The Old Testament 101: Audio Course & Free Study Guide

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Length: 10 hrs and 1 mins
Professor of Old Testament, Boston College
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The Old Testament 101: Audio Course & Free Study Guide

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 10 hrs and 1 mins
Professor of Old Testament, Boston College
(2 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
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Taught by acclaimed Old Testament scholar Richard Clifford, essential listening for the inquisitive. 

Join Fr. Richard Clifford, celebrated Harvard-educated scripture scholar, on a journey through the 46 books of the Old Testament.

The Old Testament contains a wealth of wisdom, spiritual insights, and timeless stories. In this expansive course, you will explore the Garden of Eden, the reigns of King David and King Solomon, beautiful poetry, the wisdom of the prophets, and much more. Your guide, Professor Richard Clifford, SJ, a world-renowned and widely published scriptural scholar.

The Old Testament can sometimes prove challenging to modern listeners. With Fr. Clifford as personal professor, 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 N

Taught by acclaimed Old Testament scholar Richard Clifford, essential listening for the inquisitive. 

Join Fr. Richard Clifford, celebrated Harvard-educated scripture scholar, on a journey through the 46 books of the Old Testament.

The Old Testament contains a wealth of wisdom, spiritual insights, and timeless stories. In this expansive course, you will explore the Garden of Eden, the reigns of King David and King Solomon, beautiful poetry, the wisdom of the prophets, and much more. Your guide, Professor Richard Clifford, SJ, a world-renowned and widely published scriptural scholar.

The Old Testament can sometimes prove challenging to modern listeners. With Fr. Clifford as personal professor, 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.

*This course was previously published as Enjoying the Old Testament

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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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2 reviews for The Old Testament 101: Audio Course & Free Study Guide

  1. Jerome

    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.

  2. Carma

    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.

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