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History In and Of the Bible. Part 1: The History in the Bible. Some Bible Stats. Chapters There are 929 chapters in the Old Testament and 260 chapters in the New Testament. This gives a total of 1,189 chapters (on average, 18 per book).

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history in and of the bible

History In and Of the Bible

Part 1:

The History in the Bible

some bible stats
Some Bible Stats
  • Chapters
    • There are 929 chapters in the Old Testament and 260 chapters in the New Testament. This gives a total of 1,189 chapters (on average, 18 per book).
    • Psalm 117 is the middle chapter of the Bible, being the 595th Chapter.
    • Psalm 117 is also the shortest chapter of the Bible.
    • Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible.
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Some Bible Stats
  • Verses
    • There are 23,145 verses in the Old Testament and 7,957 verses in the New Testament. This gives a total of 31,102 verses, which is an average of a little more than 26 verses per chapter.
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Some OT Stats

Number of books: 39 

Chapters: 929 

Verses: 23,145

Middle book: Proverbs 

Middle chapter: Job 20 

Middle verses: 2 Chronicles 20:17,18 

Smallest book: Obadiah 

Shortest verse: 1 Chronicles 1:25 

Longest verse: Esther 8:9 

Longest chapter: Psalms 119 

Largest book: Psalms 

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Some NT Stats

Number of books: 27 Chapters: 260 Verses: 7,957 Middle book: 2 Thessalonians Middle chapters: Romans 8, 9 Middle verse: Acts 27:17 Smallest book: 3 John Shortest verse: John 11:35 Longest verse: Revelation 20:4 Longest chapter: Luke 1 Largest book: Luke

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Why are we here this morning?

Where did the Bible come from?

(Sunday School answer: God!)

Why did the Bible come to us?

When did the Bible come to us?

It is difficult to fully-appreciate the pages of Scripture without first understanding the history during which God gave it.

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Where did the Bible come from?

2 Peter 1:21 (NIV, 1984)

For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:13

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

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Where did the Bible come from?

“Verbal Inspiration”

Since every word of Scripture was inspired, we also call this process verbal inspiration, or word-for-word inspiration. This is not to be equated with mechanical dictation, since the Holy Spirit guided the writers as they used their individual vocabularies and writing styles.

Question:

In how many languages was the Bible FIRST written?

Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek

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Where did the Bible come from?

The Scripture is a unified whole, true and without error in everything it says, for the Savior said,

John 10:35

"The Scripture cannot be broken."

Therefore it is the infallible authority and guide for everything we believe and do.

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Why did the Bible come to us?

The Bible is fully sufficient, clearly teaching people all they need to know to get to heaven. It makes us…

2 Timothy 3:15

"wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus“

and it equips us for…

2 Timothy 3:17

"every good work.”

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Why did the Bible come to us?

Since God's plan of salvation has been fully revealed in the canonical books of the Bible, we need and expect no other revelations

Hebrews 1:1, 2.

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

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Why did the Bible come to us?

The church is built on the teachings of the apostles and prophets 

Ephesians 2:20

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

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Why did the Bible come to us?

In summary!

John 20:31

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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The History In the Bible

History = “His story”

Daniel 2:20b-21

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;    wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons;    he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise    and knowledge to the discerning.”

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The History In the Bible
  • Old Testament (OT) covers approximately 4000 years of earth’s history in general and of God’s people specifically
    • 4000-400 BC (give or take)
    • Remember: Time before Christ (BC) counts backward!
    • It didn’t take all these millennia to write the OT. That was done over a period of about 1000 years
  • New Testament covers about one century
    • 1-100 AD
    • It was written over a period of about 50 years
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1500 BC

1000 BC

930 BC

Jesus’ return

4 BC

586 BC

722 BC

Israel

United Kingdom

120 yrs

silence

Patriarchs

3500 yrs

Exodus - Judges

400 yrs

Judah

divided kingdom

New Testament Christians

us

2000 AD

Abraham

~2000 BC

period of Patriarchs

period of Conquest

Jesus

period of Wanderings

The History In the Bible
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Lesson Three: Old Testament History

The Savior forAll Nationalities

Luke 24:27

The History In the Bible

God picked a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

God Made A Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him the rules for living.

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

God Selects a Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Fathers of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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The History In the Bible: Abraham and the Patriarchs

God picked a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

The Savior forAll Nationalities

Luke 24:27

God Makes a Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him the rules for living

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

God Selects a Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Fathers of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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The History In the Bible: Abraham and the Patriarchs

Anything you notice about lifespans before and after the flood?

They were longer

What do most of these people have in common?

In the line of the Savior

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The History In the Bible: Abraham and the Patriarchs
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The History In the Bible: Abraham and the Patriarchs

Birth of Abraham: 2166 BC

Jacob’s migration to Egypt: 1876 BC

Here’s a date to hang your hat on!

Abraham – 2000 BC

Can you name any famous events from Abraham’s life?

Rescuing Lot, prayer for Sodom and Gomorrah, sacrificing Isaac

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The History In the Bible: Abraham and the Patriarchs

God picked a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

The Savior forAll Nationalities

Luke 24:27

God Makes A Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him the rules for living

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

God Selects A Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Fathers of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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The History In the Bible: Abraham and the Patriarchs
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The History In the Bible: Moses, the Exodus, and the Journey

God picked a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

The Savior forAll Nationality

Luke 24:27

God Makes a Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him His rules for living

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

God Selects a Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Fathers of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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The History In the Bible: Moses, the Exodus, and the Journey

Significant Dates

  • Birth of Moses: 1527 BC
  • The Exodus: 1446 BC
    • Three months to Sinai
    • A year at Sinai
    • First foray into Canaan…back into the wilderness
  • Conquest of Jericho: 1406 BC
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The History In the Bible: Moses, the Exodus, and the Journey

Here’s another date to hang your hat on!

Moses – 1500 BC

How long did Moses and the Israelites wander in the wilderness between Egypt and the promised land Canaan?

Why?

What special thing occurred at Mt. Sinai?

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The History In the Bible: Moses, the Exodus, and the Journey

How long did Moses and the Israelites wander in the wilderness between Egypt and the promised land Canaan?

40 years

Why?

They disobeyed God! (they didn’t go and conquer Canaan when God wanted them too and tried to after God told them not too.)

What special thing occurred at Mt. Sinai?

Giving of the Ten Commandments

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The History In the Bible: Moses, the Exodus, and the Journey
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The History In the Bible: The Era of the Judges

God picked a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

The Savior forAll Nationalities

Luke 24:27

God Makes A Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him the rules for living

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

God Selects A Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Fathers of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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The History In the Bible: The Era of the Judges

Period of the Judges: 1389–1050 BC

This era is best summarized in

Judges 21:25

“In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.”

A period of frequent unfaithfulness to the LORD

Who were the more significant Judges?

Ehud, Gideon, Samson, Samuel

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The History In the Bible: The Age of the Kings

God picked a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

The Savior forAll Nationalities

Luke 24:27

God Makes A Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him the rules for living

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

God Selects A Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Fathers of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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The History In the Bible: The Age of the Kings

United Monarchy – One Nation

Saul 1050–1010 BC

David 1010–970 BC

Solomon 970–931 BC

Temple begun ca. 966 BC

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The History In the Bible: The Age of the Kings
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The History In the Bible: The Age of the Kings

Yet another hook to hang your memory hat on!

David – 1000BC

What are some significant events from David’s life?

Saul, Goliath, Bathsheba, Absalom

Why would God be so transparent with the openness of problems that people like David had?

It shows they are sinful too and need a Savior

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The History In the Bible: The Age of the Kings

Kings of Judah, the southern kingdom, loyal to the house of David

Rehoboam 931–913

Abijam 913–910

Asa 910–869

Jehoshaphat 872–848

Jehoram 848–841

Ahaziah 841

Athaliah 841–835

Joash 835-796

Amaziah 796–767

Uzziah 790–739

Jotham 751–736

Ahaz 742–728

Hezekiah 728–697

Manasseh 697–642

Amon 642–640

Josiah 640–609

Jehoahaz 609–608

Jehoiakim 608–597

Jehoiachin 597

Zedekiah 597–587

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The History In the Bible: The Age of the Kings

Hat hook!

Fall of Jerusalem – 586 BC

Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon

70 year captivity

By the way. What ever happened to the northern kingdom which abandoned the royal house of David?

Taken in to exile by Assyrian Empire in 722 BC, “10 lost tribes of Israel”

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The History In the Bible: The Period of the Prophets

God picked a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

The Savior forAll Nationalities

Luke 24:27

God Made A Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him the rules for living

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

God Selected A Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Fathers of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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The History In the Bible: The Period of the Prophets
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Inter-Testamental Period

400 year period between the last of the Old Testament Prophets, Malachi and the birth of Christ

Silent because there was no divinely-inspired prophecy

Loud because of what was going on in world history!

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Inter-Testamental Period
  • Under Alexander the Great 333-323 BC
    • Spread of Greek language and culture
    • Unifying of great portions of Europe and Asia
  • Under the Ptolemies - Egypt 319-198 BC
    • Writing of the “Septuagint” – the Greek translation of the OT
    • Formation of the Sanhedrin – Jewish Supreme Court
  • Under the Seleucids 198-167 BC
    • Restructuring of the Holy Land into “Counties”
      • Galilee, Samaria, Judea, Perea, Trachonitis
      • Maccabean revolts (Matthaias and Judas “The Hammer”)
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Alexander’s Empire

(Hellenistic Empire)

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Writing of Septuagint
  • Greek translation of Hebrew Old Testament
  • The Legend (via Letter of Aristeas – 2nd cent BC)
    • Commissioned by King Ptolemy II Philadelphus (3rd cent BC)
    • High priest in Jerusalem picked 6 men from each of the 12 tribes
    • 72 translators translated first five books of Moses separately
    • Each finished in 72 days
    • Each translation was identical
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Writing of Septuagint
  • Greek translation of Hebrew Old Testament
  • The Facts
    • Translated between 3rd to 1st Cent BC
    • There is not one Septuagint text
    • All books of Hebrew OT are in there
    • Order is the same as our English Bibles
    • Includes some books from Apocrypha (1+2 Maccabees, Tobit)
    • Includes some books in no other collection (3+4 Maccabees, Psalm 151)
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Inter-Testamental Period
  • An Independent Jewish State 167-63 BC
    • Hannukah “dedicate” (December 164 B.C.)
    • Struggle between Maccabeans, Hasidim and Hellenists
    • Division of Jewish denominations (Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Zealots)
  • Under the Romans 63 BC - 70 AD
    • The rise of the Herods (half-blood Jews)
    • Construction of empire-wide highway system
    • Ending of rampant piracy on the Mediterranean Sea
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Inter-Testamental Period

Put it all together!

Jews were migrating all over the Empire

Unified language…

“Quick” and safe travel routes…

Hometown taxation of the empire…

What do you have??

God arranging world history for salvation history

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When the time had fully come…

God chose a nation to keep alive the promise and family line that would one day produce Jesus.

The Savior forAll Nationalities

Luke 24:27

God Made A Jewish King Jesus’ Ancestor

DAVID

All-Too-Human King

1 Samuel 16:1-131 Chronicles 17:10-14Luke 1:26-33

1000 BC

God Relocates His Nation

MOSESGod gave him the rules for living

Exodus 2:1-10Exodus 19:3-6Deut. 18:16-19

1500 BC

God Selects A Nationality for Jesus

ABRAHAMFounding Father of the Jews

Genesis 12:1-8Genesis 21:1-7Genesis 22:1-18

2000 BC

Period of the Prophets

Messengers from God

Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, Ezekiel

Period of the Judges

National Heroes

Joshua, Samson,Samuel, Ruth

Period of the Founding Father of the Jews

Isaac, Jacob

Joseph, Judah

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When the time had fully come…

Galatians 4:4

“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.”

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

The announcement of the birth of Christ to Mary of Nazareth (Luke 1:26-38) by the angel Gabriel to the return of Christ in all glory on the Last Day. (2000+ years and counting!)

  • One could divide the NT era into 4 major divisions:
    • The Gospel Era (Matthew – John)
    • The Church Era (Acts)
    • The Mission Era (Acts)
    • The Epistles
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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era
  • One could also divide the life and ministry of Jesus into 4 basic, major divisions:
    • Early life – birth and infancy, 12 years old
    • Early ministry – initial acceptance
    • Later ministry – growing rejection
    • Death and resurrection – final rejection
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Palestine at the time of Jesus

Note the “counties”

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era
  • Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, Judea in 5/6 BC
    • Visit of the shepherds
    • Magi
  • Killing of all boys in Bethlehem 2 years old and younger by Herod the “Great” (died ca. 4 BC)
  • Joseph, Mary, & Jesus flee to Egypt
  • Return to Nazareth, Galilee probably a year-and-a-half after Herod’s death
  • No record of Jesus’ life until his trip to Jerusalem for the Passover with his parents as a 12 year-old
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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

Flash forward 18 years…

  • Jesus’ inauguration into his public ministry at the age of 30 in late summer 26 AD
    • Jordan River in Judea, east and down from Jerusalem
    • John the “Baptizer”
  • Begins working his way north into Galilee in early winter 27 AD
    • Wedding at Cana
    • Other miracles
  • Begins calling followers (fishermen from Galilee)
  • Year of popularity
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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

First and Second years ministry In Galilee and Decapolis

Headquartered in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee

Chooses 12 from among the followers to be hand-picked, specially-trained missionaries (“Apostles”)

Continues preaching again throughout Galilee 28 AD

Calms the storm on Sea of Galilee

John the Baptizer beheaded by Herod Antipas, son of the “Great” in early 29 AD

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

Third year of ministry – in Perea and Judea

Jesus feeds 5000 on the northeast coast of Sea of Galilee

Opposition against Jesus begins to grow

Transfiguration

Time to head south to Judea, Fall of 29 AD

Headquartered in Bethany, Judea, 8 miles east of Jerusalem (Mary, Martha, and Lazarus)

Spends time across the Jordan in Perea

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era
  • Passover in Jerusalem in Spring of 30 AD
    • Palm Sunday
    • Holy Week
  • Spent final week of earthly ministry at the Temple teaching and preaching
  • Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion and “Love”
    • Arrested in Gethsemane
    • Tried twice before Sanhedrin
    • Before Pilate and Herod Agrippa
  • Good Friday – death and burial
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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

After three days (part of Friday, all day Saturday, part of Sunday) – Easter Sunday

How did Easter change a significant Christian church practice and tradition?

Worship moved from Saturday (in OT worship) to Sunday

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

Various appearances to believers for the next 40 days

Ascended into heaven from a mountain back in Galilee

For a complete history of Jesus’ life, read his inspired biographies in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

Jesus’ mission commission to the Christian Church then:

Acts 1:8

“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”

And to the Christian Church now:Matthew 28:19-21

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

The Age of the Early Christian Church

  • Founding and upbuilding of the Christian church in Jerusalem among believing Jews
    • Acts 2-12 (“2 Luke”)
    • Activities among believers
    • Martyrdom of Stephen
  • The spreading of the Kingdom of Christ among the Gentiles
    • Acts 13-28
    • Conversion of Rabbi Saul (Paul), missionary to Asia and Europe
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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

(mission journeys of Paul)

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era
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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

Where are we today?

33% of the world's population is considered to be Christian. 

Top 3 Largest National Christian Populations:

USA - 224,457,000 (85%) 

Brazil - 139,000,000 (93%)

Mexico - 86,120,000 (99%) 

There are approximately 38,000 Christian denominations in the world.

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

The Major Denominations: 

Roman Catholic - The largest Christian group in the world today with more than a billion followers constituting about half of the world's Christian population.

Eastern Orthodox - approximately 225 million

Protestant- approximately 500 million

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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era
  • Today in America, about 75% of adults identify themselves as Christian.
    • In comparison, the next largest religions in America are Islam and Judaism.
    • Combined they represent only about one to two percent of the United States population. 
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The History In the Bible: The New Testament Era

Where are we going?

Only God knows for the here and now, but…

…Where are we REALLY going?

1 John 2:25

“And this is what he promised us--even eternal life.”

John 6:40

“For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."

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Next Time: The History of the Book Itself

When were the pages of Scripture written?

How was the Old Testament “canon” gathered?

How was the New Testament “canon” gathered?

homework
Homework??

Try to remember this basic outline of Old & New Testament History

Creation

Flood

Abraham

Moses

David

Divided Kingdom

Captivity in Babylon

Return & Rebuild

Inter-Testamental Era

Jesus’ Birth & Youth

Baptism

Galilean Ministry

Time of Popularity

Growing Rejection

Judean & Perean Ministry

Death & Resurrection

Church in Jerusalem

World Mission Work