Old Testament Theology

Old Testament Theology

Dr. Paul House
(Copyrighted lectures provided under agreement with BiblicalTraining.org)

Course Description
The Old Testament has much to contribute to biblical and systematic theology. But exactly how to press forward can be difficult because of the historical, cultural, literary and theological barriers. A good overall Biblical theology requires a reading of the Old Testament that allows it’s discrete and unified witness to emerge and proper grasp of its treatment and relevance in the New Testament era can be gained.

Course Objectives
  • To provide a valid methodological foundation for study of the Old Testament.
  • To provide bridges to New Testament and Biblical Theology as it relates to God’s character and actions revealed in the Old testament writings.
  • To reveal that the God of the Old Testament is the God of the New Testament as well and that the themes throughout both testaments have remained consistent.
  • To understand the overarching theme(s) and theological significance of the books of the Old Testament.

Required Texts
  • The Bible (more than one translation is highly recommended)
  • Old Testament Theology, by Dr. Paul House
    (ISBN 978-0830815234)

Course Calendar
  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Approaches to Old Testament Theology
  • Lesson 3: Methodology of OT Theology
  • Lesson 4: The Theme of the Old Testament
  • Lesson 5: The Doctrine of Creation
  • Lesson 6: The Purpose of the Law
  • Lesson 7: Law & Faith
  • Lesson 8: The God of History
  • Lesson 9: Messianic Promises and the NT
  • Lesson 10: Servant Passages
  • Lesson 11: Son of Man Theology
  • Lesson 12: Worship