Course Description

Old Testament History is a study of the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth and I & II Samuel, placing an emphasis on historical content and spiritual application.


Ken Malmin, Professor of Theology

Ken serves as the Dean of PBC as well as fulfilling the role of a full-time professor.

Ken came to Portland Bible College from Oral Roberts University in 1971. After graduating from PBC in 1973 he began teaching that same year and has been a vital part of the college ever since. He became the Dean in 1986. He often refers to his long tenure with "I'm addicted to college students."

Ken is from a family of ministers, his father and grandfathers also being in the ministry. He also serves as an executive pastor and elder Mannahouse and is on the Apostolic Leadership Team of Ministers' Fellowship International (MFI).

Ken has co-authored five textbooks, which are used in the classroom at PBC and around the world. He is known for his ability to illuminate scripture and doctrine with precision while at the same time making it personally applicable.

Ken and  his wife Glenda are like dad and mom to the PBC campus enjoying the opportunity to be personally involved in the lives of many of the students. They also have two adult children that are both married and are also blessed with 5 grandchildren.

Course Outline

This course includes Student Notes and 34 Lectures.

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction

  • 2


    • Student Notes L01-06

    • L01 - Importance of OT History

    • L02 - Approach to OT History

    • L03 - Purpose of God in History

    • L04 - Purpose of God in History

    • L05 - Geography and Timeline

    • L06 - God's Redemptive Purpose

  • 3


  • 4

    Entering the Land

    • Student Notes L09-12

    • L09 - Entering the Land

    • L10 - Entering the Land

    • L11 - Entering the Land

    • L12 - Entering the Land

  • 5

    Conquering the Land

    • Student Notes L13-18

    • L13 - Conquering the Land

    • L14 - Conquering the Land

    • L15 - Conquering the Land

    • L16 - Conquiering the Land

    • L17 - Conquering the Land

    • L18 - Conquering the Land

  • 6

    Dividing the Land

    • Student Notes L19-21

    • L19 - Dividing the Land

    • L20 - Dividing the Land

    • L21 - Famous Last Words

  • 7

    Intro to Judges

    • Student Notes L22

    • L22 - Intro to Judges

  • 8

    National Unfaithfulness

    • Student Notes L23-24

    • L23 - National Unfaithfulness

    • L24 - National Unfaithfulness

  • 9

    National Servitude

    • Student Notes L25-32

    • L25 - National Servitude

    • L26 - National Servitude

    • L27 - National Servitude

    • L28 - National Servitude

    • L29 - National Servitude

    • L30 - National Servitude

    • L31 - National Servitude

    • L32 - National Servitude

  • 10

    National Corruption

    • Student Notes L33-34

    • L33 - National Corruption

    • L34 - National Corruption