How to Read Genesis to Deuteronomy

This How to Read Genesis to Deuteronomy course helps break down concepts into an understandable process as it walks through the first five books of the Bible.

Takes approximately 8 hours to complete.


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Bible, Faith & Everyday Life, and Spiritual Practices

Course Description

Have you had trouble reading through the beginning of the Old Testament and its seemingly endless rules and family history? Or have you been confused about its relevance to us today? This How to Read Genesis to Deuteronomy course helps break down those concepts into an easily understandable process as it walks you through the first five books of the Bible known as the Pentateuch. It delves into the complexities of the writing and how to see the story God is telling about himself and his people during this time of history. You will walk through the themes, literary devices, and over-arching narrative of these books and read through them as a way to gain a deeper understanding of God’s nature and his covenant with Israel and all his people.

We estimate that this will take you 7.5 hours to complete (but not all in one sitting!).


Meet Your Instructors

John Goldingay

John Goldingay, who came to Fuller in 1997, is now Emeritus Professor of Old Testament and David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament. In Pasadena, he was also priest-in-charge of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. He says, “For me, being a professor is a subset of being a pastor.” He was married to Ann for 43 years until she died in 2009. He is now married to Kathleen and they live in Oxford, England, where they enjoy walking along the Thames, sampling gastropubs, reading novels, and watching movies on Netflix.

葛丁桂博士於 1997 年來到富勒神學院,現任舊約教授和赫伯特 (David Allen Hubbard) 舊約講席榮休教授。他之前是英國諾丁漢聖約翰神學院 (St. John’s Theological College)的校長和舊約教授。多年來,他還擔任帕薩迪納 (Pasadena) 聖巴拿巴聖公會 (St. Barnabas Episcopal Church) 的牧師。葛丁桂博士說:「對我而言,教授工作是牧師的一部分。」他與安結婚 43 年,直到她於 2009 年去世。他現在與凱瑟琳結縭,兩人在爵士樂和其他社團都很有名。

葛丁桂博士于1997年来到富勒神学院,现任旧约教授和赫伯特(David Allan Hubbard) 旧约荣休教授。他之前是英国诺丁汉圣约翰神学院 (St. John’s Theological College) 的校长和旧约教授。多年来,他还担任帕萨迪纳圣巴拿巴圣公会教堂的主任牧师。葛丁桂博士 说:“对我来说,教授工作是牧师的一部分。” 他与安结婚 43 年,直到她于 2009 年去世。他现在和凯瑟琳结婚了,他们两个在爵士乐和其他俱乐部都很有名。

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