OT101 Introducing the Old Testament: Its Structure and Story

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What is the message of the OT and the story of Israel? This course provides the answer by tracing the epic history of God’s activity with humanity through the OT people of God, Israel. Dr. Mark Futato takes students through the major themes of the OT books that narrate Israel’s history from the call of the patriarch Abraham through the return from exile, showing how each book contributes to the OT’s presentation of God’s goal of establishing a people and kingdom on earth.

Introduction

Introducing the Course

Introducing the Course

1m
Introducing the Professor

Introducing the Professor

1m

Developing an Eye for Structures

Linear Structure

Linear Structure

2m
Symmetric Structure

Symmetric Structure

9m
Parallel Structure

Parallel Structure

6m
Indicators of Structure

Indicators of Structure

8m
Finding Repeated Words in Jonah with Word Lists

Finding Repeated Words in Jonah with Word Lists

7m

The Canon of the Old Testament

The Canon of the Old Testament

The Canon of the Old Testament

5m

The Book of Genesis

The Key Text of Genesis

The Key Text of Genesis

1m
The Structure of Genesis

The Structure of Genesis

3m
The Message of Genesis

The Message of Genesis

4m
Blessing as Empowerment for Abundant Living

Blessing as Empowerment for Abundant Living

4m
Searching for Subjects and Objects in Genesis with Clause Search

Searching for Subjects and Objects in Genesis with Clause Search

9m
Blessing as Praising God

Blessing as Praising God

3m

The Book of Exodus

The Key Text of Exodus

The Key Text of Exodus

1m
The Structure of Exodus

The Structure of Exodus

6m
The “Rescue” Message of Exodus

The “Rescue” Message of Exodus

4m
The “Relationship” Message of Exodus

The “Relationship” Message of Exodus

4m

The Book of Leviticus

An Overview of Leviticus

An Overview of Leviticus

3m
The Structure of Leviticus

The Structure of Leviticus

6m
The Message of Leviticus

The Message of Leviticus

4m

The Book of Numbers

An Overview of Numbers

An Overview of Numbers

2m
The Structure of Numbers

The Structure of Numbers

3m
Researching Biblical Places in Numbers Using Bible Facts

Researching Biblical Places in Numbers Using Bible Facts

9m
The Message of Human Failings in Numbers

The Message of Human Failings in Numbers

4m
The Message of Divine Faithfulness in Numbers

The Message of Divine Faithfulness in Numbers

4m
The Priestly Blessing in Numbers

The Priestly Blessing in Numbers

5m

The Book of Deuteronomy

An Overview of Deuteronomy

An Overview of Deuteronomy

3m
Finding Cross-References on Deuteronomy 6:4–5 with the Explorer

Finding Cross-References on Deuteronomy 6:4–5 with the Explorer

6m
The Structure of Deuteronomy

The Structure of Deuteronomy

4m
Searching for Ancient Near Eastern Treaties and Other Hard-to-Find Material

Searching for Ancient Near Eastern Treaties and Other Hard-to-Find Material

8m
The Message of Deuteronomy

The Message of Deuteronomy

3m
The Message of the Shema

The Message of the Shema

8m

The Book of Joshua

An Overview of Joshua

An Overview of Joshua

2m
The Structure of Joshua

The Structure of Joshua

3m
The Structure of Joshua 1–5

The Structure of Joshua 1–5

12m
The Message of Joshua

The Message of Joshua

4m

The Book of Judges

An Overview of Judges

An Overview of Judges

1m
The Structure of Judges

The Structure of Judges

5m
Researching Biblical Names Using Power Lookup

Researching Biblical Names Using Power Lookup

8m
The Theme of Judges: Apostasy

The Theme of Judges: Apostasy

4m
The Story of Judges

The Story of Judges

7m
The Message of Judges: The Results of Apostasy

The Message of Judges: The Results of Apostasy

6m
More Results of Apostasy

More Results of Apostasy

9m

The Books of Samuel

An Overview of the Books of Samuel

An Overview of the Books of Samuel

4m
The Prologue of Samuel

The Prologue of Samuel

3m
The Creation of the Monarchy

The Creation of the Monarchy

4m
The Rejection of Saul

The Rejection of Saul

2m
The Rise and Reign of David

The Rise and Reign of David

4m
Preparing a Topic-Based Sermon with the Sermon Starter Guide

Preparing a Topic-Based Sermon with the Sermon Starter Guide

8m
The Epilogue of Samuel

The Epilogue of Samuel

4m

The Books of Kings

The Theme of Kings: The Demise of the Kingdom

The Theme of Kings: The Demise of the Kingdom

1m
The Structure of Kings

The Structure of Kings

1m
The Message of Kings: Demise through Disobedience

The Message of Kings: Demise through Disobedience

2m
Manasseh’s Role in the Demise of the Kingdom

Manasseh’s Role in the Demise of the Kingdom

3m
Hope for Restoration

Hope for Restoration

6m

The Chronicler’s History

Restoring the Kingdom

Restoring the Kingdom

4m
The Unity of Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah

The Unity of Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah

4m

The Books of Chronicles

The Key Text of Chronicles

The Key Text of Chronicles

1m
The Setting of Chronicles

The Setting of Chronicles

2m
The Message of Chronicles

The Message of Chronicles

3m
The Purpose of Chronicles

The Purpose of Chronicles

1m
The Themes and Structure of Chronicles

The Themes and Structure of Chronicles

2m
Manasseh in Chronicles

Manasseh in Chronicles

2m
Researching Biblical People Using Bible Facts

Researching Biblical People Using Bible Facts

4m

The Book of Ezra-Nehemiah

The Key Text of Ezra-Nehemiah

The Key Text of Ezra-Nehemiah

1m
The Unity of Ezra-Nehemiah

The Unity of Ezra-Nehemiah

3m
Using Bibles with Unusual Versification

Using Bibles with Unusual Versification

7m
The Structure of Ezra-Nehemiah

The Structure of Ezra-Nehemiah

1m
The Themes of Ezra-Nehemiah

The Themes of Ezra-Nehemiah

3m
God Accomplishes His Objective

God Accomplishes His Objective

4m
An Overarching Theme of Ezra-Nehemiah

An Overarching Theme of Ezra-Nehemiah

4m
The Ministry Message of Ezra-Nehemiah

The Ministry Message of Ezra-Nehemiah

3m
Finding Hebrew Expressions with a Morph Search

Finding Hebrew Expressions with a Morph Search

7m
Following Ezra’s Example

Following Ezra’s Example

3m