prophecy, apocalyptic literature, wisdom literature, and the Psalms, this course explains how to best read and understand the Old Testament. Students should walk away with a strong interpretive framework through which they can grapple with the Old Testament. The course guides students into asking broader questions about the overall purpose of the Old Testament and God’s revelations throughout it.


  • Introducing the Professor and the Course
Unit 1: Foundations
  • Introduction
  • Identifying Old Testament Genres
  • About the Old Testament
  • Introduction to Authority, Inspiration, and Revelation
  • Authority
  • Inspiration
  • Revelation
  • Literary Analysis
  • Identifying Emphasis in Old Testament Narratives
  • What Sort of Reader?
  • Ethical Reading
Unit 2: Genres: Law
  • Law: Part 1
  • Law: Part 2
  • Finding English Translations of Ancient Legal Texts
  • Law: Part 3
Unit 3: Genres: Narrative
  • The Significance of Story
  • Misreading Biblical Narrative, Part 1
  • Using Visual Filters to Identify God as the Subject
  • Misreading Biblical Narrative, Part 2
  • Finding Practical Ways to Preach Old Testament Narratives
  • Writing History
  • Ancient History Writing
Unit 4: Genres: Prophecy and Apocalyptic
  • Prophets
  • Using the Bible Facts Report to Research the Role of a Prophet
  • Prophecy for the Present
  • Kinds of Prophetic Illocution
  • Search Parameters for the Prophetic Literature
  • The Message of the Prophets
  • Focusing on the Message
  • Prophecy and the New Testament
  • Locating Prophecies about Jesus
  • Apocalyptic Literature
Unit 5: Genres: Wisdom and Psalms
  • Introduction to Wisdom
  • The Book of Job
  • Discovering Ancient Near Eastern Parallels to the Book of Job
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Songs
  • Speaker Identifications in English Translations
  • Psalms
Unit 6: Theology and Faith
  • God’s Presence
  • Faith

OT301 Origins of Genesis 1–3

  • Instructor: Dr. John H. Walton
  • Video hours: 4

Origins of Genesis 1–3 studies the claims of the biblical text in these first chapters of Genesis. Focusing closely on the ancient Near Eastern context of the text, professor Walton helps students see how Genesis 1–3 would have been understood by its original audience and leads students to examine the function of the creation story and the issues between science and the Bible.


  • The Text and the Text in Its Context
  • The Bible’s Ancient Near Eastern Context
  • Science and the Bible
  • Proposed Thesis: Functional Focus
  • Functions and Functionaries
  • Proposed Thesis: A Cosmic Temple
  • Cosmology outside Genesis
  • Genesis 2–3
  • Summary Issues

About John H. Walton

John H. Walton is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. Before teaching at Wheaton, Walton taught at Moody Bible Institute for 20 years.

His primary focus is in areas of comparison between the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East, particularly Genesis. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, and A Survey of the Old Testament.


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    I started to watch the video and then enlarged it fullscreen...the sound and audio do not match. I reduced to smaller original size and it almost matched again. The professor seems engaging and I would probably consider buying this otherwise.


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