Numbers-Joshua: The Tragedy of Fear and the Glory of Faith is a study of contrasts. Israel’s fear prevented them from entering the land God promised to give them, resulting in the story of wandering and death recorded in Numbers. In contrast, the books of Deuteronomy and Joshua record the preparation and triumph of faith as the people allowed God to win the Promised Land for them.With a Premium subscription, you will also receive Ray C. Stedman’s teaching commentary related to this section of the Bible. Click here to see a sample chapter.
- To introduce students to survey information of the Old Testament.
- To help develop critical and practical aptitudes in understanding the Bible.
- To provide scholarly information that will help students better understand the historical and biblical context of the Old Testament.
- Harvard University, PhD
- Yale Divinity School, graduate studies
- Harvard University, BA
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The lesson help me face my spiritual battleEmily
An excellent course!Russell
A very interesting course, providing a thorough overview of these Books, plus such interesting information on Biblical Archeology that helps to confirm much of the Biblical revelation.Stephen
What a great course!!!Jon
I enjoyed the historical lecture on the use of geography and archaeology to develop and support the Bible and its events.Alexandria
This was a great course about God’s faithfulness to His people!Michelle
This was a great study!Alisha
An excellent tool for easier understanding of the Old Testament.Danvy
This course has been very helpful for me to understand the historical and geographical backgrounds of Deuteronomy and Joshua. It also helped me to re-think those books in terms of God’s authority and covenant.Mizuho
It is a good course to learn more about the Old Testament.Pedro
Good basic overview!Donald
I enjoyed the process and learned a lot. It was refreshing and fulfilling.Jacqueline
Good content, enlightening, particularly enjoyed the section on geography and archaeology.Dale
Very interesting…this course has refreshed my prior readings and brought more details [and] explanations and represent[ation] of [how] our Lord works in us as well.Masayoshi
This is a great work. thumbs up. I only humbly suggest that to aid students the right answers should be given after the exams where the students got it wrong.Stephen
I enjoyed the course, especially lesson three on the book of Joshua. The quizzes prepared me for the test, which was actually easier than the quizzes.Cynthia
The lectures are very helpful, but I had trouble keeping up with the section on archaeology. The lecturer talked very fast and presented a lot of information that was somewhat technical for this study.Lori
Very good overall lessons on the books Numbers through Joshua.Spyder
The course was very full of rich details. I especially enjoyed all the information about the geography and the additional resources had tons of great information.Sulaica