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Biblical Theology: 1 Samuel

The Book of 1 Samuel Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of Ruth? How does Ruth help us today? Answers: Ruth tells the story of Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth. Naomi’s family go to Moab because of famine in Israel. Her husband and her two sons die, leaving her and…

Biblical Theology: Ruth

The Book of Ruth Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of Judges? How does Judges help us today? Answers: Judges tells the history of Israel after the death of their leader, Joshua. Israel tries to complete the conquest of Canaan, but fails to drive out all the inhabitant nations. The…

Biblical Theology: Judges

The Book of Judges Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of Joshua? How does Joshua help us today? Answers: Joshua recounts the history of the conquest of Canaan. Joshua leads the second generation of Isrealites into the promised land. The book has a number of familiar accounts—Rahab and the spies,…

Biblical Theology: Joshua

The Book of Joshua Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of Deuteronomy? How does Deuteronomy help us today? Answers: Deuteronomy is primarily speeches by Moses to the second generation of Israel where he rehearses the law covenant. He explains various laws to Israel for how to live in the land…

Biblical Theology: Deuteronomy

The Book of Deuteronomy Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of Numbers? What does Numbers say to modern readers? Answers: Numbers has the forty years of wilderness wandering where the pillar of cloud by day and fire by night leads the nation of Israel. Number is a book about complaining…

Biblical Theology: Numbers

The Book of Numbers Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is Leviticus about? How does Leviticus help us today? Answers: Leviticus records the laws of the mosaic covenant. Those laws primarily pertain to the priests’ service in the tabernacle. Leviticus records laws of offering, sacrifice, ritual purity, and various aspects of tabernacle service. Leviticus…

Biblical Theology: Leviticus

The Book of Leviticus Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is Exodus about? How does Exodus help us today? Answers: Exodus narrates the famous deliverance of Israel from Egypt with the ten plagues and the Red Sea crossing. Moses leads the children of Israel out of Egypt to encamp at the foot of Mount…

Biblical Theology: Exodus

The Book of Exodus Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is Genesis about? How does Genesis help us today? Answers: The book of Genesis is about God from the very first verse, “In the beginning God … ” Before the creation of the universe, God is there and active. This book recounts the creation…

Biblical Theology: Genesis

The Book of Genesis Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is biblical theology? What is the Old Testament about? Answers: Biblical theology is a way of reading the Bible as one whole, unified book revealing the redemptive purpose of God through history. Biblical theology particularly focuses on Jesus Christ through two great epochs: 1)…

Biblical Theology: Introduction

Introduction to Biblical Theology/Old Testament Introduction What is the difference between systematic theology and biblical theology? Are the two disciplines at odds somehow? Why is the study of theology important? What is the Old Testament about? These are big picture type questions and questions we want to answer in this introduction to our biblical theology…