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Old Testament Characters & Events: Class Feedback Walking Through the Word 2012
Warnings From Israel’s History ”For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that ourancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate thesame spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from thespiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless,God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in thewilderness. 6Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts onevil things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it iswritten: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”[8We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one daytwenty-three thousand of them died. 9 We should not test Christ, as some of themdid—and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—andwere killed by the destroying angel. 11These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warningsfor us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come “ (1 Cor 10:1-11 KJV).
List your reasons … Collaborative ClassFeedbackGroup 1: You must know the Old Testament to understand the NewTestament—Some things in the Old Testament have typology that youneed to confirm in the New. God revealed more about Himself fromthe Old Testament to the New. He gave progressive revelationknowledge.Group 2: Reflects events that happened before the New Covenant.—The blood sacrifice is one of the central messages of the OldTestament. The blood of the lamb…atonement for our sins. Laid theframework for the New Testament and coming of the Messiah.Group 3: Gives us a history of who God is and what He wants us todo. They didn’t know who they were worshipping. It’s like building apyramid. The Old Testament sets a foundation and helps usunderstand God and His righteousness. The Old Testament enrichesthe New Testament and is a guiding light to it.
The Dispensations --(Collaborative Class Feedback) Patriarchal Jewish (Mosaic) Christian (Church)• Promise that God gave to • Moses went into the • Began on the Day of the patriarchs. A prohibition mountains and got the ten Pentecost. The birth of the with Adam and Noah. Chief commandments New Testament church at fathers were Adam, Noah, • It’s was originally for the about 30 A.D. and Abraham. Jewish people • Grace comes in, no longer• Adam: He gave Adam a • God gave the law through under the law. Grace is God’s home and dominion over Moses. The law brings order. capability for your lack of the rest of creation. – Gen, Exod, Lev & Deut. Or ability.• Abraham: Gave a promise to otherwise known as the Abraham for his seed. Look Torah unto your loins and that would be how many descendants you’d have. We all come from the seed of Abraham. Promises were both spiritual and earthly.• Noah: He gave blessings to Noah. During Noah’s period of time, He caused a flood to occur.
Adam Noah Abraham Joseph Isaiah MosesJeremiah Characters of the Joshua Daniel Old Testament GideonNehemiah Samuel Saul David Solomon Elijah
BABYLON (With Class Feedback) --Tower of Babylon MESOPOTAMIA --BabyloniansCANAAN & EGYPT -Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden came from the--Promise land --Noah and the flood East. God was--Abraham settled in --Abraham and the promise of the displeased Canaan Nations with them--Israelites went to --Mixed up their Egypt under language bondage of the rulers of the land because of disobedience Modern Iraq (approximate)--Then, went from JERUSALEM Egypt back to --God wanted to be Canaan. Struck the their King, rock, which is a --Anointed Saul as typology of Jesus. the first king, but--Moses was a prince in Lifted the Egypt. Raised as an anointing from MT.SINAI Saul Egyptian. Moses received the law here (Root, 1998, p. 32) http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible-maps/map-10?lang=eng
Character Event Place DispensationAdam Creation, sin Mesopotamia PatriarchalNoah FloodAbraham Promise of a nationJoseph Slavery to power to Egypt slaveryMoses Exodus, wilderness Egypt, Sinai Jewish wanderingJoshua Entering Promise Land Sinai, CanaanGideon Period of the Judges CanaanSamuel Anointing of Saul and Davidhttp://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible-maps/map-10?lang=eng
Identifying Character Place Dispensation CharacteristicSaul First King Canaan JewishDavid Great King JerusalemSolomon Wise KingElijah Great Prophet IsraelIsaiah Gospel ProphetJeremiah Weeping Prophet JudahDaniel Brave Prophet BabylonNehemiah Restorer of Civil Jerusalem Orderhttp://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible-maps/map-10?lang=eng
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Adam First father in the Garden of Eden.. PatriarchalNoah Chosen by the Lord to preserve life on earth from the great flood, because he obeyed God’s word and was righteous.Abraham He was the father of the multitudes. Rescued Lott. Father of faith and obedient in spite of many things. (Lot-pitched his tent towards Sodom and Gomorrah— In which direction do we pitch our tent?)Joseph One of twelve sons of Jacob. Became a ruler of Egypt. Sold into slavery. Saved his family from famine.Moses Raised by Egyptian princess, a Jew. Murdered an Egyptian. Had Jewish speech impediment, God used Moses to reveal His power to the (Mosaic) world at that time. Moses never entered into the Promise Land.Joshua Came after Moses. Son of Nun. God gave him promises and blessings. Would be with him as he was with Moses. Marched around Jericho.Gideon A judge. God reduced the size of the army from 30,000 to 10,000 to 300. Achieved victory over the AmoritesSamuel Led army to be victory. Was to be a prophet (Speak for God)http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible-maps/map-10?lang=eng
Saul God and Samuel did not agree on Saul. Saul proved to be a bad Jewish king. Was selfish and did what he wanted. Had a history of a (Mosaic) jealousy in him towards David. An APB. Met his fate in battle.David David was second king & most liked king of the Jews. David was anointed by the Prophet Samuel. Known to be a great musician. Slew Goliath, the Philistine. This made Saul jealous. David also was known as a man after God’s own heart. Prophet Nathan confronted David over the king’s affair with Bathsheba. Also, David sent Uriah the Hittite to the front line. (Thou art the man) (Psalm 51)Solomon Wise king. Son of David. Became the third king at an early age. (1 Chronicle) Asked the Lord for wisdom (to rule the people). He built the temple for the Lord. Obeyed, but them engrafted himself with wives from other countries. (Picked up transferring spirits from his wives.) Started worshipping other gods. Let down his standards.Elijah Built the water --- Baal – Call on your gods – When he called on our God, He answered. He ran from Jezebel.http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible-maps/map-10?lang=eng
Isaiah Gospel prophet. 700 years after Moses and 700 years before Jewish (Law) Moses. Israel was divided into two kingdoms. Northern kingdom was taken into captivity. Isaiah spoke of this and the Messiah. Notable Scripture: Isa 9:6 “For unto us a child is given…” We call the name of our God as Jesus. Sennacherib…(God is merciful…God allows U-turns in your life.)Jeremiah Weeping prophet. Lived when Jerusalem was destroyed. Wrote the Book of Lamentations.Daniel The Great. He was a prophet. Associate Daniel with the Book of Revelation. Daniel was the great one, because of Daniel and the lion’s den. Taken into captivity to Babylon. Became a trusted advisor to the king of Babylon with God’s help. Put in the fiery furnace. (Three went in and saw a fourth one), because they wouldn’t bow down to the graven image. Told of events to come, end times. (apocalyptic—end times) Interpreted end times.Nehemiah Governor of the Jews after their return from captivity in Babylon. He reorganized the government and restored the respect for God by the people. Called the restorer. Built the walls of Jerusalem.http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible-maps/map-10?lang=eng
References: Eichenburger, J . (2011). Training for service: A basic Bible overview for every Christian. Cincinnati, OH: Standard Publishing. Root, O. (1998). Training for service: A basic Bible overview for every Christian. Cincinnati, OH: Standard Publishing.http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible-maps/map-10?lang=eng