What fraction of the Bible is the Old Testament?
Compare the years of history in the OT with the years of history covered in the NT.
Over 4,000 years (OT), compared to about 100 years (NT).
In what three major ways is Christ seen in the OT?
Over 300 prophecies
The Passover Lamb
The Tabernacle and sacrifices
Give 3 of the 6 contrasts between the Creation accounts of Genesis 1 and 2.
Genesis 1 ||| Genesis 2
God the Creator ||| God the covenant keeper
Elohim ||| Yahweh
God as powerful ||| God as personal
Climaxes with man ||| Climaxes with marriage
The 6 days of creation ||| The sixth day of creation
Creation of universe ||| Creation of man
In your own words, explain what happened to the longevity of man before the Flood with the longevity of man after the Flood.
Longevity due to perfect genotype, vapor canopy, hyperbaric pressures, protection from harmful solar radiation, etc. With the collapse of the vapor canopy, mankind was exposed to harmful solar radiation (causing mutations), and lower atmospheric pressure, and changed geography and climate.
Briefly describe the relation of the Abrahamic Covenant (in its reaffirmations) as the basis of the other OT covenants.
Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12, 13, 15, 17, 22)
Land: Palestinian covenant (Deut. 30)
Seed: Davidic covenant (II Samuel 7)
Blessing: Temporary "old" (Exodus 19) and; Future and permanent "new" (Jer. 31).
In your own words, explain why the four words: People, Land, Kingdom, Remnant - are a good reminder of what God was doing in the OT times (2,000, 1,500, 1000, 500, Christ).
The words give perspective of "historical depth" of the OT. About 500 years developing a people in Egypt, where they are kept away from Canaanite sin. About 500 years in the Promised Land, with the Mosaic Law, but no king, only cycles of Judges. About 500 years with a King: United, Divided, Surviving, and Destruction to Captivity. About 500 years from the return of a remnant to Babylon to Christ.
Be able to explain from the map the history from Exodus to Conquest.
Be able to describe briefly the Life of David, using the chart.
Looking at the map, explaining your own words why you think Jerusalem was a crucial location for the capital of a United Kingdom.
It was in the middle of the United Kingdom and it would have been easy to defend because the mountains surrounding the city were steep.
Be able to list the 5 poetic books in canonical order.
5. Song of Solomon
Be able to describe briefly the role of 5 key persons, mentioned in the OT, each about 500 years apart.
2000 - Abraham
1500 - Moses
1000 - David
500 - Ezra
1 - Christ (Messiah)
Where does the book of Ester fit in?
Ester fits between Ezra 1-6 and Ezra 7-10.
(Zerubbabel, ESTER, Ezra, Nehemiah) session 3
What date does Elijah and Elisha cluster around?
What is the order of the 3 prophets that appear around 500 BC?
How many stages were there to the Babylonian Captivity and the return?
three stages for each
Think through the historical relationships of the Prophets in relation to the Exile, from the chart.
Think through the historical sequence of the 4 empires mentioned on the map.
Assyrian Empire - ???
Babylonian Empire - ???
Persian Empire - ???
Greek Empire - ???
Assyrian Empire - Conquered Israel and Samaria
Babylonian Empire - Conquered Judah and Jerusalem
Persian Empire - Cyrus the Great encouraged the return
Greek Empire - Provided historical background during much of the 400 Silent Years (Daniel 11).
What characteristic does Woychuck focus on when he deals with David?
In what 2 places did David spare the life of Saul?
1. Cave at En-gedi - David cuts off a portion of Saul's cloak.
2. Hill at Hachilah - David borrows the spear and cruse of Saul and later returns them.
What are 3 features of the Davidic Covenant?
1. Davidic Covenant announces God's plan to build a house (dynasty, offspring) for David.
2. Davidic Covenant is perpetual, an everlasting throne, and everlasting kingdom.
3. Davidic Covenant can only be fulfilled in Jesus the Christ.
List 3 of the 6 things that meditation on God's Word does for a person.
1. aids the memory
2. warms the heart
3. resists sinful thoughts
4. redeems the time
5. purifies the vision
6. puts a silver lining in the clouds of distress overhead
The Middle East in Pentateuchal Times
Notice: Ur, Babylon, Asshur, Mari, Haran, Ebla, Damascus
Canaan in Patriarchal Times
Notice: Dothan, Shechem, Jericho, Hebron, Beersheba
Notice that no route of the Exodus is shown.
Arrival in Transjordan
Notice: Mt. Nebo, Mt. Pisgah, Peor, the Plains of Moab
The Middle East in the Times of Joshua and the Judges
Notice: Hittites, Assyria, Kassites, Kadesh Barnea
The Conquest of Canaan
Notice: Mt. Hermon, Laish, Hazor, Megiddo, Shechem, Jericho, Hebron, Beersheba
The Tribal Allotments
Notice: Laish, Hazor, Megiddo, Beth Shan, Shechem, Shiloh, Jerico, Jerusalem, Hebron
Israel during the Age of the Judges
Notice: Asher, Manasseh, Ephriam, Judah, Shephelah, Negev
The Kingdom of Saul
Notice: Endor, Beth Shan, Mt. Gilboa, Shiloh, Gibeah, Nob, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, En Gedi, Carmel (not the mountain)
The Middle East during the United Monarchy
Notice: Elam, Assyria, Syria, Phoenicia, Israel, Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt
The Kingdom of David
Notice: Lebanon, Lake Huleh, Sea of Kinnereth (Galilee), Beth Shan, Mt. Gilboa, Shechem, Shiloh, Bethel, Gilgal, Jerusalem, Bethlem, Hebron, Beersheba, Arad, Negev, Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tob, Geshur, Maach
Jerusalem in the Days of David and Solomon
Notice: curving Hinnom Valley, Kidron Valley, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Zion
The 12 Districts of Solomon's Kingdom
Notice the tribes: Asher, Dan, Issachar, Zebulun, Manasseh (2 areas), Ephraim, Benjamin, Gad, Ruben, Judah (exempt?)
The Divided Monarchy
Notice: Hazor, Mt. Tabor, Jezreel, Tirzah, Samaria, Shechem, Shiloh, Jerusalem, Lachish, Hebron, Beersheba, Arad, Philistia, Phoenicia
The Assyrian Empire
Notice: Babylonia, Elam, Assyria, Nineveh, Dur-Sharrukin, Haran, Carchemish, Qarqar, Damascus, Jerusalem, Memphis, Thebes
The Babylonian Empire
Notice: Elam, Media, Gutium, Urartu, Babylon, Nineveh, Tahpanhes, Memphis, Thebes
The Persian Empire
Notice: Ur, Babylon, Haran, Carchemish, Jerusalem, Pahpanhes, Memphis, Elephantine
Think through the name, key word, and theme of the Canonical Prophets