B) Gods Word

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B) Gods Word

  1. 1. God’s Word Christian Scripture
  2. 2. Old Testament Scripture A Short Review
  3. 3. The “Holy Land” • Home to three major world religions: • Islam • Judaism • Christianity • In order to know the type of people living in the Holy Land, we need to recognize some of its geography
  4. 4. Shape • Rectangular • 145 miles, North to South • 25 miles wide in North • 87 miles wide in South (near Dead Sea) • Served as a crossroads for Egypt, Syrian, and Persian expansions • Later: political conquests of Greece & Rome (N.T. Era)
  5. 5. Ancient Israel Western portion: rain East. portion: no rain Dead Sea: Below Sea Level - and therefore holds a great amount of salt within its waters. Map of Palestine
  6. 6. Click to edit Master text styles Second level ● Third level ● Fourth level ● Fifth level
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  10. 10. Timeline c. 1850 BC: Abraham journeys from Ur to Canaan c. 1700 BC: Jacob settles in Egypt (Joseph) c. 1280 BC: Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt 1250-1200: Joshua leads conquest of Promised Land 1200-1020: Israel = a 12 tribe “confederacy” - Period of the Judges c. 1020: David annointed king; unites Israel and makes Jerusalem capital 961-922: Solomon; builds Temple 922: Kingdom splits: North & South
  11. 11. 721: Israel conquered by Assyria 701: Assyria: attacks Judah & captures Jerusalem, but then retreats 621: King Josiah, reforms Judah’s religion 587:Babylonian King: Nebuchadnezzar destroys Jerusalem & Temple - Jews to Babylon 587-538: Jewish remnant returns to Jerusalem 520-515: 2nd Temple c. Ezra & Nehemiah rebuild Jerusalem; reform religion c. 333 Alexander: Captures Jerusalem 323-197: Egyptians rule over Palestine 197-142: Seleucids rule Palestine; Jews persecuted 63: Falls to Rome
  12. 12. Hebrew
  13. 13. The New Testament ρχ το ε αγγελίου ησο Χριστο υ ο θεοἀ ὴ ῦ ὐ Ἰ ῦ ῦ ἱ ῦ ῦ Mark 1:1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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