Bible Introduction

This lecture series was recorded in 2009 at Australian Lutheran College. For many years it was the required introductory course to the Bible for every trainee pastor in the LCA in the first year at seminary.

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There were some teething problems in our recording (namely Dr Kleinig forgetting to turn his microphone on!) so unfortunately several lectures in the first section are unavailable. There are also other mp3s missing which may become availalble in the future.   

The course notes can be downloaded here.

 

General Introduction

Bible 1, 1a           Introduction to the Bible (unavailable)

Bible 1, 1b           Introduction to the Bible (unavailable)

 

Introduction to the Old Testament

Bible 1, 2a           Introduction to the Old Testament (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 2b           Introduction to the Old Testament (mp3/mp4)

 

Pentateuch

Bible 1, 3a           Genesis (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 3b           Genesis (unavailable)

Bible 1, 4a           Genesis (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 4b           Genesis (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 5a           Genesis (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 5b           Genesis (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 6a           Exodus (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 6b           Exodus (unavailable)

Bible 1, 7a           Exodus (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 7b           Exodus - Leviticus (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 8a           Leviticus (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 8b           Leviticus (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 9a           Leviticus (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 9b           Leviticus (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 10a         Numbers (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 10b         Numbers – Deuteronomy (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 11           Deuteronomy (mp3/mp4) - only one session this day

**Dr Kleinig spends much less time on Deuteronomy as the first major assignment for this class is on that book 

The Former prophets

Bible 1, 12a         Introduction to former prophets (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 12b         Introduction to former prophets (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 13a         Judges - First and second Samuel (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 13b         First and second Samuel (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 14a         First and second Samuel (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 14b         First and second Kings (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 15a         First and second Kings (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 15b         First and second Kings (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 16a         Isaiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 16b         Isaiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 17a         Isaiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 17b         Isaiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 18a         Isaiah, Jeremiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 18b         Jeremiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 19a         Jeremiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 19b         Ezekiel (mp3/mp4)

Bible 1, 20a         Ezekiel (mp3/mp4- only one session this day

 

The latter prophets

Bible 1, 21a Hosea, Amos (mp3/mp4)                 

Bible 1, 21b Amos – Obadiah – Jonah (mp3/mp4)

*This course was taught over two semesters, the break between the two coming at this point

Bible 2, 1aJoel - Micah - Nahum – Habakkuk (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 1bZephaniah – Haggai (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 2a Zechariah – Malachi (mp3/mp4)

 

The Writings

Bible 2, 2b  Introduction to the Writings – Psalms (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 3a  Psalms (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 3b  Psalms – Proverbs (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 4a  Proverbs (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 4b  Proverbs - Job (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 5a  Job (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 5b  Song of Solomon - Ruth – Lamentations (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 6a  Ecclesiastes (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 6b  Esther - Daniel (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 7a  Daniel – Ezra - Nehemiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 7b  Ezra - Nehemiah (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 8a  First and second Chronicles (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 8b  First and second Chronicles – Introduction to the NT (mp3/mp4)

 

  Introduction to the New Testament

Bible 2, 8b    First and second Chronicles – Introduction to the NT (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 9a    Introduction to the New Testament (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 10a  Nature and purpose of the Gospels (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 10b  Matthew (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 11a  Matthew - Mark (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 11b  Mark (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 12a  Mark - Luke (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 12b  Luke (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 13a  Luke - John (mp3/mp4)

Bible 2, 13b  John (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 14a  Introduction to Epistles (mp3/mp4)

Dr Kleinig does not spend much time on the Epistles as each class member does a major assignment on one Epistle and presents it in class 

 Bible 2, 14b  (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 15a  (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 15b  (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 16a  Hebrews (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 16b  Hebrews - James (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 17a  1 Peter (mp3/mp4

 Bible 2, 17b  2 Peter (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 18a  1,2,3 John (mp3/mp4)

 Bible 2, 18b  Revelation (mp3/mp4)