Category: History Books

Nehemiah

Updated Dec 2015 Nehemiah 1 Ezra had gone to restore the religion and build the city at the command of Artaxerxes longimanus in 457 B.C.  Ezra had logically placed his first priority as restoring the true worship of YHVH and building the city had been largely neglected.  In 444 B.C. the twentieth year of Artaxerxes […]

Ezra

Updated Dec, 2015 Ezra Introduction The Book of Ezra was originally combined with the Book of Nehemiah in a single book of Ezra / Nehemiah.  The two books became separated in the early centuries of the Christian era. In the restoration from the Babylonian captivity, three successive leaderships carried out three different missions; The First Part: recorded […]

2 Chronicles 19-36

2 Chronicles 19 Jehoshaphat the king of Judah having escaped from the Syrians was confronted by Jehu the prophet of God and warned against helping the wicked.   Brethren, consider this matter very carefully: Should we help those who teach idolatry of men and exalt men above the Word of God, cleaving to past error rejecting […]

2 Chronicles 1-18

2 Chronicles 1 Solomon was coronated king and went up to the tabernacle, offering a thousand burnt offering on the brazen altar. 2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 1:2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, […]

1 Chronicles 16-29

1 Chronicles 16 The Ark was brought to Jerusalem and placed in a tent while the Tabernacle remained in Gibeah. 1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. […]

1 Chronicles 1-15

A repeat of the table of nations in Genesis 10-11  1 Chronicles 1 1 Chronicles 1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh, 1:2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, 1:3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 1:4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The sons of Japheth 1:5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and avan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. […]

Ruth Study

Updated May, 2016 Pentecost and Ruth During the days of Ezra; Ruth was appointed to be read on the Day of Pentecost.  Ruth is a profound allegorical prophecy and spiritual instruction and is also history leading into the family of David and the changeover from occasional judges [rulers] rising up; to the establishment of the permanent […]

2 Kings 15 – 25

Updated July 2016 2 Kings 15 Azariah becomes king of Judah. 2 Kings 15:1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. 15:2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. […]

2 Kings 1-14

Updated July 2016 2 Kings 1 First and Second Kings were originally one book until divided to make two shorter books in the first century B.C.  Second Kings is a continuation of First Kings. 2 Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. Ahaziah son of Ahab fell and was injured […]

1 Kings 1-22

Updated July 2016 1 Kings 1 First Kings begins with the death of David and the succession of Solomon. Solomon; was, except for a period of sinfulness; a type of Jesus Christ, while Solomon’s kingdom was a type of the millennial kingdom of God.  Solomon’s reign knew mostly peace. He was also the wealthiest king, and the […]

Second Samuel 14-24

Updated June 2016 2 Samuel 14 Joab teaches David by the mouth of a woman. Joab knew that David mourned for Absalom and that what Absalom had done was right in slaying the wicked. 2 Samuel 14:1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was toward Absalom. 14:2 And Joab sent […]

Second Samuel 1-13

Updated June 2016 Samuel was originally one book and Second Samuel was separated from First Samuel long after it was written. Second Samuel now continues with the history of David. 2 Samuel 1 An Amalekite to ingratiate himself with David by claiming the murder of king Saul and receives his proper reward.   The ordination of […]

First Samuel 17-31

Updated June 2016 1 Samuel 17 The story of David and Goliath is often portrayed as a classic story of an underdog winning out over his far more powerful rival. There is much more to the story than that! Goliath was a type of unrepentant sinners and of the sin of enmity against God and […]

First Samuel 1-16

Updated June 2016 First Samuel The last Judge of Israel, Samuel First and Second Samuel were originally (and still are in some Jewish bibles) a single book, but the Septuagint [LXX] translation, produced in the centuries immediately before Christ, divided Samuel into two books and this dividing of Samuel was adopted by other translators. Like […]

Judges

Introduction Deuteronomy is a warning that possession of the promised land is absolutely dependent on our continuing to live by every Word of God, while Joshua is a lesson that it is through faith and a diligent living by every Word of God that the enemy of sin and Satan is conquered. There are three […]

Joshua

Updated May 2016 Introduction Deuteronomy is about preparing to enter the physical promised land as an allegory of how to prepare to attain to the spiritual Promised Land of eternal life, and a warning that possession of the land is absolutely contingent on living by every Word of God.  Joshua is about the inheritance of […]

The Book of Acts

Acts 1 Luke begins by referring to his former history of Christ now known as the Book of Luke and a short reminder of its contents. Luke and  Acts were written as historical letters to Theophilus a man of Greece [judging by the Greek name]. Theophilus must have shared these two letters with others and they […]

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