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Deuteronomistic History

Deuteronomistic History

This talk introduces a key theory in the authorship the Tanach (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel and Kings). Ashley introduces the Deuteronomist, why they were writing and what it means for us today.

This talk introduces a key theory in the authorship the Tanach (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel and Kings). Ashley introduces the Deuteronomist, why they were writing and what it means for us today.

Joshua

Ashley walks through the key themes in the conquest narrative of Joshua. Discover Israel traveling to the promised land, as well as key themes and events detailed throughout the book.

Ashley walks through the key themes in the conquest narrative of Joshua. Discover Israel traveling to the promised land, as well as key themes and events detailed throughout the book.

Judges

This talk outlines the Book of Judges, as Ashley discusses the forgetfulness of the people of God in this tragic narrative. Unpack the narrative of the text, as well as the gods of the surrounding nations and their impact on the story.

This talk outlines the Book of Judges, as Ashley discusses the forgetfulness of the people of God in this tragic narrative. Unpack the narrative of the text, as well as the gods of the surrounding nations and their impact on the story.

1 Samuel

This talk explains the historical narrative of 1 Samuel, as Israel transitions to monarchy. Explore the major themes of the book, including Kingship and running ahead of God’s timing, and some of the lessons learnt from key Biblical leaders.

This talk explains the historical narrative of 1 Samuel, as Israel transitions to monarchy. Explore the major themes of the book, including Kingship and running ahead of God’s timing, and some of the lessons learnt from key Biblical leaders.

2 Samuel

Ashley discusses the reign of King David in this talk, as he unpacks key themes and purpose of the Book of 2 Samuel. Explore the structure of the text, all the while learning how the ancient lessons still apply to the follower of Jesus today.

Ashley discusses the reign of King David in this talk, as he unpacks key themes and purpose of the Book of 2 Samuel. Explore the structure of the text, all the while learning how the ancient lessons still apply to the follower of Jesus today.

1 Kings

Build the Temple, Burn the Temple down. The two major events that book-end 1 & 2 Kings are infamous, but what happened in between? This talk examines the key themes and events in 1 Kings, illustrating the roots of Israel’s decline.

Build the Temple, Burn the Temple down. The two major events that book-end 1 & 2 Kings are infamous, but what happened in between? This talk examines the key themes and events in 1 Kings, illustrating the roots of Israel’s decline.

2 Kings

Dive into 2 Kings and learn about the fall of Israel and Judah. Steve teaches on this part two of an historical narrative, exploring the time periods in 2 Kings as well as the transition from Elisha to Elijah.

Dive into 2 Kings and learn about the fall of Israel and Judah. Steve teaches on this part two of an historical narrative, exploring the time periods in 2 Kings as well as the transition from Elisha to Elijah.

Chronicles (A)

Whilst the Book of Kings asks the question, “what went wrong”, Chronicles asks, “how can we go forward?”. In this talk, Ashley introduces Chronicles, identifying the core concepts and structure that make up the text.

Whilst the Book of Kings asks the question, “what went wrong”, Chronicles asks, “how can we go forward?”. In this talk, Ashley introduces Chronicles, identifying the core concepts and structure that make up the text.

Chronicles (B)

Following on from his introduction, this session continues exploring Chronicles. Journey through the rest of this ancient Book, as Dr. Ashley Crane walks us through the main themes of the narrative.

Following on from his introduction, this session continues exploring Chronicles. Journey through the rest of this ancient Book, as Dr. Ashley Crane walks us through the main themes of the narrative.

Northern Kingdom Overview (A)

After Solomon’s reign, Israel was split into two separate Kingdoms; the North and the South. In these next four talk, Ashley provides an overview of both the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah.

After Solomon’s reign, Israel was split into two separate Kingdoms; the North and the South. In these next four talk, Ashley provides an overview of both the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah.

Northern Kingdom Overview (B)

Ashley continues teaching on the Northern Kingdom, looking at the dynasty of Omri, the fall of the house of Omri, the dynasty of Jehu and the last of the Northern kings.

Ashley continues teaching on the Northern Kingdom, looking at the dynasty of Omri, the fall of the house of Omri, the dynasty of Jehu and the last of the Northern kings.

Southern Kingdom Overview (A)

This talk turns to the Southern Kingdom of Judah and its capital; Jerusalem. Learn about its eight reformed kings and their mission to turn people’s hearts back to God.

This talk turns to the Southern Kingdom of Judah and its capital; Jerusalem. Learn about its eight reformed kings and their mission to turn people’s hearts back to God.

Southern Kingdom Overview (B)

Dr. Ashley Crane concludes his overview of the “big-picture” of Israel’s history. By asking what we can take away from the story, we are left with some very practical applications to help us follow the call of God today.

Dr. Ashley Crane concludes his overview of the “big-picture” of Israel’s history. By asking what we can take away from the story, we are left with some very practical applications to help us follow the call of God today.

Esther

Michelle introduces the romantic historical drama of the Book of Esther in this talk, as he discusses the purpose, themes and structure of the text. Learn about the “divine coincidences” in the story and its implications “for such a time as this”

Michelle introduces the romantic historical drama of the Book of Esther in this talk, as he discusses the purpose, themes and structure of the text. Learn about the “divine coincidences” in the story and its implications “for such a time as this”

Ezra

Michelle introduces us to Ezra in this talk, often considered to be the founder of Judaism. Learn about the timeline major events surrounding the text, as well as the key issues and themes within the Book of Ezra.

Michelle introduces us to Ezra in this talk, often considered to be the founder of Judaism. Learn about the timeline major events surrounding the text, as well as the key issues and themes within the Book of Ezra.

Nehemiah

Considered one of the great leaders in the Bible, this talk looks at the narrative of Nehemiah. Delve into the physical and spiritual rebuilding of Jerusalem, as well as finding out what the Book of Nehemiah has in store for the modern reader.

Considered one of the great leaders in the Bible, this talk looks at the narrative of Nehemiah. Delve into the physical and spiritual rebuilding of Jerusalem, as well as finding out what the Book of Nehemiah has in store for the modern reader.

Effect of the Exile Diaspora

In this final session, Dr Ashley Crane explores the effect of the exile diaspora; covering topics like the Babylonian Exile, the Survival of Israel’s faith and the ultimate collapse of the Babylonian Empire.

In this final session, Dr Ashley Crane explores the effect of the exile diaspora; covering topics like the Babylonian Exile, the Survival of Israel’s faith and the ultimate collapse of the Babylonian Empire.