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Historical Books. Historical Books. The sixteen historical books of the bible tell the story of God at work in the history of ancient Israel from the settlement of Canaan to the Kingdom of the Maccabees. Spans Israelite history from 1250 BC to 100 BC

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Historical books

Historical Books


Historical books1

Historical Books

  • The sixteen historical books of the bible tell the story of God at work in the history of ancient Israel from the settlement of Canaan to the Kingdom of the Maccabees.

  • Spans Israelite history from 1250 BC to 100 BC

  • Conquest of Canaan under Joshua, and the leadership of the Joshua and the Judges

    • Judges as military, conciliatory, and spiritual leaders

    • Formation of a tribal confederation.

    • Miracle of Divine warfare


Historical books cont d

HISTORICAL BOOKS CONT’D

  • Rise of the United Kingdom under King David

    • King Saul

    • King David

    • King Solomon

  • Division of the kingdom into Judah (south) and Israel (north) Solomon begins to oppress the people; His son continues the tyranny

    • Rehoboam

    • Jeroboham

  • Fall of the kingdoms (722 BC & 587 BC)

    • Destruction of Israel by the Assyrian Empire

    • Conquest by and Exile of Judah to Babylonia


God in the history of israel

God in the History of Israel

  • Tribal Confederation

  • United Kingdom

  • Divided Kingdom

  • Destruction of Israel & Exile of Judah

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • Short time of Independence


Pattern of sin

Pattern of Sin

  • Israelites would forget their covenant with God and sin.

  • They would suffer a disaster.

  • Then they would pray to God and ask for forgiveness and help.

  • God would send help

  • They would achieve success

  • God offers his love

  • When they were comfortable again, they would return to their sinful ways and begin the cycle again


Divine warfare

The Idea, unique to the Israelites, that God will fight not just with them but for them against their enemies

Battle of Jericho

Battle against Sisera

Battle against the Midianites

The destruction of the Philistine temple.

Divine Warfare

☺*“BATTLE” BETWEEN DAVID

AND GOLIATH


Book of joshua

Book of Joshua

  • Spans from about 1250-1200BC

  • Military hero- Joshua

  • Conquest of the Promised Land by a number of well executed battles. Beginning with the battle of Jericho

  • Divine or Miracle warfare

  • Theme: God will preserve the Israelites on their land as long as they obeyed the commandments

  • Division of the land

  • Farewell from Joshua


Book of judges

Book of Judges

Spans from about 1220-1000BC

Military heroes- Judges (12)

The gradual takeover of the Promised land by the Israelites. God sends chosen leaders when they are needed

Theme: God raises up mighty heroes to protect the people, even flawed heroes

Divine or Miracle Warfare;

Deborah

Gideon

Samson


Conquest settlement of the promised land

Book of Joshua

Battle of Jericho

Canaan won by intense battles

Israelites drove the Canaanites out

Concentrates on Joshua as the hero

Assignment of the land

Book of Judges

Israelites gained control of the land gradually by small battles and just moving in

People were a mixture of Israelites and Canaanites who stayed

Concentrates on the Judges as the leaders of the people.

Conquest & Settlement of the Promised Land

Both books relay the account of the conquest and settlement of the Promised Land


Post exilic history

Ezra

Nehemiah

1 Maccabees

2 Maccabees

Book of Tobit

Book of Esther

Post Exilic History


Archeology

Archeology

  • Conquest & Settlement

    • Major Upheaval in Middle East about 1200 BC

    • Dark Age followed

  • Exile

    • Signs of absence of activity in Jerusalem


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