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salvation history

story of God's actions and the people's responses over many centuries


mothers and fathers of faith


when the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt; "going out"


who led the Israelites out of Egypt


"I am the One who is always present"; name God revealed to Moses

Israelites (Hebrews)

the people of God


sacred promise, usually between God and his people


military leaders


second and greatest king of Israel


someone who speaks for God


time when the Israelites were taken captive by the Babylonians and forced to move from their land around 600 B.C.


Savior promised to the people by God

Catholic Canon of the Old Testament

46 books of the Old Testament that the Catholic church recognizes as the inspired word of God


first five books of the Bible



four main sections of the Old Testament

Pentateuch, historical, wisdom, prophetic

() books are in the Pentateuch


names of the books in the Pentateuch

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

inspired text

written by the authors in their own words, but God inspired the writings to make sure they included all the truth needed for salvation

two examples of historical books

1 Samuel and 2 Samuel

two examples of wisdom books

Psalms and Proverbs

two examples of prophetic books

Jonah and Daniel

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