Old Testament Book Descriptions

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Genesis
The Beginning, the first Gospel, the patriarchs
Exodus
"I AM", slavery, deliverance, Ten Words, institution of the sacrificial system
Leviticus
Laws and regulations, offerings, feasts, and festivals
Numbers
Census, disobedience, wanderings,
Deuteronomy
Shema, Second Law, regulations for kings, test for true prophets
Joshua
Conquest, division of the land
Judges
Leaders/delivers, sin, suffering, sorrow, salvation (deliverance)
Ruth
Loving kindness, Kinsman,redeemer
I Samuel
Samuel, King Saul, obedience
II Samuel
King David, Jerusalem
I Kings
King Solomon, the Temple, religious syncretism, the kingdom divides
II Kings
Hezekiah, Manasseh, Josiah, Zedekiah, Exile
I & II Chronicles
Supplementary information
Ezra
Second Temple completed, the Chronicler
Nehemiah
Walls of Jerusalem rebuilt
Esther
"Such a time as this," Feast of Purim
Job
Suffering, the retribution principle
Psalms
Five books, Worship, Songs set to music
Proverbs
Wisdom, theological and pragmatic principles
Ecclesiastes
Qoheleth, vanity, meaningless and empty
Song of Solomon
Love song, faithfulness in marriage
Isaiah
"Holy One of Israel," Suffering Servant, Glorious Messiah
Jeremiah
Weeping prophet, "New covenant," Book of Comfort
Lamentations
Weeping
Ezekiel
Son of Man, dry bones
Daniel
Dreams, historical/apocalyptical, Nebuchadnezzar's dream
Hosea
Unfaithful wife/unfaithful Israel
Joel
Locusts plague, Outpouring of the Holy Spirit promised
Amos
Social justice required, Plumb,line
Obadiah
Judgment on Edom
Jonah
God's grace to the Gentiles
Micah
True religion defined, "Who is a God like unto Thee?"
Nahum
Nineveh's doom, vindicates God's justice and sovereignty
Habakkuk
Why God? Honest doubt
Zephaniah
Day of the Lord
Haggai
Zerubbabel as a "signet ring" in Zion
Zechariah
A call to repentance and spiritual renewal, Hearts of Stone
Malachi
My Messenger, disputation speech , Questions, questions, questions