OLD TESTAMENT:
HISTORICAL BOOKS

CLASS SCHEDULE

Not Offered This Semester

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. The particular focus of this class is the Historical Books (follows the First Five Books).

Old Testament: Historical Books (CLASS BOOKLET)
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SESSION 1: Joshua

Dr. Miller continues using the “Land, Nation, Leader” theme as students dive into the life of Joshua.
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CLASS NOTES (Abbreviated)
CLASS NOTES (Detailed)
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - JOSHUA
JOSHUA - OVERVIEW CHART

SESSION 2: Judges and Ruth (Part 1)

Dr. Miller discusses Judges and Ruth, with the books’ themes of “life, death, love, and rescue.”
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CLASS NOTES (Abbreviated)
CLASS NOTES (Detailed)
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - JUDGES
JUDGES - OVERVIEW CHART

SESSION 3: Judges and Ruth (Part 2)

Dr. Miller finishes his lecture on Judges and ends with the book of Ruth and comparing the leadership of David and Boaz.
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CLASS NOTES (Abbreviated)
CLASS NOTES (Detailed)
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - RUTH
RUTH - OVERVIEW CHART

SESSION 4: 1 and 2 Samuel 

Dr. Miller explores the narrative genre and how it contains a central theme. With this in mind, students take a deep dive into 1-2 Samuel.
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CLASS NOTES (Abbreviated)
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - 1 SAMUEL
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - 2 SAMUEL
1 SAMUEL - OVERVIEW CHART
2 SAMUEL - OVERVIEW CHART

SESSION 5: Kings and Chronicles

This lecture discusses how Kings/Chronicles serve as historical records of Israel, but their purpose is still relevant as the day they were written.
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CLASS NOTES (Abbreviated)
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - KINGS
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - CHRONICLES
1 and 2 KINGS - OVERVIEW CHART
1 and 2 CHRONICLES - OVERVIEW CHART

SESSION 6: Esther

Dr. Miller studies Esther and God’s faithfulness and love for His people.
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CLASS NOTES (Abbreviated)
CLASS NOTES (Detailed)
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
THE BIBLE PROJECT VIDEO - ESTHER
ESTHER - OVERVIEW CHART