Week Fourteen: The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther teaches us the providence of God. The account of Esther takes place between chapter 6 and & of Ezra. while some Jews have returned to Jerusalem with the blessings of King Cyrus some years before,most have chosen to remain in voluntary exile. This undoubtedly grieved the Lord but not beyond His care. Chapter 1-5 The anti-Semitic crisis. king Ahasuerus or Xerxes who was king over Persian empire,reigned over provinces from India Read more…

Week Thirteen: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

The Book of Ezra and Nehemiah deal with the return of the remnant from Babylonian captivity . They were the elect of the people returning to their own land of Jerusalem which is called post exile period, which is also called second exodus in Isaiah. This is the turning point in history. This was predicted by the prophet Isaiah 200 years in Isaiah 44:28,45:1-4,45:13 before Cyrus was born . The Lord stirred up the spirit Read more…

Week Twelve: First and second Chronicles Bible Book summary

The book of Chronicles is an detailed account of the main Genealogies order from Adam to Nehemiah . The chosen people of Israel the Lords people. It also describes the events of the Davidic Monarchy to the time of the Babylonian captivity. In it we see the Divinity of God by High calling,Great blessings,peoples ill nature and disobedience over and over and their apostasy which is worshiping other gods. Therefore the kingdom is suspended for Read more…

Week 11 The Books of 1 and 11 Kings

I King records the division of the united kingdom of Saul,David and Solomon into two kingdoms which are Israel and Judah. II Kings records the collapse or captivity  of Israel and Judah. The name Israel represents 10 of the tribes and becomes the Northern kingdom with Samaria as capital. This takes place after the death of Solomon and led by Jeroboam,the son of Nebat. The name Judah represents two tribes,  Judah and Benjamin and becomes Read more…

Book of Samuel 2

The Book of Samuel 2 gives in detail after King Saul’s death immediately David reigning in Judah ,and later the all of Israel in total of 40 years. therefore  is the” Book of King Davids Reign”. Chapter 1-12  Describes Davids Triumphs. David ruled in Hebron for 7yrs and 6 months over Judah only. Since all the other tribes wouldn’t accept him as Saul’s successor and to have their own king. Later on all tribes come Read more…

Week 9: 1 Samuel

Samuel was Israel s last Judge, He was also a priest and counts him as the first  prophet. Although  Moses was also a prophet. This book talks about how people rebelled and asked for a king  which God granted them though it was less than God`s best . “Lord of hosts” was used as God is the leader of the army also the word”prayer ” is used often Chapter 1-8 : Samuel The last of Read more…

Week 8 The Book of Judges and Ruth

After Joshua`s death Judges were the chosen leaders  who were raised up by God who guided Israel through administration and military responsibility and spiritual needs. since the new generation did not know the Lord and disregarded the laws of Moses and they did whatever they wanted and displeased the Lord.  The sins are called apostasy. So in Judges we see the sinfulness and constant failure of man but we also see the constant mercy of Read more…

Week 7 Book of Joshua

Joshua means”Jehovah is Salvation” The lesson and the center of message in Joshua is the New Testament Truth, as it says in 1 John 5:4 This is the victory that over cometh the world,even our faith. Chapter 1-5  is about Entering the Land. Chapter 6-12 is about overcoming the Land Chapter 13-24  is about occupying the land Joshua was a very faithful servant to God and to Moses, and was very obedient ,Victory of faith Read more…

Week 6 Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy is last of the 5 books written by Moses,and one of the most quoted book in New testament,195 times. Deuteronomy was a book Jesus quoted many times. Deuteronomy describes the final preparations to go into Canaan and  the destinations through faithfulness of God. The law given before is given in detail as a second law  – and that is the meaning of Deuteronomy,for the new generation to reiterate since they grew up in the Read more…

Week 5 Numbers

This was named Numbers because the children of Israel was numbered twice , The old Hebrew name was “in the wilderness”.Numbers should be read in connection with Exodus,Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Chapters 1-14  Talks about the Old generation Chapters 15-20 The wandering years. Chapters 21-36  Talks about the new generation Numbers talks about the census, the numbering of the adult males,distribution of the tribes,numbering of the Levi tribes( priestly)also they were not included in the general Read more…