Ecclesiastes-Isaiah: God Guides His People through Poets and Prophets

This course covers three Old Testament books of poetry and then introduces us to the writing prophets, who used poetry in their writings as well.


This course, Ecclesiastes-Isaiah: God Guides His People through Poets and Prophets, takes students through two of the Old Testament books of poetry and then introduces them to the writing prophets—who also used a great deal of poetry in their writings. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs present the importance of living life under God’s direction. Isaiah introduces the prophetic literature, which is a series of calls to abandon the pursuit of alternative lifestyles and live life God’s way.


Group Exercises
  1. To introduce students to survey information of the Old Testament.
  2. To help develop critical and practical aptitudes in understanding the Bible.
  3. To provide scholarly information that will help students better understand the historical and biblical context of the Old Testament.
  • So much said in such a short space of time - but I have definitely been encouraged to read deeper.

    — Johann, United States (US)
  • I enjoyed the transcript and lectures data on the right side with the illustrations on the left.

    — Michael, United States (US)
  • I didn't enjoy the course very much. The material was very dry. The presenter was very dry. The assessment was not based on main ideas or important concepts.

    — Kristen, United States (US)
  • Great learning tool with auditory and visual aids.

    — Julie, United States (US)
  • I enjoyed this course very much, particularly the time spent on learning about Ecclesiastes.

    — Aileen, United States (US)
  • Enjoyed this course. Gave me a different perspective on Song of Songs. I also found out what may have happened to Isaiah.

    — Donna, United States (US)
  • I have learned so much so far and I really appreciate it.

    — Josephine, United States (US)
  • Good content and insightful.

    — Dale, United States (US)
  • I'm glad I took this course, and I know its preparing me for the work of God ahead of me. The lectures are easy to understand and I'll recommend it to others. Thanks for all your help.

    — Senga, United States (US)
  • Excellent overviews.

    — Donald, United States (US)
  • I really enjoyed this course. I love to study the history of Israel. This course provides a great overview of these books. It was very informative and beneficial.

    — Heidi, United States (US)
  • Another excellent course

    — Diana, United States (US)
  • Isaiah is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Reading Dr. Stedman's commentary alongside Dr. Stuart's lecture on this book allowed for a more thorough learning experience.

    — Kim, United States (US)
  • One thing I learned from these courses that is primarily teaching to obey the Lord and do what is right in His eyes.

    — Masayoshi, United States (US)
  • Really great insights into interpreting these books. Summaries are well done. Especially Isaiah which is a massive book. Makes me appreciate God revelation even more to know it all applies to my life today.

    — Dorothy, United States (US)
  • Great course!! I learned a lot of new things that I didn't know about these books!!

    — Phaedra, United States (US)
  • This was the 1st course that I have taken. The lecture, personal reflection and study guide were very beneficial and helpful in challenging me to go beyond the factual and concentrate on my spiritual walk with the Lord. Presenting the lecture in three formats made the course more interesting. Overall I was very pleased.

    — Cheryl, United States (US)
  • Well written and clearly understood. Appreciate being tested on important matter.

    — Regina, United States (US)

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Course Details

  • 2 Lessons
  • 11 Activities
  • 3 Assessments
  • 26 Min Average
  • 2 Hrs Minimum
  • 0.9 CEUs
  • Course Award

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Douglas K. Stuart, PhD