Bible Summary

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The Books of the Old Testament

The Pentateuch/ The Torah (5 books)
Genesis - Genesis, which means "beginnings," begins with the creation of the world and man. The first half of the book also covers the early history of man, the story of Noah and the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. The second half of the book is about the Patriarchs of God's chosen people ... from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob. It ends with the story of Joseph and the Israelites moving to Egypt.

Exodus - Enslaved in Egypt for about 400 years, the Israelites call out to God for help. God brings up Moses, who delivers the people out of bondage. The travel to Mt. Sinai, where Moses receives the laws from God. The people make a covenant with Him ... so that He will
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Happiness results from obedience to God.

Song of Solomon - This is a love poem, written by Solomon, expressing the affection between a husband and wife.

The Major Prophets (5 books)
Isaiah - Isaiah, the great prophet of salvation, pleads with the people to stop their sinning and turn to God. If they do, they'll be blessed; if they don't, they will be destroyed. He is also known for his messianic prophecies that a 'suffering servant' will come to deliver the people.

Jeremiah - Jeremiah rebukes the people for their sins, and warns them that they must obey God. After a while, he tells the people that 'it's too late.' God will punish them for their sins. He tried to get them to understand that the Babylonians would be used by God to inflict this punishment.

Lamentations - Jeremiah, who is believed to have written the book, cries over the fall of Jerusalem. The book is a series of funeral dirges for the city.

Ezekiel - Ezekiel, one of the exiled Jews in Babylon, has a series of visions. He is able to foretell the restoration of the Jews to their Promised Land.

Daniel - Daniel, one of the Jews taken in the first Exile of 605 BC, becomes an important official in the king's court. Daniel and his friends continue to show their captors of God's power and protection of his chosen people. Daniel is also able to interpret the king's
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