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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 class 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.
  • 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 class like Bible Basics even though I have been in church my whole life. I am encouraged that God's word is his word. This class 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
  • 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 this course!

    — 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 in his Word. This course and the previous course have provided me spiritual insight and motivation to continue with the courses. Thank you ODB!

    — 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 and cognition and find doing these courses a really helpful way to do Bible study.

    — 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 thought provoking. I also liked how I could study on my schedule.

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

    — Christi, United States (US)

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Class Details

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

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