Monday, August 14, 2006

Old Testament Thesis Part 2

morals; laws for priests, feasts and exhortations. The Book of Numbers starts about 1400 B.C. in which the Book of Deuteronomy describes the final discourses of Moses. Approximatly 1400 B.C. to 1350 B.C. covers Gods dealing with Joshua and the promised land entered; conquest of the land; the land divided and settled and the appeal and death of Joshua.

The Book of Judges covers from 1350 B.C. to 1110 B.C. and describes God dealing with the people through the twelve Judges of Israel. Also in this time period, simultaneously, the Book of Ruth covers about 1300 B.C. to 1250 B.C. describing Ruth's faith and fidelity. Also during the same era, the Psalms are written, mostly by David 1375 B.C. to 1080 B.C. and the Book of Proverbs written by Solomon, covering lessons of wisdom, prayer etc. covers about 1360 B.C. to 1070 B.C. The Book of Ecclesiastes covers about 1355 B.C. to 1165 B.C. describing the preacher's lessons on earthly vanities, resulting exhortations and conclusions. Song of Solomon describes the love of the bride and bridegroom and covers from about 1130 B.C. to 1110 B.C. The Book of I Samuel covers from about 1100 B.C. to 1010 B.C. and describes the rise of David and King Saul's reign. 2 Samuel covers from about 1010 B.C. to 965 B.C. and describes King David's reign. The Book of first and second Kings cover from about 965 B.C. to 560 B.C. and describe King Solomon's reign, Elijah's ministry and the kings of Israel and Judah, Elisha's ministry to the fall of Israel, to the fall of Jerusalem.

Also, simultaneously during this era, the books of first and second chronicles cover from about 1025 B.C. to 540 B.C. and give genealogies from Adam to post-exile and also describe King David's and Solomon's reigns, and describe the kings of Judah.

The Pre-Exilic prophets cover: Joel, day of the Lord; from about 1020 to 1025 B.C.; Jonah, extent of God's mercy; covering also from about 1020 to 1025 B.C.; and Amos, describing nations to be judged and Israel's' sins, warnings and punishments covering from 1025 B.C. to 990 B.C. The Book of Micah covering from 1005 B.C. to 980 B.C describes Israel and Judah to be judged, the messianic kingdom, and the state of God's people. Hosea covers from 1110 B.C to 990 B.C. and describes unfaithful Israel symbolized, Israel's sin and chastisement, and their hope.

Amos covers from 1030 B.C. to 985 B.C. and discusses nations to be judged, Israel's sins with warnings and punishments. The Book of Isaiah covers the period from about 970 B.C. to 715 B.C. and describes Judah to be judged, nations to be judged, kingdoms to be established, Hezekiah delivered, Israel to be delivered redemption through God's servant and redeemed Israel's glory. The Book of Jeremiah covers from about 975 B.C, to 790 B.C. and Judah's judgement, promised restoration, inflicted judgement and other nations to be judged. The Book of Lamitations is all about mourning for Jerusalem and covers from about 790 B.C. to 760 B.C. Obediah covers from 720 B.C. to 690 B.C. and the coming judgement of Edom. The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah cover from about 975 B.C. to 925 B.C. and discusses Nineveh to judged, Judah to be judged and warning of judgement in general all disobedient people.

The Books of the Exilic Prophets are Ezekiel and Daniel. Ezekiel covers from about 890 B.C. to 530 B.C. and describes Ezekiels call to service, Judah to be judged, nations to be judged and Israel's restoration with the end of the age and the temple and its worship. Daniel covers from about 510 B.C. to 430 B.C. and his visions and his stay in the Babylonian court. The Books of the Post-Exilic Prophets are Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, and cover from about 525 B.C. to 400 B.C. and describe the rebuilding of the temple, Zechariah's visions and quest of fasts and the messianic prophecies including the first and second advents, and Israel being rebuked .

Therefore, in all of the above books of the Old Testament, at the approximate dates mentioned, God reveals Himself to the people in various ways to be discussed later.
The next 400 years are described by Bible scholars as "the silent years" because God does not reveal Himself to man again until about 4 B.C. when the Messiah is born fulfilling every verse of Old Testament Prophecy which alone would require another thesis to discuss.


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