The new Testament builds on and fulfills the Old Testament. If we do not study the Old Testament, we will never understand the New.
Why must Christians study the Old Testament?
Law, History, Wisdom, Prophecy
What are the four main types of writing we find in the Old Testament?
The books of Law are called __________ in Hebrew.
Moses; Five books of Moses
Traditionally, ________ is considered to be the author of the five books of Law, so they are sometimes called the ______________________.
Pentateuch; the five volumes
The books of the Law are also called the __________, which comes from the Greek word that means ________________.
Adam, Eve, Abraham, Jacob, Noah, etc.
Name at least five of the main characters from the Book of Genesis.
The main character in the Book of Exodus is ________________.
It is the story of God freeing his people Israel from slavery and leading them to the promised land.
What is the primary story that Exodus tells us?
In Greek, Exodus means ______________.
Israelites had shown that they could not be trusted to worship God properly, so everything had to be very specific.
Why are the laws as written in the Book of Leviticus so explicit in their detail?
It tells the story of their forty years in the desert as well as their constant complaining and rebellion against God and Moses.
The book Numbers begins with a census of all the tribes of Israel who cane out of Egypt with Moses. What does this book tell us about the Israelite people?
Exodus and Deuteronomy
The Ten Commandments appear in which two books of the Bible?
The name "Deuteronomy" means _______________________ in Greek.
Much of this book comes from the personal history of the governor who has the same name. It tells how the returning exiles restore the city of Jerusalem and promise to live by the Law.
The story of the woman who becomes the great-grandmother of King David, making her also one of the human ancestors of Jesus.
The story of how some Jews come back from the exile in Babylon, rebuild the temple, and try to restore worship of the One True God.
Its main two characters are King Solomon and Elijah the prophet. It describes the building of the first Temple.
The story of how the Israelites under Moses' successor begin the conquest of the Promised Land.
Tells how much the same story as 1 and 2 Samuel, but emphasizes the religious nature of David's reign as king, and his preparations for the building of the Temple.
The story of a pious man who, even while in exile, scrupulously follows the Law of Moses.
The tragic story of Saul, the first king of Israel.
The story of a heroic woman who saves Israel be a clever strategy that succeeds because of her trust in God.