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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.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
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
Great learning tool with auditory and visual aids.Julie
I enjoyed this course very much, particularly the time spent on learning about Ecclesiastes.Aileen
Enjoyed this course. Gave me a different perspective on Song of Songs. I also found out what may have happened to Isaiah.Donna
I have learned so much so far and I really appreciate it.Josephine
Good content and insightful.Dale
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
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
Another excellent courseDiana
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
One thing I learned from these courses that is primarily teaching to obey the Lord and do what is right in His eyes.Masayoshi
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
Great course!! I learned a lot of new things that I didn’t know about these books!!Phaedra
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
Well written and clearly understood. Appreciate being tested on important matter.Regina