OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY - OTS: The emphasis in this course is not on historical facts but on pertinent truths. The Apostle Paul had this in mind when he wrote to the Corinthians concerning Old Testament history. “Now all these things happened unto them (Israelites) for ensamples (examples, types); and they are written for our admonition (instruction), upon whom the ends of the world (ages) have come.” I Cor. 10:11. Through the study of the history of God’s Covenant People, Israel, God’s nature, the sin of man and its consequences and the great mercy of God is revealed in the plan of redemption. The “Scarlet Cord” of redemption is seen through the Old Testament from the beginning. This course is designed to show how the Old Testament contains a wealth of illustrative material. These become concrete pictures of abstract truths, thus making it easy to learn to apply truth to life. An attempt is made to have the Old Testament, “come alive.”