Bible Basics

This course provides you with an overview of the Bible and will demonstrate how the Old and New Testament books fit together.

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Are you curious about the Bible? Is any of it even relevant for today? The Bible Basics course provides you with an overview of the Bible and will demonstrate how the Old and New Testament books fit together. You will discover spiritual insights that will speak to your heart today and understand why the Bible has become an enduring and influential book. Get started today—just six 10-minute lessons.

  1. Recall key elements of the story told in the Old Testament and see how the Old Testament books fit into the categories of history, poetry, or prophecy.
  2. Identify important characters and events in Genesis and explain how God’s chosen people entered the Promised Land.
  3. Trace the history of Kings from Saul to Jeroboam and Rehoboam and understand key events in the return of Judah from exile.
  4. Explain why the New Testament has been both loved and hated and understand the influence of the culture on the writers of the New Testament.
  5. Give a brief overview of the life of Christ as explained in the Gospels.
  6. Explain the major themes of the book of Acts.
  7. Explain major issues addressed by the New Testament Epistles (letters).
  8. Understand key ideas in the book of Revelation.
  • Great overview of the Bible. An excellent place to start. Easy to follow and understand. Well thought out and presented in an excellent format. Highly recommended.

    — Helen, United States (US)
  • Content was meaningful and helpful to gaining a good overview of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. I appreciated seeing the specific aspects of SEEING GOD and SEEING OURSELVES within the sections of the Bible. Thanks.

    — Randal, United States (US)
  • A very helpful overview, although covers so much information, difficult to retain especially if too much time lapses between lessons. Will be very helpful when going back through reading individual books to have better understanding of how they all relate to each other and becoming more aware of how God's Word is still relevant to us today.

    — Janice, United States (US)
  • I think the overview nature of the course was fantastic. It gave a number of different points of interest to jump off from, and led to a variety of different avenues of further study.

    — Caleb, United States (US)
  • I really enjoyed this course and the lectures.

    — Tyron, United States (US)
  • My favorite part is "Seeing God" and "Seeing us" in every part of the Bible. It expanded my understanding to the Bible as a whole. Thank you so much!

    — Gia Marie, Philippines
  • This course opened my eyes and helped me understand how to read the Bible. Thank you.

    — D, United States (US)
  • I appreciated how deep this course went on the Old Testament judges and the book of Revelation because it was two parts of the Bible I needed some extra knowledge on.

    — Adam, United States (US)
  • I love how simple yet deep each lesson goes. It really helped me summarize the Bible for those who have never opened it in a very clear way.

    — Kody, United States (US)
  • Was helpful to see an overview of the whole Bible.

    — Linda, United States (US)
  • Very good course. Anyone who wants to learn the Bible without attending seminary can take it.

    — Abraham, United States (US)
  • Very good educational series that every Christian should know.

    — Kevin, United States (US)
  • I really love the additional resources that help you dive deeper and discover more of what God has for us in His word.

    — Marcus, United States (US)
  • This is a great foundation for a sound knowledge base of the Bible. I have known many parts of the Bible but this lesson has helped me map my way through Bible reading. I have had bits and pieces of biblical knowledge and this course has enabled me to form a whole and put these pieces together. Thank you very much!

    — Tsiry, Madagascar
  • Excellent basic overview of the scriptures.

    — Suzanne, Australia
  • This is a fantastic basic course covering the Bible. It can be used as a review for those who know a lot about the Bible, as well as to help bring clarity and understanding to those who are just learning about the Bible

    — Lawrence, United States (US)
  • This course, though is a broad stroke overview of the OT and NT, it gives a very concise description about them and highlighted the important points that is critical to know. The quiz is an interesting to test what I know and it allows me to find answers to the error that I made, which also helps in my learning.

    — Kim Hian, Singapore
  • This is my first course at Our Daily Bread University. It was very informative and well done.

    — Russell, United States (US)
  • This course definitely provided a rubric of the Bible that I had always lacked from childhood Sunday School until now. A great way to start my studies. Now I want to dig in for more in-depth study in specific areas. Thanks for this program.  

    — Don, United States (US)
  • Some of the words are too difficult and I need to refer to the dictionary to find its meaning. Overall, informative course. Incorporates how I can see God in the OT and how I can see myself through the OT lens which helps me to apply the knowledge gained in my personal life.

    — Eunice, Singapore
  • This course was a great refresher of many of the aspects of the Bible. This course encouraged me to think about what the Bible means in my own life and the life of others. Great course!

    — Sandi, United States (US)
  • Very good quality material that touches the heart of believers in Christ

    — Kevin, United States (US)
  • Challenging and informative.

    — Jacquetta, United States (US)
  • Thanks again for providing this Wonderful Information!

    — Christopher, United States (US)
  • The courses enlightened me.

    — Claudia, United States (US)
  • I learned a lot about the Bible. I especially loved "Can I trust the Bible?" I also loved the discussion questions-- very thought-provoking.

    — Pat, Canada
  • It's great to know the big pictures of Old and New Testament.

    — Oleksiy, United States (US)
  • I was enlightened by the lessons in this course. My first thought when I saw the OT and NT lessons was that I would have to study the 66 books of the Bible thoroughly but I was glad when I read and listened to the transcripts.

    — Claudia, United States (US)
  • I like the reading guides that went along with the videos since I learn by writing :)

    — Amanda, United States (US)
  • I enjoyed this course. It worked my brain!

    — Lacey, United States (US)
  • Thank you

    — Ryan, United States (US)
  • Great course. This course helped me understand the writing on the Old Testament vs. the New Testament.

    — Manuel, United States (US)
  • Despite being a committed Jesus follower for just shy of decade, Bible Basics offered clarity and further strengthened the foundation of that which I believe.

    — Ryan, United States (US)
  • I thoroughly enjoyed, and was challenged by this course! Wonderful content and construction!

    — Antonio, United States (US)
  • It is a very overview Bible basic course. It addressed some of the doubts on the accuracy of the Bible but for a basic course and time constraint this is good enough

    — Jason, Australia
  • precise and to the point-written with clarity

    — Tracy, United States (US)
  • The segment on the Book of Revelation was disappointing. Only one view (the "futurist" view) was presented. This was irresponsible for a "Bible Basics" course. However, the rest of the content of this course was a blessing. Thanks!

    — Jason, United States (US)
  • This course has taught me many things from a better perspective of that I only read in the Bible. Thank you.

    — Robert, United States (US)
  • I really do appreciate a course like Bible Basics even though I have been in church my whole life. I am encouraged that God's word is his word. This course walks us through this and I am thankful for it.

    — Willie, United States (US)
  • I enjoyed this basic course. Really excited to get into the next group of sessions.

    — Kathy, United States (US)
  • As with other courses I have looked at from ODBU they are professionally written and set out. This enables a good study and helps with learning the subject. Thank you and God Bless.

    — Mark, United Kingdom (UK)
  • Well presented, informative introductory course. Thank you.

    — Colin, United Kingdom (UK)
  • Eccellente

    — Giovanni, Italy
  • Loved the course.

    — Mark, United States (US)
  • I learned many more things that I previously thought I knew about the New Testament and Revelations and was glad to renew the things I knew and learn what I did not know.

    — Lavonda, United States (US)
  • Fun and educated

    — Josepha, Indonesia
  • This is a very helpful basic course

    — Will, United States (US)
  • Learned a lot from this class

    — Stefanie, United States (US)
  • Course was well prepared and were full of good teachings.

    — Jorge, United States (US)
  • Very good content and well put together.

    — Michelle, South Africa

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Course Details

  • 6 Lessons
  • 33 Activities
  • 7 Assessments
  • 10 Min Average
  • 2 Hrs Minimum
  • 1.5 CEUs
  • Course Award

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