About this course

There are many introductory courses on the Bible, even on the Old Testament. What is not as common is an introductory course that welcomes a discussion about divine council issues—and even teaches them directly from the text. In this course, Dr. Ronn Johnson will discuss topics that are necessary for gaining a rudimentary understanding of the Bible (language, culture, canon, etc.), but he will also give special attention to those parts of the Old Testament where created divine beings play an integral role in the movement of the story of Scripture (cosmic geography, divine rebellions, sacred space, idolatry, monotheism, etc.). Along the way, you’ll receive an overview of every Old Testament book, giving you confidence as you prepare to read and study the New Testament.

Course objectives

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize important places, dates, events, and names within the Old Testament story.

  • Summarize the content and meaning of the books of the Old Testament.

  • Identify key terms, ideas, and topics in the current state of Old Testament study.

  • Define how individuals properly honored God during the Old Testament.

Course outline

    1. About this course

    2. What you'll learn

    3. What you need

    4. Instructor

    1. Pre-work 01

    2. Session 01

    3. Quiz 01

    4. Discussion 01

    1. Session 02

    2. Quiz 02

    3. Discussion 02

    1. Pre-work 03

    2. Session 03

    3. Quiz 03

    4. Discussion 03

    1. Pre-work 04

    2. Session 04

    3. Quiz 04

    4. Discussion 04

    1. Pre-work 05

    2. Session 05

    3. Quiz 05

    4. Discussion 05

Old Testament Orientation

  • $349.00
  • 7.5 hours of video content
  • 12 Modules

Additional course details:

  • Difficulty level: 3

    The learning difficulty for this course is 3 out of 5. It is recommended for intermediate students and above.

  • One year access

    You receive access to the course for one year from the date you purchase the course.

  • Certificate of completion

    You automatically receive a certificate of completion once you finish the course.


Dr. Ronn Johnson

Ronn Johnson completed his Ph.D. in Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. His dissertation on the created gods of the Old Testament (“The Old Testament Background for Paul’s Principalities and Powers”) provided him the opportunity to research the divine council worldview of the Hebrew Bible and apply it to New Testament exegesis. Ronn has taught Bible and theology courses at the college level for over 20 years, has pastored two churches in the Minneapolis area for fifteen years, and enjoys hosting study trips to Israel. He and his wife Susan have three married children and five grandchildren. Ronn’s pastimes include working on his personal library and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings.

Pricing options

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Certificate program

Earn credit towards the Certificate of Biblical Doctrine when you complete this course.