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.
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.