With a passion for getting people excited about the Old Testament, Dr. John Walton provides an in-depth study of the first book of the Bible. OT302 begins with an introduction to the composition of Genesis, oral and literary traditions in the ancient world, and how this text reached its canonical form.
Dr. Walton provides an overarching study of the entire book of Genesis, taking time for an introduction to biblical studies methods; an analysis of Genesis’ theological themes; examples of how to exegete important passages; and a discussion of several key themes and personalities: Sabbath, gender, and Satan. This course concludes by showing how Genesis introduces the long story of God’s redemptive work for humanity, which culminates in the Christ event of the New Testament.
Dr. John Walton, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, spent 20 years teaching at Moody Bible Institute.
In his college years, he developed a passion for archaeology and Bible history. Instead of training to be an archaeologist, though, he focused his attention on studies comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. He has never lost his fascination with this subject, but comparative studies only provide one of the means by which he tries to get people excited about the Old Testament. He’s saddened by how little exposure to and understanding of the Old Testament many Christians have, but he’s passionate in doing whatever he can to remedy this spiritual and theological loss.
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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.