Exodus to Malachi; brief overview

BOOKCONTENT AT LEAST READ
 SCRIPTURESUBJECT
  THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL  
ExodusIsrael’s Exodus from Egypt
Receiving God’s Laws
The Tabernacle
 3:1-12
7:14-12:33
14:15-28
20:1-17
32:1-35
The Burning Bush
The Ten Plagues
Through Red Sea
Ten Commandments
The Golden Calf
LeviticusMore of God’s laws
The Priests
 8
10:1-7
Consecration of priests Nadab and Abihu
NumbersWanderings of Israel
They forfeit the land of Canaan
 14  
21:4-8
Canaan postponed
The Bronze Serpent
DeuteronomyObedience 6:4-9Love service to God
JoshuaPossession of Canaan 6:1-8-29
10:13
Conquering of Jericho
The sun stands still
JudgesDisobedience and deliverance 7:1-7Gideon and his 300 men
RuthA young woman’s faith in God 1-4
1:16, 17
Read all four chapters Ruth’s Faith
1 SamuelThe Prophet Samuel
Kings Saul and David
 
1-2
15:22
17
28:7-19
Hannah receives a son
Obedience and sacrifice
David slays Goliath
Saul consults a witch
2 SamuelLife and reign of King David 11David’s sin with Bathsheba
1 KingsKing Solomon
The temple
The prophet Elijah
Empire divided: Judah and Israel
 3:16-28
5-8
18
His wisdom as judge
The temple built
Elijah and Baal Prophets
2 KingsThe Two Kingdoms
Both Kingdoms go into exile
 4:1-7
5:1-14
Elisha multiplies the oil
Elisha heals Naaman
1 ChroniclesRepetition of Israel’s history   
2 ChroniclesRepetition of Israel’s history   
EzraIsrael returns from exile.
Rebuilding the temple
 3:8-13Rebuilding of temple
NehemiahRebuilding the walls of Jerusalem 2:20
8:11c
Build! God gives victory
The joy in (of) the Lord
EstherGod protrcts Israel in captivity 4:13-16Esther risks her life
  THE POETIC BOOKS  
JobJob’s incomprehensible suffering, his grumbling, repentance, and subsequent blessings 1
30:26-31
42
Job trusts in God
He complains
Repentance & blessing
PsalmsThe believer’s spiritual experiences
Majority written by David
 22
23
34
51
73
103
Jesus suffers on cross
Lord is my Shepherd
The Lord, my protector
David’s Repentance
Asaph’s doubts
Praise the Lord my soul
ProverbsPractical wisdom, concise and pithyly rendered 2:6; 18:15
3:5-8;
16:32
5:15-20
22:13; 26:13 16:24
17:17; 18:24 3:9; 11:28
20:15; 22:6
Wisdom
Trust in God
Self-control
Sexual purity
Thrift and laziness
Words
Friends
Money
Child rearing
EcclesiastesWithout God, everything is in vain 12:13The main thing: fear God
Song of SongsThe B/bridegroom and the B/bride 8:6,7Power of Love
  THE MAJOR PROPHETS  
IsaiahJudgment and deliverance of Israel and humanity 7:14
38
43:1,2
50:4-11
53
Jesus’ birth foretold
Hezekiah ill and healed
God is with you
Servant of the Lord
The suffering Saviour
JeremiahJudgment on Israel and other nations and promises of resto-ration 23:5,6
25:11
12 31 (v31)  
Messiah come promised
Exile of predicted
The New Covenant  
LamentationsLamentation  over Israel’s hardening of heart 3:21-23Lord’s lovingkindness is new every morning
EzekielThe Glory of God
In time, his glory will overshadow everything
 3:23
11:22-25
33:1-9
36:26,27
37:1-14
Vision of God’s glory
God leaves the temple
The watchman
Promise of a new heart
Dry bones come to life
DanielThe omnipotence of God.
He rules the pagan nations through just a few of His servants.
He controls the distant future of humanity
 5:21
1:1…
3:1…
5:1…
6:1…
7:1…
9:1…
God rules over all
Young men choose God
In the fiery furnace
The writing on the wall
In the lion’s den
Vision of four animals Prophecy 70 weeks
  THE LESSER PROPHETS  
HoseaIsrael’s unfaithfulness compared with God’s faithfulness 2:23Undeserved grace
JoelThe Day of the Lord 2:13God’s grace for whoever returns to him
AmosPunishment of Israel 3:3
4:12
5:18
Decide to walk with God
Get ready to meet God
The Day of the Lord
ObadiahJudgment of the Edomites 1:18As you have done will be done to you.
JonahJonah’s Mission to Nineveh and God’s universal grace for all 1-4 4:2Read the whole book God is gracious
MicahJudgment on Israel and promises of the Messiah 6:6-8God expects you to do right; especially in humility and love
NahumThe fall of Nineveh 1:2
2:8
An avenger is the Lord. Nineveh is like a dam suddenly emptying
HabakkukTrusting in God’s governance of a godless world 
2:4
3:17
Righteous live by faith.
Yet will I trust the Lord
ZephaniahThe judgment of God on Judah and the nations announced 2:3Seek the Lord all that are meek
HaggaiCall for rebuilding of the temple 1:2-4You build your houses, but let God’s house lie decayed.
ZechariahGod’s deliverance of his people Israel and of mankind in the end-times 2:6
9:9
11:4-13
14:4
Not by might or power
Jesus’ entry on a donkey
Jesus’ betrayal foretold
Prediction Jesus’ return
MalachiRebuking of coldhearted service to God 3:10Give God all that is due to him, then enjoy his full blessing  

SHALOM

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