Certificate in Old Testament History and Exegesis

Bridge the Gap

If you’ve spent any time studying the cultural and historical background of the Bible, then you’ve probably noticed the differences between the world of the Old Testament and our world today. This certificate bridges that gap – diving deep into the pages of the Old Testament and exploring the history of the Bible and the political/religious beliefs of 2nd Temple Judaism.



Fully Online

What will you learn?

  • Recognize the beliefs of ancient Judaism.
  • Understand how Jesus fits into Jewish theology about God.
  • Discern the basis of skeptical criticism about controversial biblical topics and how to engage the issues honestly.
  • Develop proper Bible Study Methods.
  • Analyze and engage culture to share the gospel more effectively.

Ideal for:

  • Lay Leader/Elder/Pastor 
  • Bible Study Leader
  • Pastors looking to increase their knowledge of the Scriptures
  • Anyone who wants to know more about their faith 
  • Anyone who may want to continue on to an Associates or Bachelor Degree program

AWKNG + Eternity

Eternity Bible College has partnered with Awakening School of Theology (AWKNG) to provide college credit for AWKNG students and alumni. You’ll be able to choose from 4 unique certificates we’ve created with AWKNG, or you can roll many of those credits into one of our degree programs. Either way, you’ll receive credit from an accredited college for the work you’ve already completed at AWKNG. Eternity students also have the option of taking courses at AWKNG to fulfill degree requirements (ask your academic advisor for details).

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Tuition Breakdown

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Course Listing

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SchoolCourse NameCredit Hours
AWKNGContemporary and Postmodern Apologetics (Old Testament) 2013
AWKNGThe History of the Bible3
AWKNGTwo Powers in Judaism3
EternityBible Study Methods (Hermeneutics)3
EternityOld Testament Overview I3
EternityOld Testament Overview II3
EternityAncient Near Eastern Backgrounds of the Hebrew Bible