2018 Summer Block Course

OT241 – Old Testament Historical Books

Dr. Ken Burkett
June 11–15

3 Credits

The course is a survey of the OT historical books with a four-fold focus: (1) the major themes and theology of each book, (2) key principles for interpreting & applying historical narrative, (3) the historical accuracy of the Biblical narratives, and (4) basic issues of authorship, date of composition, etc. Additionally, each student will be required to complete his choice of one project related to either the practical application of timeless principles in Biblical narratives or a more technical discussion of challenging issues or alleged problems in the historical books (e.g. did Jephthah really offer his daughter as a human sacrifice).


Dr. Ken Burkett grew up in the Midwest. He attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina where he obtained a B.A. in Bible, an M.A. in Bible, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament Interpretation. Currently, he is an adjunct professor with the Baptist College of Ministry and Seminary near Milwaukee, WI and also with the Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead, MS. Dr. Burkett was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1985, and he has served as the Pastor of Greenville Bible Church since 1996. As a pastor-teacher, his great passion is to expound the Word of God.

Block Course Schedule

June 11–15.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 6 p.m.–8:50 p.m.
3 Credits. 5 Sessions.


  • A Survey of the Old Testament by John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill (3rd edition, 2009) ISBN:  978-0-310-28095-8.