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JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH SAMUEL KING
JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH SAMUEL KING

THE NEXT FIVE BOOKS CONTINUE THE HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITES: THEY MOVED INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN AND ESTABLISHED A KINGDOM THAT LASTED ALMOST 500 YEARS. (JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH SAMUEL KING)

JOSHUA: (JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH SAMUEL KING)

               AFTER MOSES’ DEATH JOSHUA COMMANDED THE ARMIES THAT CONQUERED MUCH OF THE TERRITORY IN THE PROMISED LAND.

JUDGES: (JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH SAMUEL KING)

               THE NEW NATION FELL INTO A SERIES OF DISMAL FAILURES. GOD RAISED UP LEADERS CALLED “JUDGES”

RUTH:

                THIS STORY OF LOVE AND LOYALTY BETWEEN TWO WIDOWS SHINES OUT BRIGHTLY IN AN OTHERWISE DARK PERIOD. THIS STORY OF LOVE AND LOYALTY BETWEEN TWO WIDOWS SHINES OUT BRIGHTLY IN AN OTHERWISE DARK PERIOD.

1 SAMUEL:

                 SAMUEL BECAME A TRANSITION LEADER BETWEEN THE TIME OF THE JUDGES AND THAT OF THE KINGS. HE APPOINTED ISRAEL’S FIRST KING, SAUL. AFTER HIS OWN FAILURE, SAUL TRIED VIOLENTLY TO PREVENT GOD’S KING-ELECT DAVID FROM TAKING THE THRONE.

2 SAMUEL:

                  DAVID, “A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART, “BROUGHT THE NATION TOGETHER. BUT AFTER COMMITTING ADULTERY AND MURDER, HE WAS HAUNTED BY FAMILY AND NATIONAL CRISES.              DAVID, “A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART, “BROUGHT THE NATION TOGETHER. BUT AFTER COMMITTING ADULTERY AND MURDER, HE WAS HAUNTED BY FAMILY AND NATIONAL CRISES.

1 KING:

                SOLOMON  SUCCEEDED DAVID, WITH MIXED SUCCESS. AT HIS DEATH, A CIVIL WAR TORE APART THE NATION. SUCCESSIVE KINGS WERE MOSTLY BAD, AND THE PROPHET ELIJAH HAD DRAMATIC CONFRONTATIONS WITH KING AHAB.

2 KING:

                 THIS BOOK CONTINUES THE RECORD OF THE RULERS OF THE DIVIDED KINGDOM. NONE OF THE NORTHERN KING FOLLOWED GOD CONSISTENTLY, AND SO ISRAEL WAS FINALLY DESTROYED BY AN INVADER. THE SOUTH, JUDAH, LASTED MUCH LONGER, BUT FINALLY BABYLON CONQUERED JUDAH AND DEPORTED ITS CITIZENS.

1 CHRONICLES:

                THE BOOK OPENS WITH THE MOST COMPLETE GENEALOGICAL RECORD IN THE BIBLE, THEN ADDS MANY INCIDENTS FROM THE LIFE OF DAVID (OFTEN THE SAME AS THOSE IN 2 SAMUEL).                THE BOOK OPENS WITH THE MOST COMPLETE GENEALOGICAL RECORD IN THE BIBLE, THEN ADDS MANY INCIDENTS FROM THE LIFE OF DAVID (OFTEN THE SAME AS THOSE IN 2 SAMUEL).

               THE MOST COMPLETE GENEALOGICAL RECORD IN THE BIBLE, THEN ADDS MANY INCIDENTS FROM THE LIFE OF DAVID (OFTEN THE SAME AS THOSE IN 2 SAMUEL).                THE BOOK OPENS WITH THE MOST COMPLETE GENEALOGICAL RECORD IN THE BIBLE, THEN ADDS MANY INCIDENTS FROM THE LIFE OF DAVID (OFTEN THE SAME AS THOSE IN 2 SAMUEL).

2 CHRONICLES:

                OFTEN PARALLELING THE BOOKS OF KINGS, THIS BOOK RECORDS THE HISTORY OF THE RULERS OF JUDAH, EMPHASIZING THE GOOD KING.

EZRA:

              . EZRA, A PRIEST, EMERGED FROM ONE OF THE FIRST WAVES OF REFUGEES.

NEHEMIAH:

               NEHEMIAH RETURNED FROM THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY AFTER THE TEMPLE HAD BEEN REBUILT. HE CONCENTRATED ON RESTORING THE PROTECTIVE WALL AROUND JERUSALEM AND JOINED EZRA IN LEADING A RELIGIOUS REVIVAL.

ESTHER:

                A COURAGEOUS JEWISH QUEEN FOILED A PLAN TO EXTERMINATE HER PEOPLE. (JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH SAMUEL KING)

TO BE CONTINUE…..

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