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This course is a comprehensive survey of scriptures, culture, and narrative of the Old Testament. Special consideration will be given to the unity and theology of the Old Testament. Specific attention will be given to proper context and exegesis of the Old Testament Scriptures, as well as putting them into their historical and textual context.


The Syllabus for the Old Testament Survey course is available as a PDF download.

Learning Outcomes and Objectives

To demonstrate an understanding of the significant issues involved in a survey of the history, content, and literary forms of the Old Testament Scriptures by making at least a “B” (80%) in the course. The objective of this class is that upon completing this course each student will:

  1. Be introduced to the narrative, the Abrahamic promises, and Christ in the Old Testament.
  2. Gain a deeper understanding of the Old Testament, it’s development and canonization.
  3. Acquire a general understanding of the historical, cultural, and geographic background in the world of the Old Testament.
  4. Be changed by their encounter with the Old Testament, develop a deeper appreciation for the Old Testament, and see it as a source for spiritual nourishment.

Available Versions

Old Testament Survey is available in the following versions.  Click here for a description of the versions.


Course Information

  • Course Code: OTS
  • Course Location: Austin, Texas
  • Course Delivery: On Site
  • Next Course Intake: Apr 8-9, 2016