Biblical Theology I

Course Description

How does the Old Testament relate to your life as a Christian? Dr. Ben Shaw will introduce you to the study of biblical theology in order to help you trace the story of redemption throughout the Old Testament. You will discover how the promises of the Messiah revealed in the law, prophets, and writings are fulfilled in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

About the Instructor

Dr. Benjamin Shaw serves as professor of Old Testament. He is also a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He earned his M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from Bob Jones University. He previously served as academic dean and professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is author of several academic articles on Old Testament biblical studies, contributor to several anthologies on matters pertaining to Old Testament and applied theology, and author of Ecclesiastes: Life in a Fallen World.

A Letter From the Instructor

Dear Student,

What is biblical theology? Why should I take a course on it? This course seeks to answer the first question directly and, by implication, the second. Biblical theology springs from the understanding that God has revealed Himself to us in His Word in a narrative fashion. That is, God has told us a story. Biblical theology seeks to follow that storyline and learn how God has revealed Himself and His purposes more and more clearly as the story continues. This sense of following the plot opens the Bible like a mystery novel as we learn more about who God is and what His Word tells us.

In Christ, Dr. Shaw