As this year (2018-2019) I will be going through the Old Testament with my classes, I will continue to add material to this site. If you have any suggestions on material that you would like to see, feel free to comment on this page or send me an email. Thanks!
Messiness of Scripture
How does the Old Testament compare to the Book of Mormon in its witness of Jesus Christ?
The Documentary Hypothesis and Reading the Bible Critically
Old Testament Reading Chart – First Semester
Monolatry in the Old Testament
Prophets have Melchizedek Priesthood
Problems with numbers in the Old Testament
Teaching correct principles
Talents in the pre-earth life
Moses 1 – Identity
Gospel Doctrine notes on Moses 1
The Creation and ancient cosmology
Doublets in the Pentateuch
Genesis 1-2 – How to create a wonderful life
Genesis 1:28 – Righteous Dominion
Genesis 2 – The Message of the Rib
Genesis 1-11 The Liturgy and Layout of Temples – Jeffrey Bradshaw’s article – excellent!
Moses 4 and Genesis 3 – The Fall of Adam and Eve
Moses 5 – The Downfall of Cain
Moses 6 – Enoch is in the house
Moses 7 – Enoch’s city translated and taken to heaven
Moses 7 – Enoch’s goal: Creating Zion
Moses 8 – Noah and the flood
The Epic of Gilgamesh – Tablet XI
The 120 year age limit – What is going on in Genesis 6:3?
Genesis 6-9 With Sources Revealed – The Composite nature of the Flood Narrative
Noah’s Ark as a Symbol
Genesis 10-11 – The beginning of differences
Genesis 12:10-13:4 The Wife/Sister Motif
Genesis 11-12 Abraham Wrecks Terah’s Idols
Questions About The Book of Abraham
Genesis 15 – Why is Abraham cutting up all these animals?
God will provide a lamb
Genesis 25-27 – Shedding the tears of Esau
Genesis 29-31 – Punning Around: Jacob and Laban’s Double Talk
Genesis 37 – The betrayal of Joseph
Genesis 37-50 – Fighting the Mighty Green Monster
Genesis 39 – Time to get real
Joseph as a type of Christ
Genesis 49 – Israel blesses his sons
Exodus 1 – The Birth of Moses and the Sargon Birth Narrative
Exodus 3 – Moses converses with Jehovah
What is your name? Ways to look at Exodus 3
Exodus 4 and 7 – Whose staff is it anyway? Discrepancies in the text regarding the ownership of the miraculous staff
Exodus 5 – Making bricks without straw
Exodus 6-12 – Why miracles are necessary
The hardening of Pharaoh’s heart
Exodus 12-13 – Redemption of the firstborn
Exodus 16 – Did God provide quail before or after Sinai? (Comparing Numbers 11 to Exodus 16)
Exodus 17 and Numbers 20 – The Movable Rock, or the Mobile Drinking Fountain
Exodus 18 – Use your strengths
Exodus 17-20 – Sustaining the Brethren, A Model Example of Thoughtful Discipleship
Exodus 25-27 – The tabernacle as a type
Exodus 25-31 Why did the Lord want the Tabernacle built?
Exodus 28 – The Priestly Garments
Exodus 28 – Jesus Christ the Great High Priest
An eye for an eye
Exodus 32 – The Golden Calf, Moses, Aaron, and the Northern Priests of Israel
Exodus 32 – Leadership Practices
Exodus 32 – Throw Your Rope Over the Wall
Leviticus 19:14 – Don’t Curse the Deaf! The Enchanted World of the Ancient Near East
Leviticus 25 – The Jubilee Year
Numbers 5 – Lepers cast out?
Numbers 6 – What is a Nazarite?
Numbers 9 – A cloud by day and a pillar by night
Numbers 11 – Over a Billion Quail!
Numbers 11 – Did God provide quail before or after Sinai? (Comparing Numbers 11 to Exodus 16)
Numbers 16 – Korah’s Rebellion
Numbers 22 – Balaam and the donkey
Numbers 22 – Is Balaam a bad guy or a good guy?
Numbers 25 – The Baal-Peor Incident
Deuteronomy 12-26 How did Josiah change the religion of the Jewish nation?
Deuteronomy 7 – Consequences of the marriage decision
Deuteronomy 32:8-9 and the Sons of God
The Amarna Letters
The Merneptah Stele – 1208 B.C.E.
Joshua 6 – The walls of Jericho
Joshua 10 – What is the book of Jasher?
Joshua 21 – The Lord keeps his promises
Judges – Israel cycles between apostasy and repentance
Samson – How to lose friends and negatively influence people
Ruth – An illustration of heaven working backwards
Why does 1st and 2nd Samuel/Kings read so differently than 1st and 2nd Chronicles?
1 Samuel 1 – How to deal with your adversaries
1 Samuel 3 – Hearing the Voices of the Lord
1 Samuel 3 – Be Ready
1 Samuel 4-9 – Keeping sacred things sacred
1 Samuel 9-10 – The nature of God
1 Samuel 10 – The children of Belial
1 Samuel 13 – Wait upon the Lord
The Downfall of Saul
1 Samuel 17 – David and Goliath
2 Samuel 6 – Steadying the Ark
2 Samuel 11 – Overcoming temptation
2 Samuel 13 – Dealing with abuse
Kings – Chronicles – Charting the kings of Israel and Judah 922-587 BC
1 Kings 11-14 – Fear makes us stupid!
1 Kings 16 – King of the mountain
1 Kings 17 – Elijah and the widow of Zarepath
1 Kings 18 – Blaming others for our problems
Esther – A credible witness
Job & The Problem of Evil
Suffering – Why did Jesus Suffer, Bleed, and Die?
Psalms – Gospel doctrine lesson 25
The Calling of Isaiah
The Use of Isaiah in The Book of Mormon
Isaiah 5 – The parable of the vineyard
Isaiah 22 – I will place on his shoulder the key to the House of David
Isaiah 29 – A book that is sealed
Isaiah 56 – The Outcasts of Israel
Isaiah – A Book Relevant for Young People
Enough and To Spare
Partnership with the Lord
Jeremiah’s Symbolic Acts
Ezekiel 1-3 – Ezekiel’s vision
Ezekiel 37-39 – Dry bones, sticks, and war
Jonah As A Type
Jonah – A Message of God’s Love
Habbakuk 3 and Resheph
Haggai – Put the Lord first
Malachi – My messenger
Malachi 3 – Do you love the Lord as much as you love the grocer?
Malachi 4 – I will send you Elijah
How God Lost His Body
Why a Body Does Us Good
The New Jerusalem
The Book of Mormon as a type
A scriptural search for the lost Ten Tribes and other things we lost
Signs of the Times
Joseph Smith and the Apocrypha