Whole Bible Survey: Part 2 (Old Testament cont)
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Whole Bible Survey: Part 2 (Old Testament cont)

A complete survey of the Bible. Part 2 (of 3): the history and themes of Israel, and the Wisdom and Prophetic books
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Created by Charles Vogan
Last updated 8/2014
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the themes of the Bible
  • List the major steps in Old Testament history
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Requirements
  • Bible
Description

The Beginner’s Bible Survey is an introductory course (intended for the first "semester") on the Bible that, in an easy-to-follow format, presents all the important themes of the entire Bible and ties both Old and New Testaments into one story. There is a wealth of information here for those who are interested in where the Bible came from, the history of Israel, the beginnings of the Church, and even the Bible’s description of the end of time. It's a “fundamentals” survey, which means that anyone from high school level upwards will be able to benefit from it.

It is non-denominational, it is not sermons – it’s simply approaching the data of the Bible as a textbook, according to the way the Bible presents itself.

Included within Part Two of the Survey is:

The historical books of the Old Testament:
• Joshua and the Conquest of Canaan
• The story of the Redeemer in Ruth
• King David's 5-Point Plan
• The Temple of God

The Wisdom books

• The secret to answered prayer
• the wisdom of Israel

Major themes:

• The Priest and his service
• The Prophets of Israel

Each lesson consists of an informative and engaging video in which the instructor walks you through the concepts, carefully explaining what the ideas are and what they mean for the message of the Bible. Along with the video, you can download the appropriate section of the textbook Mystery Revealed: A Beginner’s Bible Survey, the original text written by the instructor. Then each lesson provides a quiz covering the material in the video lecture, designed to help summarize and enhance your understanding of the concepts.

Your understanding of the Bible, and the God that it describes, will suddenly become fuller and richer after covering this course!

(The instructor's Part One course covered the background and overview of the Old Testament, and the Part Three course follows this one and covers the NT)

Who is the target audience?
  • high school and up
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
03:50:35
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Introduction to the Bible Survey
1 Lecture 12:37
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Old Testament Themes - Part 2
4 Lectures 50:43

We all have ways of doing things. God himself has ways, and his ways are unique to him. But it takes time to learn what his ways are – which means we have to get close to him to learn what they are. In this video we study what his ways are like, and some of his better known ways as used in the story of the Bible.

The Ways of the Lord - Part One
12:38

We all have ways of doing things. God himself has ways, and his ways are unique to him. But it takes time to learn what his ways are – which means we have to get close to him to learn what they are. In this video we study what his ways are like, and some of his better known ways as used in the story of the Bible.

The Ways of the Lord - Part Two
13:04

Quiz on God's Ways
16 questions

Actually the entire Bible is a record of God's works. There are certain things that only God can do, and we can summarize these types of works into seven categories. Once we know what they are, they become the targets of our prayer life and the foundation of the life of the Church.

The Works of the Lord - Part One
14:17

Actually the entire Bible is a record of God's works. There are certain things that only God can do, and we can summarize these types of works into seven categories. Once we know what they are, they become the targets of our prayer life and the foundation of the life of the Church.

The Works of the Lord - Part Two
10:44

Quiz on God's Works
22 questions
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The Promised Land
4 Lectures 57:01

Joshua became Moses' religious and political heir, and it was his task to take Israel into the Promised Land. Learn here the steps he took to defeat the Canaanites, the tasks he performed to settle the Israelites into their new home, and how the work of Jesus parallels the ministry of Joshua.

Joshua and the Conquest
17:33

Quiz on Joshua and the Conquest
22 questions

The story of Ruth is more than a Biblical romance! There was a problem about having Moabites living among the Israelites; the Law strictly forbade it. But Ruth wanted to live with the People of God. This video looks at how the problem was solved by the Kinsman-Redeemer, and the family line that resulted in King David was started.

The Redeemer
15:38

Quiz on the Redeemer
15 questions

The nation of Israel was in a political and religious mess for at least 400 years when David took over as King. Since he was a "man after God's own heart," he understood what had to be done in order to pull the nation back together. He formulated a 5-Point Plan that would bring Israel back to their God. Jesus, of course, being the Son of David, is following this same 5-Point Plan in his Church today. (Part 1)

David's 5-Point Plan - Part One
09:29

The nation of Israel was in a political and religious mess for at least 400 years when David took over as King. Since he was a "man after God's own heart," he understood what had to be done in order to pull the nation back together. He formulated a 5-Point Plan that would bring Israel back to their God. Jesus, of course, being the Son of David, is following this same 5-Point Plan in his Church today. (Part 2)

David's 5-Point Plan - Part Two
14:21

Quiz on David's Plan
19 questions
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God's Nation
7 Lectures 01:47:50

The Temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem was intended to be God's House – but since it couldn't house the God of the Universe, the Lord had another plan. Learn about the history of the Temple from its days as the Tabernacle in Moses' day, the functions of the Temple, and the original Temple in Heaven that the earthly one was patterned after – the House where all of God's people will live with him in eternity. (Part 1)

The Temple - Part One
10:01

The Temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem was intended to be God's House – but since it couldn't house the God of the Universe, the Lord had another plan. Learn about the history of the Temple from its days as the Tabernacle in Moses' day, the functions of the Temple, and the original Temple in Heaven that the earthly one was patterned after – the House where all of God's people will live with him in eternity. (Part 2)

The Temple - Part Two
15:03

Quiz on the Temple
24 questions

The point about prayer is to get answers. But if we want God to hear us and answer us, then we have to learn the protocols of prayer: we have to have the right attitude (6 aspects), we have to learn the agenda (5 elements), and we have to learn about what constitutes a crisis for an answer from God (7 situations).

Prayer
19:47

Quiz on Prayer
19 questions

The Bible describes wisdom as knowing how to live in God's world, in God's way. Here we look at the steps that one takes to grow in wisdom, and the beginning point and whole purpose of wisdom. Then we survey the five Wisdom books in the Old Testament and what the point of each book is, so that we can use them in our own growth in wisdom in God's Kingdom.

Wisdom
20:07

Quiz on Wisdom
17 questions

The Prophet – men who figured so largely in Israel's history – had a specific task to accomplish. They always came in bad times, and the reason was the disobedience of God's people. Learn what the Prophetic message consisted of, and what God expected from his people upon hearing the Prophet. Then we look at the two greatest Prophets in Israel's history and what their task was. (Part 1)

The Prophet - Part One
10:08

The Prophet – men who figured so largely in Israel's history – had a specific task to accomplish. They always came in bad times, and the reason was the disobedience of God's people. Learn what the Prophetic message consisted of, and what God expected from his people upon hearing the Prophet. Then we look at the two greatest Prophets in Israel's history and what their task was. (Part 2)

The Prophet - Part Two
13:15

Quiz on the Prophet
23 questions

Israel's priests were charged with the task of representing the people of God in the Temple, serving both God and man. But not anybody could be a priest – the priesthood was given to only one tribe in Israel. In this video we see the specific tasks of the priests in the Temple, and what exactly their limitations were. Then we learn about a new kind of Priest (dating from the beginning of the Bible) who overcame those limitations – which is the basis of Christ's Priesthood for the Church.

The Priest
19:29

Quiz on the Priest
20 questions
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About the Instructor
Charles Vogan
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Charles Vogan has been teaching the Bible for the last 40 years in many venues.

He has earned a BA in Bible from Eastern Mennonite College, an M.Div. with a minor in Missions from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS; a Ph.D. (unaccredited) from International Bible College and Seminary (Independence, MO), and received a Th.M. degree in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

He has been an occasional conference speaker for various interdenominational organizations. He also served in two churches as Pastor a total of ten years, and not only kept a full program of Bible studies going in the churches but also in the local university with college students.

Vogan was also the Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Washington Baptist University in Annandale, VA for 2 1/2 years, both on the college and seminary levels.

It was during his first pastorate that he began writing his books. To date he has written 49 titles in the area of Biblical Studies – ranging from basic Bible Studies to college-level texts, covering a full range of subjects from book studies to surveys to specialized thematic studies. His latest work is a full-scale Biblical Theology (600 pages), a “capstone” of 40 years of working out the message of the Bible. Published under his own trade name of Ravenbrook Publishers, almost all of these titles are available on Amazon, iTunes and Kindle.

He has also recorded over 50 hours (over 150 videos) of class and presentation videos and successfully used them in teaching students at both the college and seminary level.

In addition to the Biblical Studies, he has written a half-dozen other books on astronomy, amateur radio, historical atlases, and even a children’s book! Besides writing and publishing his own materials for teaching the Bible, he is also a portrait artist, woodworker, avid motorcyclist, and radio amateur.

He is married with six children and twelve grandchildren.