What Are Some Old Testament Study Guides?


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Old Testament study guides include a free online series of lectures and guides from TheBibleChallenge.org and an online SparkNotes-branded literature study guide for the complete Old Testament. A series of Old Testament study guides by John MacArthur is available in paperback from ChristianBook.com.

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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lake Mary, Florida, provides the study guides known as "The Bible Challenge." Each lesson includes an audio lecture in MP3 format and a written study guide as an accompanying PDF. Each chapter of the Old Testament is covered in one or more lectures. The SparkNotes guide offers summary and analysis of the entire Old Testament along with analysis of major characters and explanation of themes, motifs and symbols. This guide also outlines key facts, provides quizzes and suggests essay topics and further reading ideas.

The well-known MacArthur series of Old Testament study guides was written by John MacArthur, a pastor, bestselling author and radio show teacher. These guides typically cover one book of the Bible for a full 12 weeks of study. Available in paperback, the guides focus on historical, character and thematic studies. MacArthur explores important historical aspects of the material and how each uniquely affected the chapter's author. The thorough historical research and information in each guide lies a foundation for doctrinal statements that support Christians in their daily lives.

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