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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.
  • 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…

    — 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…

    — 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…

    — 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…

    — 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…

    — 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.…

    — 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 class like Bible Basics even though I have been in church my whole life. I am encouraged that God’s word…

    — 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…

    — 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…

    — 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
  • The Listening Guides in this series were more subjective to my opinion and feelings than to the facts of the course.

    — Kathleen, United States (US)
  • I really enjoyed this course! It was very informative and inspired me to consider the Bible from perspectives I hadn’t considered before.

    — Mary, United States (US)
  • I want the questions to use a bit more critical thinking that may pertain to the reader’s life and apply them that way. I loved…

    — Raeann, United States (US)
  • I’m new to the ODBU courses but not to ODB. Your dedication to the Word has inspired me to continue seeking God and to grow…

    — Stanley, United States (US)
  • Provided me with a greater understanding of the Bible, it’ history, and helped me with my walk with God

    — Claudette, Canada
  • Thank you!

    — Chintya, Indonesia
  • Excellent. Thank you!

    — Jason, United States (US)
  • I found the structure of the cause made it easy to retain the information being taught. I have traumatic brain injury that impacts my memory…

    — Penny, United Kingdom (UK)
  • Loved it and learned so much!

    — Jennifer, United States (US)
  • This course provided me with the inspiration I was looking for to dig deeper into knowing the Bible. I thought the lectures were interesting and…

    — Linda, United States (US)
  • This course was a very good review of Bible Basics. Thank you for providing this course!

    — Christi, United States (US)
  • It was really good and it increased my knowledge and love for God.

    — Shemuwel, United States (US)
  • It is an interesting course that makes you think & read.

    — Michael, United States (US)
  • Wonderful overview!

    — Amanda, United States (US)
  • The course was very helpful and it allowed me to really appreciate the Bible and its message.

    — Rhenald, Philippines
  • I was able to grasp the big picture of the whole Bible.

    — Kochi, Japan
  • Very nice to learn for beginners.

    — Kochi, Japan

Class Content

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Basic Level

Class Details

  • 7 Lessons
  • 22 Activities
  • 8 Assessments
  • 10 Min Average
  • 2 Hrs Minimum
  • .25 CEUs
  • Class Award

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