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Isaiah

As we hit different Old Testament books in the Text Project, I post little summaries here on my blog. If you are too lazy to read, here's a video version for ya: Isaiah Author Isaiah, a prophet Date Somewhere around 700 BC Theme God always has his people, even if everyone else is walking away. In Isaiah, we see the prophet calling God's ...

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Job

Over a year ago, I was blogging my way through the Old Testament and I stopped. I figure I will periodically pick it up again as we encounter various books in the Text Project. Since we are reading through Job right now, I figured I'd start here. Job Author Nobody, this side of heaven, can identify the author of this book. Date Experts are all over on this ...

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1st and 2nd Chronicles

Today, I'm going to continue my series going through the books of the Old Testament by hitting two: 1st and 2nd Chronicles. Again, this makes sense because they were originally one book. 1st Chronicles Author We can't know for certain, though much Jewish tradition attributes it to Ezra. It is very likely there were several authors with our editor compiling ...

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1st and 2nd Kings

Today, I'm going to continue my series going through the books of the Old Testament by hitting two: 1st and 2nd Kings. Again, this makes sense because they were originally one book. 1st Kings Author We can't know for certain, though much Jewish tradition attributes it to Jeremiah. Date Around 550 BC Theme This book picks up the historical account of Israel ...

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1st and 2nd Samuel

OK, I've been a tad slow in my Old Testament updates, because I decided I didn't want them to rule my blogging. I'll get to them as I can throughout the next month, but they most likely won't happen on a daily basis. Today, I hit two books (to make up for lost time). It also fits because the earliest Hebrew manuscripts had these two books combined into one. ...

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Old Testament Timeline

This past weekend at Riv, I promised that I would post the timeline of the Old Testament I shared with everyone. For some reason, I had a real hard time finding one of these online so I figured this may be a good resource for you. Click here to download a printable PDF version.

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Ruth

This weekend at Riv, I am going to be teaching on the book of Ruth. Those of you who read my blog on Saturdays will get a sneak peek of the message by reading this summary. Ruth Author Traditionally, Samuel has been listed as the author of Ruth although I think that is unlikely since Samuel wouldn't have referenced King David in the end of the book since David ...

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Judges

Judges Author Traditionally, Samuel has been listed as the author of Judges although we can't know for sure and that's just an educated guess Date 1050-1000 BC Theme This book is the opposite of Joshua. Where Joshua shows everything going well for the Jews, Judges shows everything unraveling. Not just once, either. It shows their world unravelling seven ...

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Joshua

Joshua Author Joshua Date 1400-1370 BC Theme This book chronicles the jews leaving the desert and conquering the land God promised them. We see the mantle of leadership pass from Moses to Joshua. What this book teaches me about Jesus "Joshua" means "God Saves." The Greek version of this name is "Jesus." There are a few little bits of foreshadowing to Jesus ...

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Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy Author Moses, with someone else (probably Joshua) adding the last chapter. Date 1410 BC Theme This book is a "best of Moses" sermon series. It basically manuscripts his teachings over a 40 day period at the tail end of his life. This is a really cool book because Moses is passing the message of God onto a new generation. They had not been ...

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