Friday, March 12, 2010

Old Testiment Summaries/Adult Sunday School/Randy Spears Sr.

Genesis: Describes the creation; gives the historyof the old world, and of the steps taken by God toward the formation of theocracy.
Exodus: The history of Israel's departure from Egypt; the giving of the law; the tabernacle.
Leviticus: The cerimonial law.
Numbers: The cencus of the people; the story of the wanderings in the wilderness.
Deuteronomy: The law rehearsed; the death of Moses.
Joshua: The story of the conquest and partition of Canaan.
Judges: The history of the nation from Joshua to Samson.
Ruth: The story of the ancestors and of the royal family of Judah.
1 Samuel: The story of the nation during the judgeship of Samuel and the reign of Saul.
2 Samuel: The story of the reign of David.

1 and 2 Kings: The books of Kings form only one book in the Hebrew MSS. They contain the history of the nation from David's death and Solomon's accention to the destruction of the kingdom of Judah and the desolation of Jerusalem, with a supplemental notice of the liberation of Jehoiachin from his prison at Babylon, twenty-six years later; they comprehend the whole time of the Israelitish monarchy, exclusive of the reigns of Saul and David.
The Books of Chronicles: Are so called as being record made by the appointed historiographers of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel; they are the official histories of those kingdoms.
Ezra: The story of the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, and of the rebuilding of the temple.
Nehemiah: A further account of the rebuilding of the temple and city, and of the obstacles encountered and overcome.
Esther: The story of a Jewess who becomes queen of Persia and saves the Jewish people from destruction.
Job: The story of the trials and patience of a holy man of Edom.
Psalms: A collection of sacred poems intended for use in the worship of Jehovah. Chiefly the productions of David.
Proverbs: The wise sayings of Solomon.
Ecclesiastes: A poem respecting the vanity of earthly things.
Solomon's Song: An allegory relating to the church.
Isaiah: Prophecies announcing the captivity of Judah, its suffering, and the final overthrow of its enemies.
Lamentations: The utterance of Jeremiah's sorrow upon the capture of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple.
Ezekiel: Messages of warning and comfort to the Jews in their captivity.
Daniel: A narrative of some of the occurrences of the capacity, and a series of prophecies concerning Christ.
Hosea: Prophecies relating to Christ and the latter days.
Joel: Prediction of woes upon Judah, and of the favor with which God will receive the penitent people.
Amos: Prediction that Israel and other neighboring nations will be punished by conquerors from the north, and of the fulfillment of the Messiah's kingdom.
Obidiah: Prediction of the desolation of Edom.
Jonah: Prophecies relating to Nineveh.
Micha: Predictions relating to the invasions of Shalmaneser and Sennacherib, the Babylonish captivity, the establishment of a theocratic kingdom in Jerusalem, and the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem.
Nahum: Prediction of the downfall of Assyria.
Habakkuk: A prediction of the doom of the Chaldeans.
Zephaniah: A prediction of the overthrow of Judah for its idolatry and wickedness.
Haggai: Prophecies concerning the rebuilding of the temple.
Zechariah: Prophecies relating to the rebuilding of the temple and the Messiah.
Malachi: Prophecies relating to the calling of the Gentiles and the coming Christ.