Here is a list of some of the free audio/video lectures and other materials related to the Old Testament freely available on iTunes U.
Unlocking the Old Testament (Elmer Martens, Fresno Pacific University) - A ten part audio/video lecture series on Old Testament theology. Four themes — deliverance, covenant, experiencing God, and land — are traced through three of Israel’s historical eras: pre-monarchy, monarchy, and post-monarchy.
Old Testament Survey I (Douglas Stuart, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) - Creation. Covenant. Kings. Behind those three words lie the beginning of time and the start of the unfolding of God’s eternal plan of redemption. Dr. Douglas Stuart, professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell, takes you through the foundational material of the Old Testament as he surveys Genesis through Song of Songs.
Old Testament Survey II (Douglas Stuart, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) - The story of God’s wandering people, Israel, and the prophets who call out to them can seem complex and confusing. In the continuation of his survey of the Old Testament, Dr. Douglas Stuart will help you gain an understanding of the structure and meaning of the second half of the Old Testament, as he provides an overview from the Psalms through book of Malachi.
The Pentateuch (John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary) - The course studies the origin and historical value of Genesis to Deuteronomy; the different blocks of “law” and the principles they embody; the books as a narrative with a plot, characters, and themes; and their significance for Christian faith, life, and ministry.
The Prophets (John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary) - The course studies the contents of the Former Prophets (Joshua to Kings) and the Latter Prophets (Isaiah to Malachi), their possible historical backgrounds, different approaches to their interpretation, and their significance for us today.
The Writings as an Introduction to the Old Testament (John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary) – This course is a new addition and does not have a URL link yet. However, it is searchable in within iTunes.
Old Testament History (V. Phillips Long, Covenant Theological Seminary) - Former Covenant Seminary professor Dr. V. Philips Long explores the historical books of the Old Testament — Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings — including a brief look at the Pentateuch. Students will gain valuable insight into how to study and learn from these books of the Old Testament.
Old Testament Overview (Gregory Perry, Covenant Theological Seminary) - A survey of basic Old Testament Bible facts to provide a usable foundation for personal study, for ministry, and for other courses in biblical studies and in systematic and practical theology.
Old Testament Wisdom and Poetry (John Hutchison, Biola University)
Minor Prophets (David L. Talley, Biola University) 13 video lectures on the Minor Prophets.
Old Testament, Archaeology, and Theology (Harding University) – Lectures by John Walton, Dale Manor, Yosef Paz, and Terence Frethiem.
The Pentateuch (Richard Pratt, Reformed Theological Seminary) - This is a legacy edition of this course that should not be used if taking the course for credit. These lectures will help you interpret and apply the first five books of the Bible, which often seem distant and difficult to understand. You’ll get a sense for the literary structure of each book as well as the original meaning as inspired by the Holy Spirit. Special topics include the relevance of the OT, the concept of Law in the OT and NT, holy war, covenant theology, and worship. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to grow in your knowledge of these books and ultimately how they point us to Jesus Christ.
Isaiah – Malachi (Richard Pratt, Reformed Theological Seminary) - In this course, Dr. Richard Pratt surveys the entirety of the prophetic material in the Old Testament. He begins by examining the role and function of prophets, the types of prophetic genres found in Scripture, the connection of prophecy to the original audience and today, and the relation of prophecy to God’s character. This is followed by a close study of each prophetic book in its historical context, the meaning of the prophet’s words, and an inspection of their visions and actions as it relates to the original historical audience, believers today, and future events.
The Christian and the “Old” Testament (Walter Kaiser, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) - Oftentimes we fail to see the unity of the Bible, much less the Old Testament. Therefore, we weaken our teaching and preaching of the individual passages. In this series, distinguished Old Testament scholar, Dr. Walter Kaiser, will present an overview that puts the whole plan of God into perspective with regard to each of the major sections of the Old Testament.
Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (John Strong, Missouri State University) - Explores the religion, life experiences, cultures, thoughts, and history of the ancient Israelites as found in their literature and artifacts.
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