OT312 Book Study: Deuteronomy
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A discussion group for people working through Logos Mobile Education's OT312 course.
- Probably a newbie question, but I'm fairly new to Logos and this is my first course :) I've come to segment 4 and got this two activities: * Use the Date section of the Factbook to study the timing and setting of the book of Deuteronomy. *Use the Factbook to consider the means and progress of God’s revelation. (Revelation) Could any of you give me a hint to what resources in the Factbook i should use here? Could it be that i don't have the best resources available in my library to answers this questions. I would appreciate any input and help :)
- There is a spreadsheet showing which books are linked to in the course and how frequently. It's under Bible Study > Logos Documents in this group. It shows that the commentaries linked to most often are the NIV Application Commentary (180 times), the Tyndale one (95), Baker (81), then NAC (66). I'd recommend the NIV Application commentary the most for this course since it's used a lot and is by the speaker. You also might be interested in this bundle of related books by the speaker which is on sale right now: https://www.logos.com/product/50054/select-works-of-daniel-i-blockSelect Works of Daniel I. Block (3 vols.)Focused on fleshing out the gospel message in the Old Testament, Daniel Block’s studies on the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern culture are useful aids to both the preacher and the professor. In this collection, Block examines the rich theology of Deuteronomy and its mature reflection on God’s great acts of salvation. He also explores the stark contrast between the unique religion of the Israelites and the relationship between other ancient Near Eastern nations and their deities. These works demonstrates the continuity of God’s grace from the Old Testament to the New, recovering the life-giving message of the Old Testament.www.logos.com
- As someone who is deep into this course, I would say the most helpful have been the NIVAC, NAC, and his select works. He doesn't refer to his select works often, but when he does, they are really insightful.
- Thank you for your replys :) Have for now bought Tyndaly since it's used in the first segments, but will probably get a couple more as I progress in the course.
- I just finished Unit 1. I am incredibly thankfulf for Dr. Block's overview of how the Book of Deuteronomy came together. His committment to let the text speak for itself is a breath of fresh air in the land of source criticism. The readings in this course have been phenomenal so far.
- At the beginning of the course material it says: To download a Notes document that highlights the readings for this course, join the OT312 Faithlife group: https://faithlife.com/ot312. I think I have looked through all resources associated with this group, but have not found that doc. Anyone else?Book Study: DeuteronomyA discussion group for people working through Logos Mobile Education's OT312 course.faithlife.com
- Does anyone know why this course only covers the chapters that it does (1-12, 14, 17, 31-33)? I thought it would cover the entire book. Chapters 18-30 is an especially long section to skip over. I'm not complaining, but am just curious to see if anyone knows why so much content was left out and figured this would be the place to ask. Thanks.
Andrew Loney — EditedAn analysis using the Logos 8 Concordance Tool indicates some coverage of every book of Deuteronomy in this course, but approximately a third to half of Deuteronomy has minimal attention. Looking at heading text that indicates specific attention to a specific chapter of Deuteronomy, four chapters have zero attention and twelve other chapters are referenced only once and then only listed in a group of chapters. Particularly noticeable is that of chapters 13 - 32, only chapters 14, 17 and 31 get individual attention. As noted by the OP, this is a large gap. Looking at references generally (not just header references), the situation is a bit better: Of the 34 chapters, 19 have noticeably lower reference counts, but every chapter does get referenced at least 12 times. As a comparison, chapters 4, 11 & 12 are each referenced over 100 times, and ten chapters are referenced over 50 times each. What is it about chapters 13 - 32 that warrants very little commentary and teaching attention?
- FYI, I've returned this (expensive) course because it lacks depth and nobody at Logos has provided a response to this question asked a year ago.
- Best thing to do is to call Mobile Ed and ask them directly to get a immediate attention. There are a lot of questions that don't get answered on these forums. Maybe there will be an update to this course in future.