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What You Will Learn

What you can expect to know and be able to do at the end of this course

  • Describe the geographical, historical and cultural context of the Old Testament

  • Discuss main events, characters and themes of the Old Testament

  • Discuss some critical issues related to the Old Testament

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of key books of the Old Testament, including major features, authorship, themes and chronology

  • Use the Old Testament appropriately for devotional study and within ministry


  • Passion for understanding the history and the background of the Old Testament

  • Be able to appreciate the richness and practical insights from themes found in the Old Testament

  • Be aware that this course is a foundational course which is used as a stepping stone to other more advanced courses. It is suitable for people who want to deepen their knowledge of the Bible.


Dr. Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (Ph.D Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years, and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Why Study the Old Testament?

    • Why Study the Old Testament?

  • 2


    • Scripture

  • 3

    Documentary Hypothesis

    • Documentary Hypothesis

  • 4

    Genesis Part A

    • Genesis Part A

  • 5

    Genesis Part B

    • Genesis Part B

  • 6

    Genesis 12: Abraham

    • Genesis 12: Abraham

  • 7

    Sacrifice of Isaac

    • Sacrifice of Isaac

  • 8


    • Isaac

  • 9

    Jacob: Covenant Man

    • Jacob: Covenant Man

  • 10


    • Joseph

  • 11

    Exodus Part A

    • Exodus Part A

  • 12

    Exodus Part B

    • Exodus Part B

  • 13

    Exodus Part C

    • Exodus Part C

  • 14


    • Leviticus

  • 15


    • Numbers

  • 16

    Deuteronomy Part A

    • Deuteronomy Part A

  • 17

    Deuteronomy Part B

    • Deuteronomy Part B

  • 18

    Canaanite Influence

    • Canaanite Influence

  • 19

    Deuteronomistic History

    • Deuteronomistic History