Old Testament History

The Old Testament History books set the themes for all of life and the rest of the Bible, detail God’s covenants with his people, and explain how mankind progressed [or regressed] in its relationship with God until the time of Christ’s coming.

LeeAnn in the water tunnel King Hezekiah dug before the siege.

Genesis 13.14-15 NASB: The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.”

Ruth 1.1-5 Sermon [8 pages]
What is this story about? Why is it in the Bible? How should we study a biblical narrative?

Ruth 1.6-2.23 Sermon [8 pages]
There is a contrast here: one character walking by faith and obedience, seeking answers in the covenant; the other walking by the flesh.

Ruth 3.1-4.22 Sermon [8 pages]
Finding answers in God's covenants yields righteousness and provision! And God had a plan all along and a purpose for this book!

1 Samuel Notes [5 pages]
Summarizing notes on 1 Samuel

2 Samuel Notes [1 page]
Summarizing notes on 2 Samuel

Esther Teaching Notes [3 pages]
Summarizing notes on the book of Esther

Archaeological Evidence for Old Testament History [3 pages]
A list of archaeological finds that support Old Testament historical teachings

ANE Religions and Israelite Monotheism [4 pages]
Short essays contrasting Israelite monotheism with the religions of the ancient near east

Documentary Hypothesis [1 page]
A brief defense of a single author for the first five books of the Bible

Old Testament Chronology [12 pages]
A one page timeline for Old Testament history and then supporting evidence for the dates

Deuteronomy’s Influence [5 pages]
A sampling of how understanding Deuteronomy is essential for understanding anything else in the Bible

Cycles of the Judges [8 pages]
Notes on the covenant references and cycles of obedience in Judges