At Home in the Word | Old Testament {S6 E1}


Welcome to Season 6 of the Dayton Women in the Word Podcast, At Home in the Word! Over the course of this season, we will be exploring the overall metanarrative of God’s Word, as well as the specific genres it contains. Settle in with your Bible and favorite notebook as we dive in together.

Today we are joined by Kate Haas to talk through an overview of the Old Testament (OT,) why we need a basic understanding of it, and how it fosters a deep appreciation for the greater story of the Bible and the God who orchestrated it.

Kate Haas wants to live in a world with free coffee, hugs, and deep conversations. When she isn’t in class, you can find her at home with her husband and four-legged toddler reading a book or watching a detective show. Her favorite scripture is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. [Amen? Amen!]”

Something I find comforting when reading the Bible (esp. the OT) is in this verse: "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law." Deuteronomy 29:29 (comforting to know God has given us what we need, and He is over all the things we don't understand.)

Connect with Kate via Instagram @_kate_haas or Facebook.

*Correction to discussion: there are 39, not 37, books in the Old Testament.

Podcast Navigation: 

01:50 Meet Kate
03:30 Why we need to understand OT
06:20 Structure of OT
09:40 Major storylines in OT
12:10 Patriarchs
15:10 Judges
20:50 Kings & Prophets
27:10 Where to start & tips for reading OT
36:50 Resources for studying OT

On this episode, Jillian and Kate talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.