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Article 12 of 32 from the Miscellaneous series

January 1998 – The Bible begins with FOUR GREAT EVENTS (Genesis 1-11)

Creation
Fall
Flood
Tower (Job?)

In Genesis Chapter 12 God Called Abraham

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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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