Unit V H Istorical Books

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  • 1. HISTORICAL BOOKS 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit*, Judith*, 1 Maccabees*, 2 Maccabees*
  • 2. HISTORICAL BOOKS
    • Explain as a whole the continuing covenant God had with the people of Israel since the time of Abraham and Moses.
  • 3. HISTORICAL BOOKS
    • The relationship is shown through the Israelite's ties to God through faith, obedience and worship.
  • 4. 1 Samuel & 2 Samuel
    • Covers a hundred years of a kingdom in Israel.
  • 5. 1 Samuel & 2 Samuel
    • Stories of Samuel, Saul and King David .
    • God’s Promise to David of a lasting royal dynasty (Messiah).
  • 6. 1 Kings & 2 Kings
    • End of David’s life.
      • Four hundred years of history.
    • Main Principle is loyalty to God.
  • 7. 1 Chronicles & 2 Chronicles
    • To unify God’s people
    • Trace the Davidic line
    • Genuine worship to be the center of individual & national life.
  • 8. 1 Chronicles & 2 Chronicles
    • To unify the nation around true worship of God by showing his standard for judging kings. The righteous kings of Judah and the religious revivals under their rule are highlighted and the sins of the evil kinds are exposed.
  • 9. Ezra
    • To show God’s faithfulness and the way he kept his promise to restore his people to their land.
  • 10. Nehemiah
    • Four books show
    • God’s intervention in history.
    • Saul’s reign to return from exile.
  • 11. Tobit
    • Devout Jew in exile, and of his son Tobias.
    • Despite good works, Tobit is mysteriously blinded
    • Begs God to take his life .
  • 12. Tobit
    • The story inculcates ideals of benevolence, marriage, and prayer, with assurances that God is a God of mercy toward the long-suffering righteous and punishes the wicked
  • 13. Judith
    • The name Judith is Hebrew ( יְהוּדִית
      • "Praised" or "Jewess”
    • The moral is as much about the dangers of a beautiful woman
      • Story of Delilah and Samson .
  • 14. Esther
    • Three books
    • Instruction on Israel’s observance to God.
    • Shows God as master of all events.
  • 15. 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees
    • Same story in both books but different viewpoint (like Gospels).
    • 1+2 shows God as Israel’s source of help.
    • 2 gives teachings on resurrection of the Dead/saints.
  • 16. 1 Kings & 2 Kings
    • Pick a story from 1 Kings or 2 Kings and be able to write a 1 page essay about how the particular story relates to your faith life. You will need to site specific examples from the story.