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Bible Facts:

66 books – 40 authors – covers a period of 1600 years.

OT written mostly in Hebrew (few passages in Aramaic)

100 years before Christian era OT was translated into Greek

Bible = Greek Biblos = book

Testament = covenant/agreement

String of Pearls…Genesis to Revelation…whole Bible story.

OT =    Law – 5

            Historical – 12

            Poetical – 5

            Prophetical – 17 (major – 5, minor – 12)

NT =    Gospels – 4

            History – 1     

            Prophecy – 1

            Epistles – 21 (Pauline – 13, general – 8)

Christ quotes 22 OT books  (Matt – 19, Mark – 1, Luke – 25, John – 11)

Hebrews quotes OT 85 times

Revelation quotes OT 245 times.

OT  - Principle places

  1. Eden  (Gen 1-3)
  2. Ararat  (Gen 8:4)
  3. Babel  (Gen 11:1-11)
  4. UR of the Chaldees  (Gen 11:28-12:3)
  5. Canaan (with Abraham)  (Gen 12:4-7)
  6. Egypt (with Joseph)  (Gen 37-45, esp 41:41)
  7. Sinai  (Ex 19:16-20:21)
  8. Wilderness  (Num 14:26-35)
  9. Canaan (with Joshua)  (Josh 1:1-9)
  10. Assyria (captivity of Israel)  (2 Ki 18:9-12)
  11. Babylon (captivity of Judah)  (2 Ki 24:11-16)
  12. Canaan (Palestine – return of the exiles)  (Ezra 1:1-2:70)

 

 

 

 

OT – PRINCIPLE FACTS

  1. Creation  (Fen 1:1-2:3)
  2. Fall of Man  (Gen 3)
  3. Flood  (Gen 6-9)
  4. Babel  (Gen 11:1-9)
  5. Call of Abraham  (Gen 11:10-12:3)
  6. Descent into Egypt  (Gen 46 – 47)
  7. Exodus  (Ex 7-12)
  8. Passover  (Ex 12)
  9. Giving of the Law  (Ex 19-24)
  10. Wilderness wanderings  (Num 13-14)
  11. Conquest of the Promised Land  (Josh 11)
  12. Dark ages of the chosen people  (Judges)
  13. Anointing of Saul as King  (1Sam 9:27-10:1)
  14. Golden age of Israelites under David and Solomon – United Kingdom  (2 Sam 5:4-5, 1 Ki 10:6-8)
  15. The divided Kingdom – Israel and Judah  (1 Ki 12:26-33)
  16. The Captivity  (2 Ki 17:25)
  17. The Return  (Ezra)

NT PRINCIPLE FACTS

      1.   Early life of Christ   (Matt 1:18-2:23, Luke 1-2)

  1. Ministry of Christ  (Gospels of Matt, Mk, Luke and John)
  2. Church in Jerusalem  (Acts 1-2)
  3. Church extending to the Gentiles  (Acts 10-11, 13-20)
  4. Church in all the world  (Rom 10-11, 115, Eph 2:22-23

PRINCIPLE PERIODS

1.         Period of the patriarchs to Moses – Genesis

A.The godly line – leading events

    1. Creation
    2. Fall
    3. Flood
    4. Dispersion

B.  The chosen family – leading events

      1.  Call of Abraham

                  2.  The descent into Egypt – bondage

2.         Period of great leaders:  Moses to Saul – Exodus to Samuel

A.   Exodus from Egypt

B.   Wandering in wilderness

C.   Conquest of Canaan

D.   Rule of the Judges

3.         Period of the kings:  Saul to the captivities – Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, the                                                                                                         prophetical books

A.  The united Kingdom

    1. Saul #. David
    2. Solomon

B.  The divided Kingdom

1.  Judah

2.  Israel

4.         Period of foreign rulers:  Captivities to Christ – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Prophecies of Daniel and Ezekiel

A.  Captivity of Israel

B.  Captivity of Judah

5.         Christ – the Gospels

6.         The Church – Acts and the Epistles

            A.  In Jerusalem

            B.  Extending to the Gentiles

            C.  In all the world.

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