OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY

GENESIS (means "beginnings")
   1. Garden of Eden.  Genesis chapters 1-6
   2. The Flood.  Genesis chapters 7-10
   3. Tower of Babel.  Genesis 11
   4. Abraham.  Genesis 12
      Isaac  Genesis 21
      Esau and Jacob (Israel) Genesis 25
      12 Sons of Jacob (Israel) Genesis 30
   5. Joseph in Egypt.  Genesis 37
   6. All Israel in Egypt.  Genesis 46 - Exodus 14

EXODUS (means "exit")
   7. Wander in wilderness 40 years.  Exodus 15
        Law given.  Exodus 19-24
	Tabernacle built.  Exodus 25-40
 Laws for priests, LEVITICUS
 Census (numbering) of the people and stories of the wilderness
        journey.  NUMBERS
 Repeat (duo) of the wilderness journey, stories and laws.
	DEUTERONOMY - JOSHUA 2

JOSHUA
   8. Cross Jordan River to Promised Land.  Joshua 3
      Wars
 No king - had judges periodically.  JUDGES
 Got a king, Saul.  I SAMUEL
 Then David.  II SAMUEL
 Then Solomon.  I KINGS 1

I & II KINGS
   9. Kingdom splits.  North (Israel), South (Judah)
      I KINGS 12ff
  10. Israel taken captive to Assyria.  II Kings 15
  11. Judah taken captive to Babylon.  II Kings 25
(I & II CHRONICLES repeats and adds details of SAMUEL and KINGS.)
     Babylonian Captivity lasted 70 years.
     EZEKIEL, DANIEL and ESTHER were written in the captivity.

EZRA and NEHEMIAH
  12. Return after the 70 years to rebuild their homeland.
      HAGGAI, ZACHARIAH, & MALACHI preached during this time.

Then there were 400 "silent years" (no new Scripture) until Matthew 1:18

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