The Historical Books

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Below you will find the full outline of the Historical Books (Old Testament Overview 2) course. You can start the course exactly as you would in the actual course—read the descriptions, watch the videos, and interact with the discussion questions. For the first two sessions, the only difference is that in the actual course you would be able to interact with other people from around the world or from your local church.

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Course Description

This is the second in a series of three courses that give an overview of the Old Testament, and covers Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. This series will better acquaint you with the message of the Old Testament and the part that each individual book plays in forming that message.

About the Instructor

Preston Sprinkle is a professor, speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author.

He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland (2007), and he’s been a professor of theology at Cedarville University (OH), Nottingham University (England), and Eternity Bible College (CA and ID).

Preston is currently a full-time author, speaker, and teacher, though his dream in life is to become the next bass player for U2…or perhaps a professional surfer (neither of which he is very good at).

Course Sessions

Session 1: Introduction to the Historical Books

Q

  1. What part of Old Testament history is recorded in the book of Joshua?
  2. What part of Old Testament history is recorded in the book of Judges?
  3. What part of Old Testament history is recorded in the books of 1 and 2 Samuel?
  4. What part of Old Testament history is recorded in the books of 1 and 2 Kings?
  5. What part of Old Testament history is recorded in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah?
  6. What part of Old Testament history is recorded in the book of Esther?
  7. How do the historical accounts in these books differ from news reports and why did God chose to record them in the Bible?

Session 2: Joshua, Part 1

Q

  1. What is unique about the way Israel goes into battle against the Canaanites to claim the Promised Land?
  2. What does the story of Rahab in Joshua 2 teach us about God’s purposes and his grace?
  3. What is significant about Joshua 3–4 where the Israelites carry the Ark of the Covenant into the Promised Land?
  4. What can we learn through the way Israel is told to do battle at Jericho in Joshua 6?

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Additional Course Sessions (available in the full course)

Session 3: Joshua, Part 2

Session 4: Judges, Part 1

Session 5: Judges, Part 2

Session 6: Ruth

Session 7: 1 Samuel, Part 1

Session 8: 1 Samuel, Part 2

Session 9: 2 Samuel, Part 1

Session 10: 2 Samuel, Part 2

Session 11: 1 & 2 Kings, Part 1

Session 12: 1 & 2 Kings, Part 2

Session 13: 1 & 2 Chronicles, Part 1

Session 14: 1 & 2 Chronicles, Part 2

Session 15: Ezra & Nehemiah

Session 16: Esther

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