A couple of years ago, I was privileged to participate in a Bible study series that concentrated on revisiting and strengthening knowledge of basic Bible facts – literally just hitting the highlights. Here is part 1 of an outline of part of the Old testament portion of that study that I find useful from time to time for reference. I hope you find it useful as well. We may do some more of this with the New Testament later on.
Here are some book and chapter citings, as well as dates of key Old Testament events
- The Exodus (Exodus 12:33-Exodus 14) – about 1440 BC
- The reign of King Saul (1 Samuel 13-31) – about 1051 BC
- The reign of King David (2 Samuel 5-1 Kings 2) – about 1011 BC
- The reign of Solomon (1 Kings 2 – 1 Kings 11) – about 970 BC
- The Kingdom divided (1 Kings 12) – 930 BC
- Assyrian Captivity (2 Kings 17) – 722 BC
- Babylonian Captivity (2 Kings 24) – 605 BC
- Jerusalem burned (2 Chronicles 36) – 586 BC
- Return from captivity (Ezra 1) – 535 BC
- End of the Old Testament (Malachi 4) – about 400 BC
In part 2, we will attempt a one or two sentence description of the 39 books of the OT.
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