Examines Genesis 4:1-6:8, describing how human beings began to fill the world with violence, and how God reacted to those troubles.
Examines Genesis 6:9-11:9, describing the direction God established for his people to follow after the great flood in the days of Noah.
Explores the confusion about prophecy, a prophet’s experience, original meaning and New Testament perspectives on Old Testament prophecy.
Explores the job titles, transitions and expectations of a prophet.
Examines humanity and covenant, Israel and covenant as well as salvation and covenant.
Explores covenant ideals, judgments and blessings.
Examines how Old Testament history provides the context for properly understanding Old Testament prophecy.
Examines three different kinds of literature within Old Testament prophecy: historical narratives, communication with God and communication with people.
Explores four topics related to prophetic words about the future: God’s sovereignty, human contingencies, degrees of certainty, and desired outcomes.
Focuses on how prophetic eschatology developed through the historical periods of: Moses, the early prophets, the later prophets, and the New Testament.
Introduces the book of Samuel, including why and under what circumstances the book was written and how it applies to Christians today.
Examines Samuel’s role in Israel’s prelude to kingship and Saul’s failed kingship before the establishment of David as Israel’s king.
Introduces the book of Joshua, including what it meant for its original audience and what it means for us today.
Explores how Joshua called the people of Israel to live together as heirs of the Promised Land.
Reveals the significance of Israel’s call to be faithful to the terms of their covenant with God.
Explores the stories that ancient Israelites told about Abraham, their great patriarch.
Explores the original impact these stories were intended to have on the nation of Israel as they followed Moses toward the Promised Land.
Concentrates on responsible ways to draw modern applications from the chapters in Genesis that speak of Abraham.
Introduces a basic framework for sound and scholarly biblical interpretation.
Focuses on helpful things to do before reading and interpreting the Scriptures.
Focuses on concepts important to exploring and discovering the meaning of Scripture.
Looks at some of the major ways interpreters have identified and described the meaning of Scripture.
Explores the ways in which Christians throughout the ages have attributed different types and numbers of meaning to biblical passages.
Focuses on hermeneutical strategies that help reveal the original meaning of Scripture.
Suggests approaches to application that make the original meaning of Scripture relevant for modern audiences.
Explores the ways Old Testament faith developed through the great epochs of history, and explains how these developments impact our application of Scripture.
Explores how the new covenant in Christ should guide the ways we apply all of Scripture to our own day.
Looks at how the cultural dimensions of Scripture affects our application of the Bible to the modern world.
Looks at how we should apply Scripture to others and to ourselves as individual people.
Surveys the circumstances that gave rise to Paul’s letters to the Colossians, Philemon, the Ephesians and the Philippians.