Old Testament Division (OT)

The Old Testament Division offers courses in the following areas at CLST Global authorized church bible colleges:

Old Testament Introduction

BIOT115: Survey of the Old Testament I*                                           Dr. Charles H. Gaulden

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Description: A study of the first half of the Old Testament. Emphases include: major geography of the Old Testament and its impact on the Scriptures, the introduction to the Pentateuch, the introduction to the historical books, and seventeen Old Testament books.

BIOT120: Survey of the Old Testament II*                                         Dr. Charles H. Gaulden

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Description: A study of the second half of the Old Testament. Emphases include: major archaeological discoveries and their impact on the Scriptures, the introduction to Hebrew Poetic and Wisdom Literature, the formation to the Old Testament Survey, and the introduction to the Prophetic Literature.

BIOT401: The Bible as a Whole*                                                           Dr. Duane Christensen

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Description: The development of Scripture from the time of Moses, to the death of John (96 c.e.). The structure, content, and unity of the Bible is shown in terms of the ancient Jewish concept of Tanakh (= Torah + Prophets + Writings), with the Christian Bible emerging in the hands of John as the “Completed Tanakh.”

BIOT525: Old Testament Theology*                                                                      Dr. Ian Bond

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Description: A study of the methodology and selected basic themes of Old Testament theology, their relation to New Testament theology, and their relevance for the mission and message of the contemporary Church.

Pentateuch

BIOT314: The Ten Commandments*                                                        Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: The Ten Commandments contain the basis for the faith of the Old and New Testaments. Modern Western civilization can be traced to these ten precepts. This course analyzes their meaning, sees their expression in the teaching of Jesus and the New Testament, and applies their principles to today.

BIOT410: The Tabernacle of Moses*                                                                     Dr. Ian Bond

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Description: A study of the tabernacle in the wilderness. The construction of the tabernacle, the basic symbolism and significance of the materials, layout and furnishings. Emphasis is on requirements for entering the holiest of all-God’s intimate, personal presence.

BIOT620: Feasts of the Old Testament*                                                  Dr. Grady McMurtry

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Description: A study of the Jewish Holy Days and Feasts. The Jewish calendar, Jewish catechism, God’s plan for man, and how we are to approach His presence. Emphasis is placed on the messianic significance of the Feasts of Israel.

BIOT660: Genesis and the Grace of God*                                                Dr. Charles Gaulden

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Description: God’s grace in confrontation with man’s sin, from Adam to Jacob. Physical geography, biblical archeology, and typology from Adam to Joseph will be discussed. The presence of Christ will also be studied in the appearance of the angel of the Lord.

BIOT670: The Pentateuch: Part I*                                                        Dr. Duane Christensen

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Description: Part one of a study of the first five books of the Old Testament. Attention is given to the historical and geographical context in which the biblical narrative takes place. Understanding of geography, history and cultural considerations. Key foundational concepts: creation, covenant, redemption, law, and sacrifice.

BIOT675: The Pentateuch: Part II*                                                       Dr. Duane Christensen

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Description: Part two of a study of the first five books of the Old Testament with emphasis on the text itself and the historical and geographical context in which the biblical narrative takes place. Key theological concepts are discussed: creation, covenant, redemption, law, and sacrifice.

Old Testament History

BIOT113: The Book of Esther                                                                      Dr. Fuchsia Pickett

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Description: Illuminates the stream of revelation found in Esther. Topics include the providential care of God, understanding the crucified life, the timing of destiny, coming into the King’s presence and the plan of God for the Church.

BIOT250: Training for Reigning: Life of David I*                                  Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: Principles of leadership and training based upon the calling, training, and rule of David. Special emphasis is placed upon David’s life and the classrooms of preparation through which he walked. Also studied are David’s call, his anointing, his character, and his faithfulness to God.

BIOT414: The Book of Nehemiah*                                                            Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: Selected studies from Nehemiah, especially the first four chapters. Special emphases include the history of Nehemiah, spiritual principles of restoration, principles of church order and ministry, and how to apply these to our lives today.

BIOT450: Training for Reigning: Life of David II*                                 Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A continuation of BIOT250. This course covers David’s life and reign as King of Judah and Israel.  Special emphasis on people and events that shaped David’s reign.

BIOT561: The Book of Joshua*                                                                     Dr. Paul Harthern

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Description: An exegetical and theological study of the Book of Joshua. Outlines the major episodes in Israel’s regaining of their inheritance, and discusses principles of victorious Christian living.

BIOT575: Joshua: The Man, His Character, His Leadership                   Dr. Kenny W. Price

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Description: This is a study of the lessons Joshua learned on his way to becoming a leader and the people of God possessing their inheritance. Throughout the course, the student will see that God has an inheritance for him or her as well as an inheritance and destiny for us as a church.

BIOT714: The Book of Ruth                                                                         Dr. Fuchsia Pickett

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Description: Illuminates the stream of revelation found in Ruth that foreshadows the coming of Jesus and the restoration of the Church. Emphasis is upon the causes of spiritual famine, the disciplining hand of God, the power of choice, obedience and the Kinsman-Redeemer.

BIOT826: Rebuilding with Nehemiah*                                                         Rev. Terry Mahan

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Description: This course answers the questions, “Does God Recycle? Does He give us a second chance?” The life principle of restoration is traced in this Old Testament study.

BIOT915: The Teacher/Priest in Biblical History*                                Rev. Charles W. Clark

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Description: This course seeks to grow the student’s understanding of the importance God places on teaching and learning by following the Levitical Priesthood through history and focusing on the teaching function of that priesthood.

Old Testament Poetry

BIOT214: Davidic Worship: Tabernacle of David*                                     Dr. Paul Harthern

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Description: A study of the Tabernacle of David with special emphasis upon praise and worship. The student will learn how to employ and enjoy the privilege and principles of Davidic worship.

BIOT527: Psalms: A Hebrew History*                                                      Dr. Charles Gaulden

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Description: A topical study of the Book of Psalms. The purpose of Psalms, various views of authorship, and principles which will enable believers to experience victorious Christian living.

BIOT529: The Twenty-Third Psalm: A Summary of the Times of David*                   Dr. Alvis Harthern

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Description: This course analyzes in full detail the Twenty-third Psalm. In addition, events in the times of David and additional writings of David are submitted as the basis for including each idea in this Psalm.

BIOT530: A Study of the Song of Solomon                                                Rev. Louis Goszleth

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Description: The Song of Solomon can be studied from various viewpoints. We shall look at it as an allegory describing the love relationship that the Lord desires with us as His bride. We will apply it on an individual basis.

BIOT542: The Book of Proverbs*                                                             Dr. Charles Gaulden

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Description: An in-depth analysis of selected Proverbs. In this course we will study Solomon’s aphorisms as a guide to practical and successful living that enriches and brings glory to God.

BIOT570: Song of Solomon I: An Expository Study*                              Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This is Part One of a two part study of the Song of Solomon. An exposition of the book on a verse-by-verse basis Chapters 1-4. Includes an analysis and overview of several of the best known approaches to the book.

BIOT611: Pearls of Wisdom from the Proverbs                                          Rev. Greg Hinnant

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Description: An in-depth exposition of twenty selected proverbs touching a broad range of vital subjects—motives, conscience, attitudes, speech, laziness, parenting, judgment, gifts, teaching, leadership, and faithfulness.

Old Testament Prophecy

BIOT350: The Minor Prophets*                                                                             Dr. Ian Bond

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Description: A survey of the last twelve books of the Old Testament known as the minor prophets. The history of God’s people from 800 – 500 B.C. Highlights include the historical background, the primary message, and the application of each of the books.

BIOT399: The Book of Isaiah*                                                                               Dr. Ian Bond

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Description: A study of the great truths and principles of the Book of Isaiah. Emphasis is placed on reasoning together with God, seeing the Lord, waiting on the Lord, comforting people and seeing a great light. Many practical applications are made.

BIOT519: Major Prophets*                                                                        Dr. Charles Gaulden

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Description: This course is a study of the major prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah.

BIOT520: The Book of Ezekiel*                                                                Dr. Charles Gaulden

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Description: This course covers the Babylonian exile, the call of Ezekiel, unique features of his calling and ministry, messages to Judah and surrounding nations, prophecies concerning Israel, and principles of ministering during difficult times.

BIOT541: The Book of Jeremiah*                                                             Dr. Charles Gaulden

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Description: An expositional study of the Book of Jeremiah. and its impact on and relationship to the scripture as a whole. The call of Jeremiah and the prophecies to Judah and the Gentiles and the fall of Jerusalem are emphasized.

BIOT610: The Book of Daniel                                                                       Rev. Greg Hinnant

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Description: The life, times, trials, and character of Daniel. Daniel is a type of the overcomer shining in the darkness of apostasy. Expounds the principle visions and prophecies of the Book of Daniel, linking them to other biblical writings.

BIOT645: The Anointing: It’s Nature and How to Receive It*               Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A study of spiritual anointing based on Elijah and Elisha. Topics include the three winds of God, the nature of the anointing, birthing a new move of God, phases of development, the double portion anointing, and steps into the anointing.

Biblical Languages – Hebrew

BIOT638: Biblical Languages: Hebrew I: Lexical Hebrew*                    Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A study of principles of word study applicable to the Old Testament. Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and certain special rules of grammar. Use of various tools of study in translating and interpreting selected Old Testament passages.

BIOT639: Biblical Languages: Hebrew II: Introductory Hebrew*         Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A continuation of BIOT638. There are no lectures for this course. The student will use various tools of study in translating and interpreting selected Old Testament passages.

BIOT641: Biblical Languages: Hebrew III: Advanced Hebrew*            Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A third course in the development of Hebrew language lexical skills acquired in BIOT638. This course will further focus on using tools for effective exegesis and exposition of the Old Testament.

BIOT642: Biblical Languages: Hebrew IV: Word Studies in the Hebrew Language*

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet                                                      Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

Description: A continuing course in the development of Hebrew language lexical skills acquired in BIOT638, BIOT639, and

BIOT641. This course will focus on using electronic tools for effective exegesis and exposition of the Old Testament.