Backgrounds & Cultures of the Bible

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About this Course

Understanding the culture behind biblical narratives will help you better understand and interpret God’s Word for application in your life.

The Backgrounds & Cultures of the Bible course features 13 mini-lessons over 13 weeks, sent to you by email. Every week, you can expect to receive a video lecture of about 25 minutes, as well as printable slides from the lecture and associated notes pages. You’ll also have access to a small-group discussion guide for each lesson.

What you’ll learn in this course:

Explore the cultures significant to understanding the background of the Bible:

  • Mesopotamian
  • Egyptian
  • Moabite & Ammonite
  • Canaanite
  • Philistine
  • Phoenician
  • Assyrian
  • Babylonian
  • Persian
  • Hellenistic
  • Roman
  • NT Greek

Your Instructor

Dr. John Holmes

Dr. John Holmes holds degrees from Grace University(B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D.). He has been happily married to his wife Donna for 32 years with whom he enjoys a ministry of counseling young couples. They have two sons (Jesse and Micah) who are married.


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