An Overview of the Old Testament

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					An Overview of the Old
     Testament
     A General Perspective
             Genesis
Creation            Death of Joseph          Moses’ Life (120 Years)
 •Adam
 (Eden)
                              Exodus
                 Israelites                Tabernacle
  •Seth          Come to      431 Years     Finished
 •Noah             Egypt
 •Abraham
  (Canaan)                                Leviticus
  •Isaac
  •Jacob            •Israelite Threat 1 Month
                                                  God in
                   •Increase burdens               Midst
    •12                                          Of Israel
  Tribal               •10 Plagues
  Heads                 •Passover
                   •Crossing Red Sea
 (Egypt)
                  •10 Commandments
                                            Numbers         Israel Tests
                                                                God
                      •Golden Calf        38 yrs. 10 months
                    •Moses’ Pleading         Two Census
                 •Building Tabernacle             Deuteronomy
                                                        1 month    Final Addresses
                                                                      Of Moses
 Joshua           Judges       United Kingdom
  40 yrs           324 yrs. (Ruth)    116 yrs.
Joshua 1- 24     Judges 1 – I Sam.9 I Samuel 10 – I Kings 11
   Land Promise      15 Judges           Saul
     Fulfilled      Lead God’s          David
   With Western       People           Solomon
  Side Conquered Against Enemy
               Ill
                     Seriously Ill


                             Critically Ill
        Hosea        Amos

   19 Kings/ 9 Dynasties
                                                 Assyrian
             Israel                              722 B.C.
(I Kg.12 – II Kg.18)

DIVIDED KINGDOM
   Obadiah         Jonah    Nahum                 Babylonians
                                                606, 597, 586 B.C
        19 kings/ 1 Dynasty
                      Judah
          I Kg.12 – II Kg. 25
                                     Habakkuk
 Joel                  Micah
          Isaiah
                                    Zephaniah
                                                             Jesus Comes
Judah Continuing to……..                                    of Seed of David
 Babylonians
1st Deportation Daniel
    606 B.C.
      Babylonians
    2nd Deportation Ezekiel
        597 B.C.
        Babylonians
       3rd Deportation Jeremiah
           586 B.C.       st
                           1 Return
                         Temple Rebuilt   Esther
         Babylon                          483 – 473
                        538 – 516 B.C.
       Falls to Persia                      B.C.
                       Zerubbabel
         539 B.C.                            2nd Return
                          Ezra 1 - 6
                                            Law Restored
                                                                Malachi
                                               457 B.C.
                                                                3rd Return
                          Haggai               Ezra             Walls Rebuilt
                                                                444 – 425 B.C.
                                            Ezra 7 - 10
                         Zachariah                             Nehemiah
       GOD’S STORY
      The Lord rules forever; His throne is from
             generation to generation.
                      Lam.5:19

 ISRAEL’S                                  REFORMS
ENTRANCE                                  INSTIGATED
   INTO                                  BY NEHEMIAH
  CANAAN                                    432 B.C.
  1407 B.C.
Make-Up of the Old Testament

       • Five Books of Law
   • Twelve Books of History
     • Five Books of Poetry
      • Five Major Prophets
    • Twelve Minor Prophets
Chronological Overview
        of OT
 • Abraham to Moses (600 years)
   • Moses to David (400 years)
 • David to Nehemiah (600 years)
 • Nehemiah to Christ (400 years)
           Old Testament History
                       Twelve Periods

•   Antediluvian             •   Judges (1367-1043 B.C.)
•   Postdiluvian             •   United Kingdom (1043-930)
•   Patriarchal (215 yrs.)   •   Divided Kingdom (930 to 722)
•   Egyptian (430 yrs.)      •   Judean (722- 586)
•   Wilderness (40 yrs.)     •   Exilic (586-538)
•   Conquest (1407-1367)     •   Postexilic (538-432)
OLD TESTAMENT
   HISTORY

                                    God was moving
                                  toward the goal of the
 “But when the fullness of time     redemption of all
 came, God sent forth His Son,      people in Christ
 born of a woman, born under             Jesus.
           the Law”
         Galatians 4:4
HISTORICAL BOOKS
     Four Axes

KINGSHIP    PROPHETS




            SANCTUARY
  WORSHIP
 Value of the Old Testament Books
• Jesus knew and loved      • Completely true (Jn.10:35;
  these books.                2 Tim.3:16; 2 Pt.1:21)
• Paul said many valuable   • Furnish a framework in
  lessons in these books      which the message of
  (Rm.15:4; 1 Cor.10:11)      Israel’s prophets can be
• Capable of making one       understood.
  wise (2 Tim.3:15)         • Expand on the meaning of
• Pointed toward Christ       NT concepts
  (Jn.5;39; Lk.24:44f)      • Provide shadows of the
                              work of Christ

				
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