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Discover the beauty of Old Testament poetry and prophecy from one of the world’s foremost Hebrew scholars—Dr. David W. Baker. In OT102, Dr. Baker describes the ancient literary techniques used in poetry and prophecy so you gain more appreciation for these often overlooked portions of the Old Testament. He distills the message, theme, and structure of each book in poetic and prophetic genres into concentrated video lecture segments. This is the ideal sequel to Dr. Mark Futato’s OT101 course. In OT232, Dr. Baker builds upon his survey course to cover four of the Old Testament Minor Prophets—the books of Amos, Obadiah, Joel, and Malachi—in even greater detail. He also provides insightful commentary about how the message of each book relates to contemporary issues.

These courses are the result of more than 30 years of work in Old Testament studies, and have been designed in collaboration with Dr. Baker to be especially helpful for those who desire more insight into Old Testament poetry and prophecy.

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  • Title: David W. Baker Old Testament Bundle
  • Instructors: David W. Baker
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 10
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OT102 Introducing the Old Testament: Its Poetry and Prophecy

  • Instructor: David W. Baker
  • Video hours: 6

This course provides a practical foundation for reading the poetry and prophecy of the Old Testament. Dr. Baker begins by discussing poetic writing in general, then the elements specific to both Hebrew and English poetry. Applying these elements to the text, he examines the content, structure, and themes of the Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, Job, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. Dr. Baker then turns to the prophetic books, providing historical background, theological motifs, and the structure and content of specific books. He shows that these ancient messages remain relevant in modern life.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Elements of Poetry
  • Poetry or Prose?
  • Creation in Poetry and Prose
  • Elements of English Poetry
  • Elements of Hebrew Poetry
  • Finding Explanations for Hebrew Poetic Elements
  • Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry
  • Comparing Hebrew Parallelism in Bible Translations
Unit 2: The Book of Psalms
  • A Different Kind of Book
  • The Title and Structure of Psalms
  • Headings in Psalms
  • Types of Psalms
  • Worship in the Psalms
  • Lament and Repentance in the Psalms
  • Searching for Subgenre Elements within Psalms
  • Lamentations: An Extended Psalm
  • Thanksgiving in the Psalms
  • Wisdom in the Psalms
Unit 3: The Books of Wisdom
  • Personal and Practical
  • An Overview of Proverbs
  • Wisdom Words
  • Studying the Word “Shrewd” Using the Bible Word Study Guide
  • The Beginning of Wisdom
  • The Content and Structure of Proverbs
  • An Overview of Job
  • The Value of Job
  • An Overview of Ecclesiastes
  • The Content and Structure of Ecclesiastes, Part 1
  • The Content and Structure of Ecclesiastes, Part 2
  • An Overview of Song of Songs
  • Examining Internal Clues for Song of Songs Authorship
  • The Content and Structure of Song of Songs
  • The Importance of Song of Songs
Unit 4: Prophecy
  • The Role of Prophecy
  • The Prophet
  • The Prophetic Model
  • Titles for Prophets
  • Examining the Different Terms Used for Prophets
  • The Prophet as a Preacher
  • Five Steps of Classical Rhetoric: Step 1
  • Five Steps of Classical Rhetoric: Steps 2–5
Unit 5: The History of Old Testament Prophecy
  • Writing and Pre-literary Prophets
  • Pre-literary Prophets in Exodus and Numbers
  • Balaam and a Message from God
  • Henotheism
  • Divination
  • Samuel: A Transitional Prophet
  • Using a Bible Facts Report to Study Samuel
  • David and the Prophets
  • Elijah
  • Baal and the Prophets
Unit 6: The Books of the Prophets: Jonah and Amos
  • The Order of the Books
  • Jonah
  • Amos: Date and Background
  • Amos: Oracles
  • Amos: Rhetoric and Genres
  • Learning Genre Information from the Passage Guide
  • Amos: Covenant Lawsuit
Unit 7: The Books of the Prophets: Hosea and Isaiah
  • Hosea: Date and Background
  • Finding Date and Location Tables on the Prophets
  • Hosea: Symbolic Actions, Part 1
  • Hosea: Symbolic Actions, Part 2
  • Isaiah: The Importance of the Book
  • Examining New Testament Allusions to Isaiah
  • Isaiah: The Person
  • Isaiah: The Structure of the Book
  • Isaiah: His Call
  • Isaiah: Historical Background
  • Isaiah: Ahaz and Assyria
  • Isaiah: Words and Meaning in Isaiah 7:14
  • Isaiah: The Message of the Book
Unit 8: The Books of the Prophets: Micah and Jeremiah
  • Micah: Date and Background
  • Viewing the Prophets’ Activity on the Timeline
  • Micah: The Structure of the Book
  • Micah: Theological Motifs of the Book
  • Jeremiah: Date and Background
  • Jeremiah: His Call
  • Jeremiah: His Character
  • Jeremiah: The Prophet and the King
  • Jeremiah: Theological Themes in the Book
Unit 9: The Books of the Prophets: Joel, Obadiah, Nahum, and Habakkuk
  • Joel: Background and Message of the Book
  • Joel: The Day of the Lord
  • Joel: Creation and the Spirit
  • Joel: The Relevance of the Book
  • Obadiah: Historical Background
  • Finding the Meaning of Hebrew Names
  • Obadiah: The Structure of the Book
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
Unit 10: The Books of the Prophets: Zephaniah, Ezekiel, and Daniel
  • Zephaniah: Background of the Book
  • Zephaniah: The Message of the Book
  • Ezekiel: Date and Background
  • Ezekiel: Interpreting the Book
  • Ezekiel: His Call and God’s Glory
  • Ezekiel: The Theology of the Book
  • Daniel: Date and Author
  • Daniel: Apocalyptic Literature, Part 1
  • Daniel: Apocalyptic Literature, Part 2
  • Daniel: The Message of the Book
Unit 11: The Books of the Prophets: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi: Background and Message
  • Malachi: Structure and Themes
  • The Prophetic Message
  • What the Prophets Condemned
  • Looking Back and Looking Ahead

OT232 A Survey of Amos, Joel, Obadiah, and Malachi

  • Instructor: David W. Baker
  • Video hours: 4

Continuing where his previous course left off, Dr. Baker starts his discussion of the background, themes, and structures of the Minor Prophets with Amos. By highlighting specific poetic devices, he illuminates the prophet’s message and its relevance for today. Dr. Baker also surveys the books of Obadiah, Joel, and Malachi—always emphasizing how you can apply the prophetic wisdom of God’s Word to modern life. Through the prophets God teaches us to build community, maintain covenant relationships, handle hardships, and more.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Amos: Background
  • The First Writing Prophet
  • Creating User Notes for Recording Lecture Content
  • The Date and Location for Amos
  • Creating a Bible Reading Plan that Follows the Lectures
  • The Situation and the Sin in Amos
  • Custom Collections of Amos Commentaries
Unit 2: Amos 1–2
  • Introduction to the Book
  • Oracles against the Nations
  • The Layout of the Oracles
  • Finding Occurrences of the Phrase “Thus Says the Lord”
  • The First Oracle
  • The Second and Third Oracles
  • The Fourth and Fifth Oracles
  • The Sixth and Seventh Oracles
  • The Eighth Oracle
  • God’s Goodness
Unit 3: Amos 3
  • A Warning against Israel and Judah
  • Genres in Amos’ Prophecies
  • The Prophetic Justification
  • The Court Case
  • Finding the Hebrew Words for “Covenant”
Unit 4: Amos 4
  • Judgment on Samarian Women
  • Recalling Covenant Curses
  • A Climactic Conclusion
Unit 5: Amos 5
  • Lament over Israel
  • The Theme of “Seeking”
  • A Reminder of Sins
  • A Choice to Make
  • The Day of the Lord in Amos
  • What God Wants
  • False Worship
Unit 6: Amos 6–9
  • Seven Woes in Amos 6
  • Three Visions and a Dialogue (Amos 7)
  • Searching for Images of a Plumb Line
  • A Vision of a Fruit Basket (Amos 8–9)
  • Identifying a Play on Words in Amos 8:2
  • Hope for the Future
Unit 7: Amos in the New Testament
  • The Church Reads the Prophet
Unit 8: Obadiah: Background
  • The Prophet’s Name
  • The Date of Obadiah
  • The Setting of Obadiah
  • People and Places in Obadiah
  • The Structure of Obadiah
Unit 9: Obadiah 1
  • Obadiah’s First Message
  • Edom’s Pride
  • The Judgment of Edom
  • The Day of the Lord in Obadiah
  • Theology and Application
Unit 10: Joel: Background
  • The Prophet and His Time
  • Joel and the Other Prophets
  • People and Places in Joel
Unit 11: Joel 1
  • A Plague of Locusts
  • The Devastation of a Locust Plague
  • Discovering Different Senses of “Locust” in the Old Testament
  • The Aftermath and Response
Unit 12: Joel 2
  • The Day of the Lord in Joel
  • Graphing Occurrences of the “Day of the Lord”
  • Judgment and Hope in Joel
  • The Creation in Joel
  • Pouring Out the Spirit
Unit 13: Joel 3
  • Judah and the Nations
  • Judgment and Blessing
  • Joel in the Canon
Unit 14: Malachi
  • Historical Background, Part 1
  • Historical Background, Part 2
  • The First Confrontation
  • The Second Confrontation
  • More Confrontations
  • Divorce and Malachi
  • Discovering the Meaning of Words in Their Literary Context
  • A Summary of Themes and Significance

About David W. Baker

Dr. David W. Baker is a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio, where he’s taught since 1986, following teaching assignments at the University of Durban-Westville and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He’s also lectured in Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Baker has a particular interest in pedagogy, constantly exploring new means and media to enhance the learning and teaching experience for both the instructor and the student. He has contributed to, edited, or written over 40 books, including Isaiah in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, NIV Application Commentary: Joel, Obadiah, Malachi and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch.


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