WALK-THRU THE OLD TESTAMENT

The Bible begins with FOUR GREAT EVENTS (Genesis 1-11)

Creation

Fall

Flood

Tower (Job?)

In Genesis Chapter 12 God Called Abraham

Ur of the Chaldees

Persian Gulf

Two Rivers

Tigris and Euphrates

Four People

Sarah

Abraham

Lot

Terah

Three Promises to Abraham

Land

Seed

Blessing

They left Ur of the Chaldees and came to Haran

Terah kicks the bucket

Came down into the land of Palestine

First thing he saw was a Sea

Sea of Galilee

Jordan River

Dead Sea

Mediterranean Sea

Land in between the Land of Palestine

At the top Dan

At the bottom Beersheba

150 miles

Abraham had two sons



Ishmael

Isaac

Isaac had two sons

Jacob

Esau



Jacob had 12 sons and 1 daughter–"Dinah”

Youngest son–Benjamin

Most important son–Joseph

Joseph was sold into slavery in the land of Egypt

Rises to prominence

His family follows

Joseph kicks the bucket

Things go downhill

Period of 400 years

Children of Israel end up in bondage

In Exodus Chapter 1 God raises up a mighty new deliverer–Moses (Exodus)

Goes before Pharaoh

"Let my people go.”

"No!”

"Let my people go.”

"No!”

"Let my people go.”

"No!”

So God sent the Ten Plagues

Last one is the death of the firstborn–The Passover

Children of Israel cross the Red Sea–The Exodus

Make a Sharp Right Turn

Come to Mount Sinai where God gives the Law (Leviticus)

Moral

Civil

Ceremonial

And the plans for the Tabernacle

Leave Mount Sinai where they come to Kadesh-Barnea (Numbers)

Send out 12 spies

10-"No”

2–"Go”

Joshua and Caleb

So they wander in the wilderness for 40 years

Generation dies

Eat manna and quail

Come to the top of the Dead Sea

Moses preaches three long sermons and he kicks the bucket (Deuteronomy)

God raises up a mighty new deliverer–His name is Joshua (Joshua)

Cross the Jordan River

Conquer Jericho and Ai

Divide and conquer–first South, then North

Takes seven years

Divide the land among 12 tribes

Period of Judges (Judges, Ruth)



400 years

Period of Cycles–Up and Down

Four Great Judges

Gideon

Samson

Deborah

Samuel

Three Great Kings (I & II Samuel)

Saul

David (Psalms)

Solomon (Prov; Ecc; Song of Sol)

40-40-40

120

United Kingdom

In 931 B.C., the kingdom splits over taxes. (I & II Kings/ I & II Chron)

North —- Israel —- 10 tribes —- 19 kings —- 0 good kings

South —- Judah —- 2 tribes —- 20 kings —- 8 good kings

Israel lasted 200 years (Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Nahum)

Straight down

In 722 B.C. captured by Assyrians

Scattered

Did they return? No

Judah lasted 350 years (Jeremiah, Joel, Jonah, Micah, Habakkuk, Zephaniah)

Slid down

In 586 B.C. captured by Babylonians (Lamentations)

Exile

70 years (Ezekiel, Daniel)

Did they return? Yes



Three Great Leaders

Zerubbabel (Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

Ezra Esther)

Nehemiah (Nehemiah)



Zerubbabel rebuilt the Temple

Ezra rebuilt the People

Nehemiah rebuilt the Wall

(Malachi)

400 “Silent” Years

Birth of Christ

The Walk-Thru Geography

Ur

Haran

Palestine

Abraham

Isaac

Jacob

Joseph

Egypt

Wilderness

Top of Dead Sea

Joshua

Judges

Saul

David

Solomon

Kingdom Splits

Israel to Assyria

Judah to Babylon

Return

The Walk-Thru Chronology

2000 B.C. – Abraham

1446 B.C. – The Exodus

931 B.C. – Kingdom Splits

722 B.C. – Israel captured by Assyria

586 B.C. – Judah captured by Babylon

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