Bible Survey: Law and History

Join Dr. R.C. Sproul as he provides a panorama of biblical truth and a starting point to help you understand the content of the Bible. You’ll energize your study of the Bible, gain new insights, and improve your ability to read, understand, and apply Scripture to your life.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

This is the first of a four part course that surveys the entirety of the Bible. Join Dr. Sproul on a unique study tour as he explores the major themes, events, and people that are brought to life in the Bible. The teaching series "Dust to Glory" provides a panorama of biblical truth and a starting point to help you understand the content of the Bible. "Dust to Glory" can energize your study of the Bible, provide you with new insights, and improve your ability to read, understand, and apply Scripture to your life. “I believe that Dust to Glory is the most important teaching tool Ligonier has produced,” says Dr. Sproul. “It is our prayer that it will serve you in your desire to grow in the knowledge and love of God. As Christians, we are called to be people of the Word. My hope is that Dust to Glory will encourage, stimulate, and assist you to master the Scriptures so that the Scriptures may master you.”

The assignments in this course are structured to help you read and study the Bible. Use your own Bible, or purchase a Reformation Study Bible from the Ligonier Store here.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome to Bible Survey: Law and History

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • CREATION

    • Lesson 1: Creation

      • watch The Creation
      • read Genesis 1
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE IMAGE OF GOD IN MAN

    • Lesson 2: The Image of God in Man

      • watch The Image of God in Man
      • read Genesis 2
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
  • THE FALL

    • Lesson 3: The Fall

      • watch The Fall
      • read Genesis 3–11
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
  • COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM

    • Lesson 4: The Covenant with Abraham

      • watch The Covenant with Abraham
      • read Genesis 12–24
      • to-do Reflecting on God’s Grace
  • PATRIARCHIAL BLESSING

    • Lesson 5: The Patriarchial Blessing

      • watch The Patriarchical Blessing
      • read Genesis 25–36
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
  • MOSES AND THE EXODUS

    • Lesson 6: Moses and the Exodus

      • watch Moses and the Exodus
      • read Genesis 37–50 and Exodus 1–10
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE PASSOVER

    • Lesson 7: The Passover

      • watch The Passover
      • read Exodus 11–12
  • THE GIVING OF THE LAW

    • Lesson 8: The Giving of the Law

      • watch The Giving of the Law
      • read Exodus 13–24
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE TABERNACLE

    • Lesson 9: The Tabernacle

      • watch The Tabernacle
      • read Exodus 25–40
  • AARON AND THE PRIESTHOOD

    • Lesson 10: Aaron and the Priesthood

      • watch Aaron and the Priesthood
      • read Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM

    • Lesson 11: The Old Testament Sacrificial System

      • watch The Old Testament Sacrificial System
      • read Leviticus
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
  • JOSHUA AND THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN

    • Lesson 12: Joshua and the Conquest of Canaan

      • watch Joshua and the Conquest of Canaan
      • read Joshua
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
  • THE CYCLE OF JUDGES

    • Lesson 13: The Cycle of Judges

      • watch The Cycle of Judges
      • read Judges–Ruth
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE MONARCHY

    • Lesson 14: The Monarchy

      • watch The Monarchy
      • read 1 Samuel
  • DAVID

    • Lesson 15: David

      • watch David
      • read 2 Samuel
      • read Thinking In Depth
  • SOLOMON AND THE TEMPLE

    • Lesson 16: Solomon and the Temple

      • watch Solomon and the Temple
      • read 1 Kings 1–11
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
  • THE DIVIDED KINGDOM

    • Lesson 17: The Divided Kingdom

      • watch The Divided Kingdom
      • read 1 Kings 11 – 2 Kings
      • to-do Putting it into practice
  • FINAL ASSESSMENT

    • Final Assessment

      • Take Final Assessment