The Books of the Old Testament: A Summary

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Summary of the Books of the Old Testament Narrative book Exodus The book of Exodus is noted as a narrative though is gradually changes to the book of law as chapter 20 where God reveals to Moses the Ten Commandments. The narrative is around 400 years after Jacob's family moved to Egypt and had many descendants. These descendants were under extreme torture and slavery by the Egyptians. Moses, though raised as an Egyptians in the king's palace he was born of an Israelite and tossed away by the mother to escape the terrible times the Israelites were going through. Once Moses escapes from Israel, God uses the burning bush to tell him that he was to deliver the Israelites. Moses was handed signs, to show Pharaoh that it was God who sent him, in the form of plagues every time Pharaoh refused to let Israelites go. The last plague where first born sons died among the Egyptian households made Pharaoh to let them go hence the Passover ritual. Moses led them to Mt. Sinai where God gave him the Ten Commandments. Daniel (narrative) This is a book that is largely a narrative book but shifts from narrative to apocalypse in many instances. We see Daniel having the ability from God to read and interpret the dreams across Babylon and also see visions. It was indeed the interpretation of the dream that Nebuchadnezzar had that saved Daniel and his three friends from jail. The king went ahead and built a gold idol that was to be worshipped but Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refuse to
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