Enjoying the Old Testament

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Enjoying the Old Testament

  • Professor of Old Testament, Boston College
24 Lectures (9 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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To understand Christianity, you must appreciate the Old Testament. Now, you can explore the Bible with one of the leading Old Testament scholars in the country.

Although the New Testament is more familiar to most Christians, the Old Testament contains a wealth of wisdom, spiritual insights, and timeless stories. In this expansive video or audio course, you will journey through the Garden of Eden, the reigns of King David and King Solomon, beautiful poetry, the wisdom of the prophets, and much more. Your guide for this journey is Fr. Richard Clifford, S.J., a renowned and widely published scriptural scholar.

The Old Testament can sometimes prove challenging to modern readers. With Fr. Clifford as your guide, you will understand the fascinating historical and societal milieu of the Old Testament. You will examine the biblical books in the order in which they appear in the Christian Bible, looking at the Pentateuch (or Torah), the historical books, the wisdom literature (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, Wisdom, and Psalms), and the prophets.

You will come to see how the Old Testament prefigures and lends meaning to the New Testament. Along the way, you will examine and appreciate the content of each book, looking at its relation to other biblical books and how it has been read throughout history.

This is more than a Bible study: it is a profound program that will lead you to discover valuable insights into your own life and faith.

Learn about downloadable programs.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Understanding the Christian Bible: An Overview
  • The Pentateuch: Genesis 1–11
  • Genesis 1–11, continued
  • Genesis 12–25: Abraham and Sarah
  • Genesis 25–50: Jacob and His Sons
  • Exodus 1–19: Exodus as Liberation
  • Exodus 20–40: Exodus as Formation
  • Deuteronomy: Journey to the Promised Land
  • The Deuteronomistic History: The Book of Joshua to the Book of Kings
  • The First Book of Samuel: The Rise of Kingship
  • The Second Book of Samuel: David and His Family
  • 1 & 2 Kings: Israel, Judah, and the Exile
  • Wisdom Literature: Proverbs and Qoheleth
  • Ancient Near Eastern Protest Literature and Job
  • Sirach and the Book of Wisdom
  • The Psalms: Inspired Prayer
  • The Psalms: Favorite Psalms
  • The Prophets: The Book of Isaiah 1–39
  • The Book of Isaiah 1–39 and 40–66
  • The Book of Isaiah 40–66
  • The Prophet Jeremiah
  • The Prophet Ezekiel
  • The Rise of an Apocalyptic Worldview: The Book of Daniel
  • How the Old Testament Shaped the Four Gospels
About Your Presenter

Father Richard J. Clifford, S.J., is a leading scriptural scholar and Professor of Old Testament in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, where he was the founding dean. From 1970 to 2008, he was a professor of biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He received an M.A. from Boston College, a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1966, he has served as General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and as President of the Catholic Biblical Association. In 2007-2008, he was President of Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and from 2008-2010, he was the Founding Dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Among his books are The Wisdom Literature (Abingdon, 1998); Proverbs: A Commentary (Westminster John Knox, 1999), Psalms 1‑72 and Psalms 73‑150 (Abingdon Press, 2002 and 2003). His other publications include “The Original Testament” in America Magazine (Sept 9, 2008); and “The Major Prophets, Baruch, and Lamentations,” in The Catholic Study Bible (Oxford University Press, 2006).

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Father Clifford shed a new light
I didn't know it was possible to learn new information about much of the Old Testament. Father Clifford shed new light on several issues, cleared up many questions, and gave fascinating presentations. Review by Carma (Posted on 4/28/2016)
I am getting insights into some of the things that I just never thought about before.
With over 90 of your courses on my book shelves it is like choosing your favorite child. The one you are with is your favorite. I am currently listening to Enjoying the Old Testament and I am getting insights into some of the things that I just never thought about before. Review by Jerome (Posted on 9/3/2015)
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