30 Days to Understanding the Bible – The Historical Books
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In this chapter, we will introduce the nine main eras of the Old Testament. The historical books of the Bible are some of the most fascinating history books you will ever read.
I find myself relating to many of the people in the Bible. Some people think the Bible is boring and nothing but an old fable. But when you read the history books in the Bible, you will find that people from biblical days faced many of the same problems we face today.
Can you relate?
Do you struggle with temptations? Show love to others? Face battles? Get angry? Cry?
What about traveling? Do you travel to different cities or countries? Maybe you have served in the Armed Forces and fought in battles overseas.
Do you worship false gods made of wood or stone?
Have you done things you aren’t proud of, or feel shame about a decision?
The Bible is full of stories of people sharing those same experiences.
What am I trying to say?
Biblical people were people the same as you and I. They experienced many of the same things.
The big difference? They didn’t have social media.
So, let’s not discount the Bible as a fairy tale book of irrelevant stories or a book full of stories irrelevant in the 21st century. The BIble is perhaps more relevant today than ever before. We need to be paying attention.
As we look at this session on the historical books, take note of the critical details.
The author of our study guide says, “As we begin to look at the stories in the Old Testament, we will only look at the highest peaks, the ones with snow on them. The storyline of the Bible can be divided into twelve main eras, with a central figure and main location for each era. You will find nine eras in the Old Testament and three in the New Testament.”
I find the historical books fascinating, and I hope you do too. Learning is fun, especially when learning about a time and place we have only heard about or seen in videos. We are blessed to have a comprehensive book containing 11,000 plus chapters sharing details about the people and places of days long ago.
Each era is comprised of a central figure, a prominent location, and a summary storyline.
Join me as we look at these fascinating historical books of the Bible.