History & Poetry

Immerse yourself in Old Testament history and poetry and discover the theology and wisdom of the Old Testament. 

Old Testament history has a lot to teach us about who God is and his plan for creation and his people—including us! Explore and discover the history and mission of God’s people in the Old Testament from Joshua, Ruth, David, Hezekiah and more. This study’s courses will also help you reflect on the principles and promises of Proverbs, the wisdom of Job and Ecclesiastes and the songs and poetry of Psalms.  

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Courses Included: 

  • Course 1: Joshua

    What do the conquests and covenants in the Old Testament teach us about God and his plan for his people? Study what we can learn about God through Joshua’s story.

    • Lesson 1: Overview of Joshua
    • Lesson 2: The Central Campaign
    • Lesson 3: Southern & Northern Campaigns
    • Lesson 4: Allotments
    • Lesson 5: Covenant Renewal
  • Course 2: Judges & Ruth

    Who were the Judges? Who was Ruth? Step into these stories and see the unlikely leaders God chooses and what we can learn from them.

    • Lesson 1: Overview of Judges
    • Lesson 2: Judges
    • Lesson 3: A Divine Judge & Anarchy
    • Lesson 4: Ruth the Moabite
    • Lesson 5: Lovingkindness in Ruth
  • Course 3: 1 & 2 Samuel

    Study the books of Samuel and see how the role of Messiah and kingship begin to play out in the story of God’s people.

    • Lesson 1: Overview of 1 & 2 Samuel
    • Lesson 2: Samuel & Kinship
    • Lesson 3: Saul’s Demise
    • Lesson 4: David’s Rise
    • Lesson 5: David’s Reign
  • Course 4: Kings & Chronicles (1)

    Journey through the reign of Solomon and other kings of Israel and discover how God’s faithfulness to his people sets the stage for the coming of Jesus.

    • Lesson 1: Rise & Reign of Solomon
    • Lesson 2: Solomon’s Fall
    • Lesson 3: Overview of 1 & 2 Kings
    • Lesson 4: The Prophet Elijah
    • Lesson 5: The Prophet Elisha
  • Course 5: Kings & Chronicles (2)

    Step into the final chapters of Old Testament history and discover what the differences between the narratives in Kings and Chronicles can illuminate for us today.

    • Lesson 1: Hezekiah
    • Lesson 2: Josiah & the Fall of the South
    • Lesson 3: Overview of 1 & 2 Chronicles
    • Lesson 4: Ritual and Sacramental Living
    • Lesson 5: Wisdom Literature
  • Course 6: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job

    Follow along with Solomon and Job in their search for wisdom—made immensely practical within these three books.

    • Lesson 1: Proverbs: Sayings of Sages
    • Lesson 2: Proverbs: Wisdom, Our World and YHWH
    • Lesson 3: Ecclesiastes
    • Lesson 4: The Lament of Job
    • Lesson 5: The Wisdom of Job
  • Course 7: Psalms, Song of Songs

    Immerse yourself in these Old Testament songs and poems and discover what types and themes of worship emerge within these unique books.

    • Lesson 1: Overview of Poetry
    • Lesson 2: Poetic Structures
    • Lesson 3: Praise & Lament
    • Lesson 4: The Diversity of Psalms
    • Lesson 5: Song of Songs

What’s Included:

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Lecture & onsite videos

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360° Holy Land Immersion

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Engaging exercises & quizzes

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Full-length articles

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And more!

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Our rigorous History and Poetry Study series includes seven Bible study courses covering Joshua through the Chronicles as well as Job through Song of Songs. Each of our Bible study courses is full of rich biblical training to help you immerse yourself in Scripture and discover the relevance and impact on Christians around the world. 

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