Bible History Chart 10 Wed, 14 Nov 2001 17:32:49 -0800 "Carmen":exiled2earth@hotmail.

com:S:Brief OT History - Was:Minute by Minute <<that her understanding of the Bible went WAY up several years ago,:when I sat down with her and went through the entire history of the bible in:5 minutes. All the stories tied together, into one cohesive form. In other:words, just a basic yet comprehensive outline, particularly of the OT. (I:had made a wall chart cov ering everything we discussed because she is also:very visual.>> >>Sounds like a reasonable plan. Do you remember what your chart said? Make the chart out ahead of time, and just walk them thru it... answer questions as they pop up. Make the chart large enough to be read from across the room. Ex clude non-essentials (I've typed in extra notes to help). Carmen History of Israel Pre-Patriarchal Period Creation/Adam/Eve Seth Noah Cycle estab lished:1) God threatens punishment for disobedience 2) Sin/judgment/punishment 3 ) God gives people better than they deserve (grace) Cycle stops with Tower of Ba bel Patriarchal Period (c.1900-1500BC) Genesis 11:27 ff. Abram/Abraham called to sup ply grace for the multitudes Abrahamic covenant promises Abraham land, descendan ts, and a special beneficial relationship with God Isaac Jacob Joseph Exodus (c. 1280) Exodus 1:1-15:20 Pharaoh Moses Aaron Yahweh (Lord) Cycle establ ished:1) People have a need 2) People complain about God 3) God gets angry 4) Mo ses intercedes for the people 5) God kills some, spares many (Israelites portray ed as spoiled children) Wilderness Wandering (c1280 - 1240) Exodus 15:21 ff. Leviticus, Numbers, Deutero nomy Mt. Sinai (10 commandments received) Mossaic Covenant promises that Yahweh will be Israel's God, and Israel will be Yahweh's people Conquest of Canaan (c1240-1200) Joshua Joshua (Moses' successor) Canaanites (Noa h's descendants) Schechem - Israelites re-pledge their allegiance to God Period of Judges (c1200-1020) Judges Baal-Canaanite god of fertility/rain amphic tyony (rhymes with macaroni) - loose association/federation of tribes united by common place of worship. Mutual defense pact. Judges - basically generals. Major job of judges was to lead troops into battle. Regional leaders. Careers overlap . United Monarchy (c1020-922) I&II Samuel, I Kings 1-12:20 During the united monar chy, Israel still consists of 12 tribes. Saul (not a very good king) David (not Saul's son) Davidic Covenant:God promises David that David will start a dynasty Solomon-Son of David, next king. Increases David's territory. Reign characterize d by peace and prosperity. Every time he made a pact with another tribe, he woul d seal the pact by marrying one of the women of the tribe. He had 1,000 wives/co ncubines (Each wife had her own priest/god). Therefore, Solomon imported foreign religions. As punishment, Solomon's son would not rule all 12 tribes. Rehoboam - Solomon's son. United Monarchy split, and Rehoboam ruled over the southern Kin gdom (Judah kingdom). Northern Kingdom (c922-722) 10 Tribes Jeroboam - not a descendent of David. He w as afraid people would go to Jerusalem to worship. Made new places to worship (B ethel and Dan). Put golden calves there. Prophets sent by God to tell Northern K

ingdom to straighten up. They were ignored. Included:Elijah, Elisha, Amos. North ern Kingdom conquered by Assyrians in 722. Assyrians were the Vikings of the anc ient world. Specialized in raping and pillaging. Assyrians relocated people of t he Northern Kingdom to the Lake Van area (where they became the Turks), and move d a new population into the area vacated by the Israelites (called Samaritans). Southern Kingdom (Judah) c922-587 Jerusalem capital of Judah. Judah kingdom thou ght they were safe, because they lived in Jerusalem, where Yahweh's temple was. But they worshipped foreign gods in the temple of Yahweh. They did not get conqu ered in 722 because they paid the Assyrians not to conquer them. Rehoboam Josiah (one of the better Southern Kings) Babylon - conquered Assyria, Jerusalem and E gypt. Babylonians liked living trophies of war. Left the poor behind, everyone e lse imported to Babylon as slaves. Babylonian Exile (c587-538) Isaiah 40-55 Deutero-Isaiah-prophet promised that pe ople would be delivered from Babylon by Cyrus. Cyrus (Persian) nice Gentile Persian Period (c538-333) Ruth, Esther Cyrus - allowed people to go back home, f ollow Persian law and pay Persian taxes. Also allowed temple to be rebuilt. Nehe miah-rebuilt walls of city Ezra- rebuilt part of temple. Explained God's laws to people. Scribe. Greek Period (c333-167) Greeks divided people into 2 classes:Greek & Barbarian. Difficult time for Israelites, who were classified as Barbarians. Under pressure to assimilate Greek Culture. Alexander the Great - conquered Persia (Greece thr u India) Ptolmey (Egypt) Seleucus (Syria) Ptolemy and Seleucus were generals of Alexander the Great. Antiochus IV (descendent of Seleucus) - worship of Zeus (Ba al). Ordered Jews to worship Zeus (Pig to be slaughtered in temple of Yahweh). H ebrews rebelled. Judas Maccabeus-led rebellion. Won victory even tho outnumbered . Maccabean Period (C167-63) Brief period of political independence. Most of Old T estament written by now. Roman Period (c63) Pompeii - General of Romans who led conquest of Jerusalem

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