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The Historical Books

The Historical books include Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st and 2nd Kings, 1st and 2nd Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. These books share a prophetic view of history describing how the obedience or disobedience of God's people is directly tied to the blessings and curses of the covenant. In the Hebrew arrangement, Joshua, Judges, and the books of Samuel and Kings form a group of books called "the Former Prophets" due to the prophetic view from which they are written.                                                   Source: http://www1.cbn.com/biblestudy/major-divisions-of-the-old-testament

NOTES

The Historical Books  https://bible.org/seriespage/4-historical-books

An Interactive Bible Commentary  http://www.bibleexplained.com/

Bible Old Testament Books in 140 Characters or Less  http://overviewbible.com/old-testament-books/

Lessons from the Books of The Old Testament   http://kenraggio.com/

Journey Through the Bible Books    http://www.cbcsunprairie.com/web_documents/journey_-_ot.pdf

Overviews of the Old Testament Books of the Bible   http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights

The Canaanites: Genocide Or Judgment?   https://bible.org/article/canaanites-genocide-or-judgment

Enter The Bible Old Testament Resources   https://www.enterthebible.org/oldtestament.aspx?m=3776

PDF Paper "Seven nations greater and mightier than you"  Deut 7:1

SEE  http://mydo.cx/XePC3

HOLY WAR in OLD TESTAMENT   http://mydo.cx/XePfv

Also Check Out This Website:  http://https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/holy-war/old-testament-survey/douglas-stuart

Discussion of Old Testament Mass Killings  http://www.bethinking.org/bible/old-testament-mass-killings

MAPS

http://www.bible-history.com/geography/ancient-israel/israel-old-testament.html

MAPS - http://www.bible-history.com/maps/books.php

Historical Maps and Atlases

http://jewishhistory.huji.ac.il/links/maps.htm

 

List of Gentile Nations Named in the Old Testament  

http://www.bible-history.com/old-testament/nations.html

Map of the Canaanites  http://www.bible-history.com/maps/canaanite_nations.html

The 12 Tribe Portions of the Promised Land  

http://www.bible-history.com/geography/maps/map_canaan_tribal_portions.html

http://www.biblestudy.org/maps/historic-cities-of-ancient-israel-large-map.html

http://www.biblestudy.org/maps/large-map-land-of-palestine-at-time-of-judges.html

Biblical  Judges  http://www.conformingtojesus.com/charts-maps/en/judges_map.htm

JOSHUA

                           https://thebibleproject.com/explore/joshua                            

Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:

         Who wrote the book?  Where are we?  Why is the Book so important?                     What's the big idea?  How do I apply this?  

http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/joshua

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/Joshua/jos.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-way-to-victory-joshua

 

JUDGES

                                    https://thebibleproject.com/explore/judges

                       Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                              http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/judges

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/Judges/judges.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-incomplete-victory-judges-ruth

Ancient Israel's Judges  http://www.biblestudy.org/maps/large-map-land-of-palestine-at-time-of-judges.html

Judges: A Cycle of Sin and Deliverance   http://overviewbible.com/judges/

                       Timeline, Maps, Chronology of Judges & Ruth                                          http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-timeline-date-chronology-of-ruth-1300bc.htm     

Samson and Delilah Victor Mature Trailer 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsCaI_6ElVw       

RUTH

                        https://thebibleproject.com/explore/ruth                   

                          Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                           http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/ruth

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/Ruth/ruth.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-incomplete-victory-judges-ruth

http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-timeline-date-chronology-of-ruth-1300bc.htm

                  Prophetic and Gospel Messages Behind the Book of Ruth                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUmKVnfYpLc

Ruth - A Faithful Woman   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o48GTsB31s0

Why is the Book of Ruth important?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeV-DZwnvQc

 

Special Topics from Samuel-Kings_Chronicles

And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple (tabernacle) of the LORD   http://biblehub.com/commentaries/1_samuel/3-3.htm  

https://owlcation.com/humanities/The-Word-of-God-Illustrated-in-the-Menorah

http://www.bible-history.com/tabernacle/TAB4The_Golden_Lampstand.htm

How Important IS the Ark?

The Ark Arrives in Jerusalem  http://www.askelm.com/prophecy/p141101.pdf

The Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Solomon

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/gmd1999/sheba.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/cultures/sheba_01.shtml

https://tseday.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/the-queen-of-shebas-visit-to-king-solomon/

https://chicagobible.org/the-half-was-never-told/

 

      Solomon's Temple Insights 

Jerusalem: Life Throughout the Ages in a Holy City  https://www.biu.ac.il/JS/rennert/

     David's New Spiritual Order (Temple worship, Priesthood)

King David in Jerusalem 33 years  (37-70 years old)

http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-maps-timeline-chronology-2samuel-6-7-1chron-13-17-22-king-david-new-spiritual-order-temple-reorganizes-levitical-priesthood-997-964bc.htm

David Organizes for Solomon http://www.askelm.com/prophecy/p160101.pdf

The Pattern of the Temple http://www.askelm.com/temple/t031102.htm

Solomon’s Early Reign http://www.askelm.com/prophecy/p160401.pdf

Foods Eaten in Jerusalem http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/eating-in-historical-jerusalem#1

Women in the Bible  http://www.womeninthebible.net/

 Solomon Builds the Temple https://missionbibleclass.org/old-testament-stories/old-testament-part-2/united-kingdom/solomon-builds-the-temple/

How King Solomon did lay down the ground work to Modern Day Church Acoustics?  http://www.jdbsound.com/art/art570.html

Jacin and Boaz   http://www.templesecrets.info/pillars.html        

Solomon's Temple Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiF-wObznds

Solomon Builds Temple and Palace and Gathers Great Wealth https://bible.org/seriespage/36-1-kings-2-chronicles-psalms-proverbs-solomon-builds-temple-and-palace-and-gathers-grea   Temple Interior, Accessories and Dedication http://www.askelm.com/prophecy/p160601.pdf

THE TREASURES OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD http://www.templemount.org/TMTRS.html

RUNNING WATER AT THE TEMPLE OF ZION  http://www.askelm.com/temple/t050115.htm

SOLOMON'S TEMPLE AND SOLOMON'S MINES: 

http://www.creationconcepts.org/resources/SOLOMON.pdf

Solomon's Temple (a.k.a. the First Temple) http://www.crystalinks.com/solomonstemple.html

Brian Walters 3D Temple http://www.brian-walters.com/solomons_temple.html

Solomon’s Temple vs. Israel’s Mishkan   http://thetorah.com/the-readers-access-to-the-divine-solomons-temple-vs-israels-mishkan/

The Jewish Temples http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-first-temple-solomon-s-temple

The Destruction of the First Holy Temple

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/144569/jewish/The-First-Temple.htm


Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_during_the_Second_Temple_Period

                      THE JEWS GO TO BABYLON AND RETURN                  http://www.giveshare.org/israel/judah/part1ch09.html

ISRAEL IN CAPTIVITY

http://www.tentmaker.org/Dew/Dew8/D8-RebuildingTheTemple.html

Walls and their Builders

 

Second Temple Times

             The Second Temple is Built                    http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/144773/jewish/The-Second-Temple-is-Built.htm

http://www.aish.com/jl/h/cc/48938582.html?mobile=yes

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-second-temple

http://www.bible-history.com/jewishtemple/index.html

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/what-did-the-temple-look-like-in-jesus-time/

http://www.bible-history.com/archaeology/israel/temple-warning.html

 

OF INTEREST

Man Lifts 20 Ton Block By Hand

The Destruction of the Second Holy Temple

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/913023/jewish/The-Second-Temple.htm   

CAUSES  http://www.josephus.org/causeofDestruct.htm

Map of The Siege of Jerusalem   

http://www.preteristarchive.com/JewishWars/gs-siege.html    


                   THE NEW TEMPLE AND THE SECOND COMING                   http://www.grantjeffrey.com/pdf/temple_introduction.pdf

The Priesthood

What is the difference between the priests and the Levites?

https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002731

The Levites had a big job on moving day (Numbers 4)

https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgZfOAuiyD6cgtA7grJQQ3sZZFth6Q

The Five Levitical Offerings (includes Jewish Tradition - The Treatment of Animals)

http://www.bible-history.com/tabernacle/TAB4The_5_Levitical_Offerings.htm

PRIESTS AND LEVITES https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/priests-and-levites

Who were the Levites? http://www.musicofthebible.com/levites.htm

The Levitical Priesthood  http://www.bible.ca/archeology/archeology-exodus-route-sinai-levitical-priesthood-levi-gershomites-kohathites-merarites-aaronic-zadok-asaph-heman-ethan-abiathar-eli-sadducees-annas-caiaphas-ananias.htm

Why were the Levites chosen to be G‑d’s special ministers?   http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/691328/jewish/Why-were-the-Levites-chosen-to-be-Gds-special-ministers.htm

33 Bible verses about Levites  https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Levites

The Service of the Priests and the Levites

http://www3.telus.net/public/kstam/en/temple/details/priest_service.htm   

1 Chronicles 23 – New Duties for the Levites

https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/1-chronicles-23/

                     Solomon's Priestly Activities

https://www.aeragon.com/itz/06/06-0101-0129-00.html

The Levitical Priests: Their Function and Role in the Holy Temple            http://www.templeinstitute.org/red_heifer/levitical_priests.htm

https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/18778/how-did-solomon-manage-to-sacrifice-144000-animals

The Temple: Its Ministry and Services    https://philologos.org/__eb-ttms/temple04.htm

Rabbis, Priests, and Other Religious Functionaries http://www.jewfaq.org/rabbi.htm

"The Nazarite Priesthood" http://www.sabbatarian.com/content/guidepage20.html


A Day In The Life Of The Temple

https://www.templeinstitute.org/day_in_life/24_shifts.htm

A Day in the Life of the Temple Summary Notes

https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgZfOAuiyD6cgs9O91SdUYCB4QWPNw

 


Priesthood and Lineage Genetically Proven

God inspired Joseph Smith to write that men who could 'prove their lineage' from Aaron (namely Jews today with Levitical ancestory), would be entitled to priesthood.  He also wrote that this linage would be passed from 'father to son':  Research in the last couple years has identified in the Cohen (Literal descendants of the tribe of Lehi--the orthodox Jewish priesthood) have found that a gene exists only within those who have priesthoodIt is only transferred from father to son.  It is on the Y-Chromosome.  Only men have Y-chromosomes; women do not. 

http://www.restoredgospel.com/GE/Handouts/PriesthoodandGenetics.asp

"...The results are stunning. A group of genetic markers ...- is seen in about 10% of the general Jewish population and in over 50% of the Cohanim. The long-held Jewish belief that priestly status is passed from father to son over the centuries seems to be confirmed in the genes. " 

http://http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/2706israel.html

Jesus' complete Priesthood historically started with Adam, . . .

http://www.restoredgospel.com/GE/Handouts/PriesthoodStructure.asp

FIRST SAMUEL

                    https://thebibleproject.com/explore/1-samuel                       

                 Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                              http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/first-samuel

Read Scripture: 1 Samuel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJOju5Dw0V0

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/1&2-Samu/1&2Sam.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-flesh-and-the-spirit-1st-samuel

Samuel's Circuit Map  http://www.bible-history.com/geography/maps/map_palestine_samuels_circuit.html

The First King in Israel  http://www.askelm.com/news/n040209.htm

Ministry of Samuel - Anointing Saul  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/048.jpg

Saul & His Wars  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/049.jpg

The unheard story of David and Goliath   http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_the_unheard_story_of_david_and_goliath/transcript#t-219186

Goliath’s Head  https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.askelm.com%2Fnews%2Fn070530.pdf

King Saul in 1000 BC Unites Tribes  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/049a.jpg

David's Flight from Saul  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/050.jpg

David's Rise to Power  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/051.jpg

David's Conquest of Canaan  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/051a.jpg

David's Wars of Conquest  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/052.jpg

Kingdom of David & Solomon  http://www.seektheoldpaths.com/Maps/053.jpg

                                               Saul’s Death Wish (1 Samuel 31)                                                                 https://bible.org/seriespage/28-saul-s-death-wish-1-samuel-31

SECOND SAMUEL

                     https://thebibleproject.com/explore/2-samuel                      

                             Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                                        http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/second-samuel

Read Scripture: 2 Samuel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvoWDXNDJgs

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/1&2-Samu/1&2Sam.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-king-after-gods-own-heart-2nd-samuel-1st-chronicles

 

FIRST KINGS

                         https://thebibleproject.com/explore/1-2-kings                  

                        Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                                   http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/first-kings

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/1&2-Kings/kings.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-way-to-lose-a-kingdom-1st-kings-2nd-chronicles-1to20

 

SECOND KINGS

                                           

                     Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                                    http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/second-kings

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/1&2-Kings/kings.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/light-and-shadow-2nd-kings-2nd-chronicles-21to36

 

FIRST CHRONICLES

            https://thebibleproject.com/explore/1-2-chronicles                                                       Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                                               http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/first-chronicles

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/1&2-Chron/chron.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-king-after-gods-own-heart-2nd-samuel-1st-chronicles

The Pattern of the Temple  http://askelm.com/temple/t031102.htm

 

SECOND CHRONICLES

                                                Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                                             http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/second-chronicles

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/1&2-Chron/chron.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-way-to-lose-a-kingdom-1st-kings-2nd-chronicles-1to20

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/light-and-shadow-2nd-kings-2nd-chronicles-21to36

 

Summary of Insights from Samuel-Kings_Chronicles

1, 2 Samuel; 1, 2 Kings; And 1, 2 Chronicles
The Rise And Fall Of Israel And Judah
Lesson 7

https://truthfortheworld.org/bcc/courses/bcc_ots_l7.html

Samuel, Kings & Chronicles and Work

https://www.theologyofwork.org/old-testament/samuel-kings-chronicles-and-work

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EZRA

                     https://thebibleproject.com/explore/ezra-nehemiah          

                                  Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                                       http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/ezra

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/Ezra/ezr.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-way-back-ezra-nehemiah-esther

 

NEHEMIAH

                                            Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                               http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/nehemiah

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/Nehe/neh.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-way-back-ezra-nehemiah-esther

 

ESTHER

                   https://thebibleproject.com/explore/esther                        

                          Chuck Swindoll's Summary and Overview of the Book:                              http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/esther

http://www.bibleexplained.com/other-early/Esther/esth.htm

http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/highlights/the-way-back-ezra-nehemiah-esther

Women in Ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible  http://religion.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.001.0001/acrefore-9780199340378-e-45

 

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