Christians use a vast library of Jewish writings from the time before Jesus in their worship, reflection, and study – and they call this library ‘the Old Testament.’ In this video we look at how it involves histories – not as we use the term, stories that are far more complex than we usually imagine, and a series of overlapping covenants which can be the key to understanding much of what we read.
Other videos you might find useful:
Why Study the Old Testament alongside the New with Margaret Barker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPsaYQca9PA
A Walk Through the Old Testament Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-McdW00M9Y
A Walk Through the Old Testament Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9kjWt_L_8
Why Study the Theology of Creation with Simon Oliver http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryP5a3aHM6c
The Mission of Jesus and the Mission of the Father in the Didache with Aaron Milavec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGNPPkyraV0