Introduction to Biblical Theology
Bethlehem

Introduction to Biblical Theology

The course Introduction to Biblical Theology will attempt to provide students with a comprehensive, chronological, and biblical overview of God’s purposes as they are providentially unfolding in redemptive history.

At a Glance

  • Access to 12 lessons of guided inductive Bible study, reading comprehension questions, instructional video and audio clips, discussion questions, integrative assignments, and other content
  • Now includes direct access to Bible study tools at Biblearc.com, an online Bible study program from Bethlehem College & Seminary.
  • Provides a structured biblical overview of God’s purposes as they providentially unfold in redemptive history through careful biblical study and reflection on the textbook New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
  • 24/7 access for 6 months to complete the course at your own pace

Intermediate

Approximately 40 hours

More Details

The course Introduction to Biblical Theology will attempt to provide students with a comprehensive, chronological, and biblical overview of God’s purposes as they are providentially unfolding in redemptive history. The course begins with creation and the garden of Eden and then progresses through biblical history by focusing on the defining events and persons in God’s plan. From conception to culmination, Genesis to Revelation, the perspective this course offers on God’s work is broad and integrated. The bulk of the student’s labor in this course will be focused on inductive Bible study of key biblical passages and themes.

Course Overview

  • The creation of the world and the seed of Abraham
  • The exodus from slavery and the throne of David
  • The call of the prophets and the coming of the Messiah
  • The substitutionary death and the resurrection
  • The witnesses to the gospels in the early church
  • The end and the second coming of Christ

Course Format

A series of 12 lessons that each include an introduction, lesson objectives, inductive Bible study, critical interaction with secondary sources, comprehension questions, video and audio content, and discussion questions if studying with a group.

FAQ

What do I need to take this course?
You will need an internet connection that allows you to view videos, an English version of the Bible (preferably the English Standard Version), and the required textbook New Dictionary of Biblical Theology.

Should I take this course if I have already had Biblical training?
All of our courses at Bethlehem seek to be biblically based and theologically minded. This particular course seeks to take students deeper into the very themes the Scriptures themselves emphasize. This course provides a Christian Hedonist perspective on the study of Biblical theology, which should result in new insights and a better appreciation for the overarching message of the Bible. Students taking this course will see God’s sovereign hand in Biblical history through a new, unique lens.

For what setting was this course designed?
This course can be taken as an independent study but also provides discussion questions and integrative assignments for an informal or formal group study. The course would work well in a rigorous Sunday school environment, as part of a small group study, within a discipleship or training context, or in an academic program.

Can I take this course as a part of a group?
We encourage anyone taking a course from us to do it within a local church context. Churches may use our courses as the theological content for group studies. Questions are included in each lesson to facilitate discussion. 

Instructors

John Piper
Dr. John Piper

Chancellor and Professor of Biblical Exegesis
Bethlehem College & Seminary
Founder and Teacher, desiringGod.org

About the Technology

Developed By

With Resources From

John Piper
Dr. John Piper

Chancellor and Professor of Biblical Exegesis
Bethlehem College & Seminary
Founder and Teacher, desiringGod.org