About These Lectures
A sweeping introduction to the Bible and biblical wisdom
Faithful readers of Scripture may find themselves, even after decades steeped in the text, longing for a better understanding of God’s Word. Deeper engagement requires better tools for excavating Scripture’s many layers. If we aren’t attentive to genre, literary form, and symbolism, we will be unequipped to fully grapple with the text.
In this engaging twenty-hour video lecture series from renowned biblical scholar Dr. Alastair Roberts, the listener will embark on a sweeping journey from Genesis to Revelation with a guide experienced in navigating Scripture’s varied terrain. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding not only of the Bible itself and how it works, but also its vision for how we can grow in wisdom.
In the first ten lectures, Dr. Roberts explores the hermeneutical principles needed to read the Bible well as literature, paying close attention to the importance of symbolism and typology, as well as the theological themes woven throughout the text. In his overview of the Old Testament, he explores the major themes that run through the Pentateuch, narratives, and prophets. He then follows these threads into the New Testament, exploring how these themes continue and develop through the Gospels, the Epistles, and through Revelation.
In part two of the lecture series, Dr. Roberts walks through the Bible a second time, focusing now on the concept and place of wisdom literature in holy Scripture. He examines the relationship between creation and wisdom as found in Genesis 1-3, the role of wisdom in The Law in the Pentateuch, and much more. Throughout this second walkthrough, the listener will learn how wrestling with the poetic insights of wisdom literature can help us grow in wisdom. Finally, listeners will see how the concept of wisdom is developed in the New Testament, as the Logos becomes enfleshed and walks among men.
These lectures are for anyone who wants to read the Bible better, inviting the text to shape their both heart and mind. As listeners learn to be attentive readers, they will not only understand the facts and structure of the text, but will grow in wisdom as their hearts and imaginations are shaped by the inspired word of God.
VIDEO Series | 20 one-hour Lectures | Lifetime Digital Access | Available April 17, 2023
A Walk through the Bible
Reading the Bible: The Literature of the Bible
Reading the Bible: Symbolism and Typology
Reading the Bible: Reading the Bible Theologically
Old Testament Overview: The Pentateuch
Old Testament Overview: The Kingdom
Old Testament Overview: Exile and Return
The Gospels, Part 1
The Gospel, Part 2
Acts and the Mission of the Early Church
Epistles and Revelation
A Walk through Biblical Wisdom
Introduction to Wisdom
Genesis 1-3 and Wisdom
The Law and Wisdom
The Wisdom Literature
Psalms and the Song of Songs
Job and Ecclesiastes
New Testament Wisdom
Wisdom and Speech
Wisdom, Time, Suffering, and Death
About the Lecturer
Dr. Alastair Roberts (Ph.D, University of Durham) is a Teaching Fellow of the Davenant Institute and Lecturer for Davenant Hall. As a leading evangelical blogger and writer, Fellow of the Theopolis Institute, and host of the Mere Fidelity podcast, Alastair has blessed tens of thousands of Christians with his rare insights into biblical theology and Christian ethics. He is the author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption Through Scripture (2018). He is married to Susannah, and they divide their time between the UK and the US.