Old Testament Survey

...seeing Jesus in all!

Introduction to the Old Testament in General

I.  Reading and Discussion:  "Who is Johann Heinrich Heidegger?"

II.  Reading and Discussion:  "Why Translate Heidegger's Handbook of the Bible?"

III.  Reading and Discussion:  "Title Page for Heidegger's Handbook of the Bible"

IV.  Reading and Discussion:  "Preface to Heidegger's Handbook of the Bible"

V.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Spirituality of Scripture Reading"

VI.  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "The Old Testament in General Chapter Summary", and "What is the Old Testament About? (Part 1)"

VII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Definition of the Canonical Books of the Old Testament"

VIII:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Summary of the Doctrine of the Old Testament", and "What is the Old Testament About? (Part 2)"

IX:  Reading and Discussion:  "Major Divisions"

X:  Reading and Discussion:  "Medium Divisions"

XI:  Reading and Discussion:  "Minor Divisions"

XII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Chapter Divisions"

XIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Verse Divisions"

XIV:  Reading, Lectures, and Discussion:  "Division of the Old Testament into Law, Prophets, and Writings", and "The Authorship and Canon of the Old Testament, and "The Canon of the Old Testament"

XV:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Threefold Canon and Christ's Threefold Office", and "The Text of the Old Testament"

XVI:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Outline of the Pentateuch", and "Hermeneutics, and Mosaic Authorship"

XVII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Outline of the Former Prophets"

XVIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Outline of the Latter Prophets"

XIX:  Reading and Discussion:  "Outline of the Wisdom and Poetic Books"

XX:  Reading and Discussion:  "Old Testament Patristic Interpreters"

XXI:  Reading and Discussion:  "Old Testament Reformed Interpreters"

XXII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Old Testament Lutheran Interpreters"

XXIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Old Testament Roman Catholic Interpreters"

XXIV:  Reading and Discussion:  "Old Testament Jewish Interpreters"

 

Genesis

I.  Reading and Discussion:  "Chapter Summary"

II:  Reading and Discussion:  "Genesis' Title"

III:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Mosaic Authorship", and "Creation, and the Eternal Word"

IV:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Summary of Genesis", and "Creation, and the Eternal Word, Part 2"

V:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Purpose of Genesis", "Christ and the Covenant", and "The Fall and the Protevangelium"

VI:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "The Chronology of Genesis", and "After Eden (Parts 1 & 2)"

VII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Detailed Outline of Genesis"

VIII:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Synoptic Outline of Genesis", and "The Faith of the Patriarchs"

IX:  Reading and Discussion:  "Pentateuch:  Patristic Interpreters"

X:  Reading and Discussion:  "Pentateuch:  Reformed Interpreters"

XI:  Reading and Discussion:  "Pentateuch:  Lutheran Interpreters"

XII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Pentateuch:  Roman Catholic Interpreters"

XIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Pentateuch:  Jewish Interpreters"

XIV:  Reading and Discussion:  "Genesis:  Patristic Interpreters"

XV:  Reading and Discussion:  "Genesis:  Reformed Interpreters"

XVI:  Reading and Discussion:  "Genesis:  Lutheran Interpreters"

XVII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Genesis:  Roman Catholic Interpreters"

XVIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Genesis:  Jewish Interpreters"

 

Exodus

I:  Reading and Discussion:  "Chapter Summary"

II:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Exodus' Title" and "Moses? a Christian?"

III:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Summary of Exodus", and "Journey to Sinai"

IV:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Purpose of Exodus", and "The Revelation of Jesus Christ at Sinai, Part 1"

V:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "Historical and Doctrinal Synopsis of Exodus", and "The Revelation of Jesus Christ at Sinai, Part 2"

VI:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "The Chronology of Exodus", and "The Revelation of Jesus Christ at Sinai, Part 3"

VII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Detailed Outline of Exodus"

VIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Synoptic Outline of Exodus"

IX:  Reading and Discussion:  "Exodus:  Patristic Interpreters"

X:  Reading and Discussion:  "Exodus:  Reformed Interpreters"

XI:  Reading and Discussion:  "Exodus:  Lutheran Interpreters"

XII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Exodus:  Roman Catholic Interpreters"

XIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Exodus:  Jewish Interpreters"

 

Leviticus

I:  Reading and Discussion:  "Chapter Summary"

II:  Reading and Discussion:  "Leviticus' Title"

III:  Reading and Discussion:  "The Argument of Leviticus"

IV:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "The Spiritual Significance of Leviticus", and "The Mystery of the Tabernacle"

V.  Reading and Discussion:  "The Purpose of Leviticus"

VI:  Reading and Discussion:  "The Chronology of Leviticus"

VII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Detailed Outline of Leviticus"

VIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Synoptic Outline of Leviticus"

IX:  Reading and Discussion:  "Leviticus:  Patristic Interpreters"

X:  Reading and Discussion:  "Leviticus:  Reformed Interpreters"

XI:  Reading and Discussion:  "Leviticus:  Lutheran Interpreters"

XII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Leviticus:  Roman Catholic Interpreters"

XIII:  Reading and Discussion:  "Leviticus:  Jewish Interpreters"

 

Numbers

I:  Reading and Discussion:  "Chapter Summary"

II:  Reading and Discussion:  "Numbers' Title"

III:  Reading and Discussion:  "Summary of Numbers"

IV:  Reading, Lecture, and Discussion:  "The Purpose of Leviticus", and "Into the Wilderness"

V:  Reading and Discussion:  "The Chronology of Numbers"

 
 

Week 21:  The Wilderness-Wandering

My simple outline of the Book of Numbers:  1.  The Lord spends the first ten chapters or so putting His people in an order, civil and ecclesiastical; 2.  the Israelites spend the rest of the Book rebelling against that order and suffering the Lord's chastisement.

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapters on Leviticus and Numbers in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 22:  Deuteronomy, and the Death of Moses

Unhappily, Deuteronomy is frequently treated as a simple (and hardly necessary) retelling of the legal material in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Join us as we consider Deuteronomy's enduring impact.

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on Deuteronomy in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 23:  The Conquest of Canaan

Although more than four centuries have passed, God's promise to grant to Israel the land of Canaan has not failed.  Joshua provides human leadership and direction in the conquest of Canaan, but ultimately it is the glorious and mysterious Angel of the Lord that brings victory to Israel.  Who is this mysterious Angel? and how can we be sure?

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on Joshua in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

Weeks 24-28:  "There Was No King in Israel..."

Of course, the Book of Judges deals with some heavy theological and ethical material, but it is delivered with extraordinary literary beauty.

Let's dive in!

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on Judges and Ruth in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 
 

Week 29:  Israelite Kingship

The Civil Government that the High King of heaven set up for His people Israel was different from that of the other nations.  What is it that God wants out of His institution of government?  How do these lessons apply to American Government?

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on 1 and 2 Samuel in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 30:  Israelite Kingship, Part 2

The Civil Government that the High King of heaven set up for His people Israel was different from that of the other nations.  What is it that God wants out of His institution of government?  How do these lessons apply to American Government?

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on 1 and 2 Kings in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

Week 31:  Israelite Kingship, and the King of Kings

What do we learn from Israelite Kingship, and Israel's greatest king, about the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord's?

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on 1 and 2 Kings in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 32:  The Restoration

And now, the end of the Old Testament history...

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 33:  The Psalter

Singing with the High Priest of our profession, the Lord Jesus Christ...

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on the Book of Psalms in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 34:  The Fountain of Israel's Wisdom

In the study of the wisdom tradition of Israel (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon [perhaps]), we find ourselves once again sitting at the feet of Israel's great wisdom sage, Jesus Christ.

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on the Book of Proverbs in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 35:  The Proverbs

In the study of the wisdom tradition of Israel (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon [perhaps]), we find ourselves once again sitting at the feet of Israel's great wisdom sage, Jesus Christ.

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on the Book of Proverbs in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 36:  The Proverbs, Part 2

In the study of the wisdom tradition of Israel (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon [perhaps]), we find ourselves once again sitting at the feet of Israel's great wisdom sage, Jesus Christ.

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on the Book of Proverbs in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 37:  Job and Ecclesiastes

In the study of the wisdom tradition of Israel (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon [perhaps]), we find ourselves once again sitting at the feet of Israel's great wisdom sage, Jesus Christ.

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapters on Job and Ecclesiastes in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 38:  Song of Solomon

How is the Song of Solomon to be interpreted?  Is it a figurative presentation of Christ's love for His bride? or is it a literal presentation of marriage?  And how can we be sure?

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on the Song of Solomon in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 39:  Song of Solomon, and Intro. to the Prophets

How is the Song of Solomon to be interpreted?  Is it a figurative presentation of Christ's love for His bride? or is it a literal presentation of marriage?  And how can we be sure?

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on the Song of Solomon in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 40:  Isaiah

As the time for Christ's Incarnation approaches, the prophets begin to give more and more details about the person and work of the Savior's ministry.

Let us get into Isaiah, called by some "the fifth gospel".

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on Isaiah in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

Week 41:  Isaiah

As the time for Christ's Incarnation approaches, the prophets begin to give more and more details about the person and work of the Savior's ministry.

Let us get into Isaiah, called by some "the fifth gospel".

Getting ready for this week's class:

1.  Let us pray that Jesus might be pleased to reveal Himself.

2.  If you have time and inclination to go a little deeper, read the Chapter on Isaiah in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (ed. Miles Van Pelt).

 

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Dr. Steven Dilday holds a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Campbell University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and both a Master of Divinity and a  Ph.D. in Puritan History and Literature from Whitefield Theological Seminary.  He is also the translator of Matthew Poole's Synopsis of Biblical Interpreters and Bernardinus De Moor’s Didactico-Elenctic Theology.

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