Historical Books

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The story of how the Israelites conquer the promised land and begin to live there. God gives the Israelites victory and prosperity, they forget God and disobey His law, God punishes them, they repent, and God raises up a "judge" to deliver them, and they become prosperous. The cycle is repeated.

Outline

The Historical Books

 

I. Joshua

A. Two Parts

B. Holy War

 

II. Judges

A. God raises up leaders

B. Deuteronomic Cycle

C. Anarchy

 

III. Ruth

 

IV. 1 Samuel

 

V. 2 Samuel

 

VI. 1 and 2 Kings

A. Solomon builds the temple

B. Division of Israel

C. Elijah and Elisha

D. Exile

 

VII. 1 & 2 Chronicles

 

VIII. Ezra and Nehemiah

A. Return and Rebuilding

B. Intermarriage

C. Attractions of Idolatry

 

IX. Esther

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Duration

31 min