OLD TESTAMENT:
FIRST FIVE BOOKS

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Introduction

The biblical narrative will come alive as you explore how the chapters, stories, events, and literary forms all fit together in God's redemptive story. This survey course traces the history of the Hebrew nation from its origin to the time of Jesus Christ.
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Old Testament Walkthrough

Dr. Miller gives a brief visual overview of the Old Testament from beginning to end using his traditional “walkthrough.”
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SESSION 1: Genesis 1-3

Dr. Miller demonstrates looking at Old Testament history from a theological perspective, revealing who God is, using the first three chapters of Genesis.
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SESSION 2: Genesis 4-11

This lecture highlights the history of Genesis 4-11 and puts the seemingly different stories into context, showing how God is setting the stage for what is to come.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - GENESIS 1-11

SESSION 3: Genesis 12-26

In this lecture, Dr. Miller discusses the flood versus the Tower of Babel, before pivoting to an explanation of the beginnings of the nation of Israel.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - GENESIS 12-50

SESSION 4: Genesis - Jacob 

This lecture highlights the story of Jacob and sets the foundation for the majority of lectures through the focus of land, nation, and leader.
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SESSION 5: Genesis - Joseph

This lecture dives into the story of Joseph as we continue the journey through Genesis.
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SESSION 6: Exodus 1-12

This lecture introduces the first few chapters of Exodus as God begins the work of delivering His people from the Egyptians as part of the promise.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO EXODUS 1-18
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - YAHWEH

SESSION 7: Exodus 13-40

This lectures finishes the book of Exodus, detailing the Israelites receiving miracles from God and the introduction of the Law.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - EXODUS 13-40

SESSION 8: Law

This lecture details the law being introduced to the people, what it meant for them, and how it fits into the long-term narrative.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - BIBLICAL LAW

SESSION 9: Leviticus

Dr. Miller argues that Leviticus is an “unrecognized piece of literary art” as he describes how it reveals more of God’s nature to His people.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - LEVITICUS

SESSION 10: Numbers

Dr. Miller discusses the importance of Numbers, with its focus on Israel’s rebellion and God’s promises.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - NUMBERS

SESSION 11: Deuteronomy

This lecture focuses on the importance of the book of Deuteronomy to the people of Israel as it served as a new “contract” with God.
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THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - DEUTERONOMY