Professor: Mark Vander Hart (USA)
June 14, Monday (18:00-20:00)
June 17, Thursday (18:00-20:00)
June 21, Monday (18:00-20:00)
June 28, Monday (18:00-20:00)
July 1, Thursday (18:00-20:00)
July 5, Monday (18:00-20:00)

Place: Every participant connects to online live lectures (Zoom) from their homes. Registered students will receive the link.
Language: English, with simultaneous translation channel in Russian.


A study of the Old Testament text dealing with the history of redemption from creation to the end of the wilderness wanderings, with special attention to the Old Testament covenants in Genesis through Deuteronomy. Consideration will be given to understanding and addressing the special introductory topics, crucial themes, and distinctive dynamics of revelation in reading the first five books of Moses.


Rev. Mark Vander Hart is Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Calvin Studies Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.  Rev. Vander Hart has taught in Cyprus, Ukraine, Myanmar, Latvia, and India.

Previously taught at BRTS: Pre-Exilic Prophets; Post-Exilic Prophets; Ecclesiology; Pentateuch, Old Testament History; Messianic Message in OT; Biblical Greek; Biblical Hebrew.


In English/Latvian: (Riga);
In Russian: (Saint Petersburg)


  • Participation in all online class sessions.
  • Required readings (~300 pages)
    1)    O.P. Robertson, Christ of the Covenants (Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P & R, 1980) 1-199.
    2)  T.D. Alexander, From Paradise to the Promised Land, 3rd ed (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012), chapters 7-17.
  • A reading report on Christ of the Covenants; 3-5 pages in length.
  • A final written exam. A study guide will be provided to help you prepare for this test.