This is a true saying, and everyone should believe it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I Timothy 1:15

An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books

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Twelve books constitute what we commonly call the Old Testament Historical Books. Their combined stories portray the tempestuous and often incredible events that compose the history of Israel as a nation.

In Joshua, Judges and Ruth we witness the conquest of Cannan and the chaotic movement toward a monarchy. The books of Samuel record the establishment of the Davidic dynasty. The books of Kings and Chronicles depict the rise and fall of kingly lines and kingdoms. Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther portray life in exile and the return of a remnant to Jerusalem. All end on incomplete notes, pointing ahead to God’s future activity in the lives of His people--activity that did not reach its climax until the arrival of Jesus the Messiah.

Hardcover, 394 pages.

ISBN- 9780802441270