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Title: The Bible Has A Story To Tell


1
The Bible Has A Story To Tell
  • The Books
  • Of
  • Old Testament History

2
The Bible Has A Story To Tell
  • G. K. Pennington

3
The Bible Has A Story To Tell
  • In a sense biblical history starts with the
    creation but the History of Israel as a nation in
    the land starts with Joshua.

4
The Old Testament Is the Foundation for the
Main Event
Return from captivity
Captivity and exile
United Kingdom
Great Patriarchs
Israel in Egypt
Wanderings
Mt. Sinai
Conquest
Exodus
Judges
Adam
Abraham Isaac Jacob Joseph
Saul David Solomon
5
Books of History
  • Joshua Conquering a place to live
  • Preparing to enter the land 1-5
  • Conquering the land 6-137
  • Central campaign
  • Southern Campaign
  • Northern Campaign
  • Settling the land 138-24

6
Books of History
  • Judges The struggle for faithfulness
  • Key Passage (Judges 176 NIV) In those days
    Israel had no king everyone did as he saw fit.
  • There are seven cycles of Judges in various parts
    of the country beginning in chapter 3.
  • The book ends with a look at Israel's failure to
    be a righteous people because of idolatry,
    immorality, and the brutality of war.

7
The Cycle of Judges
Favor with God
Deliverance
Sin
Oppression
8
Books of History
  • Ruth
  • A Moabite woman
  • King Davids great grandmother
  • The inclusion of this story shows Gods interest
    in people of other nations and his inclusion of
    them in redemption.

9
Books of History
  • 1 Samuel Saul to David
  • Samuel Judge of Israel.
  • Saul First king of the United Kingdom.
  • David His popularity increases among the people.
  • Key individuals Eli Samuel Saul David
  • Key Passage Davids reluctance to kill Saul
  • (1 Sam 246 NIV) He said to his men, "The LORD
    forbid that I should do such a thing to my
    master, the Lord's anointed, or lift my hand
    against him for he is the anointed of the LORD."

10
Books of History
  • 2 Samuel David as king
  • Davids successes
  • Davids sins
  • Davids troubles
  • The Lord said to David
  • "When your days are over and you rest with your
    fathers, I will raise up your offspring to
    succeed you, who will come from your own body,
    and I will establish his kingdom." (2 Sam 712)

11
Books of History
  • 1 Kings
  • Solomon as king (1-11)
  • Civil war and the divided kingdom

United Kingdom
12
Books of History
  • 2 Kings
  • Divided kingdom continues
  • Israel exiled to Assyria (17)
  • Judah exiled to Babylon (25)

Israel captured by Assyria
722 BC
Judah captured by Babylon
586 BC
13
Books of History
  • 1 2 Chronicles
  • Retelling of history
  • Written after the exile

1 Chronicles Adam to David
2 Chronicles Solomon to end of the exile
14
Books of History
  • Ezra and Nehemiah
  • Return from exile in a series of returns.
  • Written after the exile

Ezra Return of Zerubbabel Census and rebuilding
of the temple Return of Ezra
Nehemiah Rebuilding of the walls Strengthening
of the people
15
Books of History
  • Esther
  • A Jewish woman who became queen of Persia
  • Her actions saved the Jewish people and preserved
    the family through which the messiah would come.

16
Brief Look At History
Return from captivity
Captivity and exile
United Kingdom
Great Patriarchs
Israel in Egypt
Wanderings
Mt. Sinai
Conquest
Exodus
Judges
Adam
Abraham Isaac Jacob Joseph
Saul David Solomon
17
The Bible Books Have A Purpose
  • Law
  • History
  • Poetry
  • Prophecy

18
Overview of Bible Structure
  • Old Testament Foundation for the story
  • Gospels They tell the story of Jesus
  • Acts Tells the results of the story
  • Letters Encouragement
  • Course correction

19
On the discussion board respond to these
questions. Follow the treads under my initial
postings.
  • What is the purpose of the books of 1 2
    Chronicles?
  • What is the most intriguing part of the books of
    history and why?
  • What do you think would allow you to understand
    the books of history better?
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