Hosea

HOSEA INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF HOSEA 1. The key word of the book is “return,” used 15 times as an in dication of God’s attitude toward his backslidden people. 2. The book summarizes what Hosea felt and taught during his long career as a prophet to Israel in a time of defectio
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Genesis

GENESIS INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF GENESIS 1. “Genesis” is an appropriate title in that it means “beginning” 2. “Beginning” is also the key word of the book, 1:1 3. Among the many beginnings which this book records, there is the beginning of: (1) The revelation of God, 1:
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Exodus

EXODUS INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF EXODUS 1. “Exodus” means “departure” or “outgoing,” a title first applied to the book by the Greek-speaking Jews who translated the Hebrew Bible into Greek at Alexandria 2. The book of Exodus, partly historical and partly legislative, is
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Leviticus

LEVITICUS ACCESS TO A HOLY GOD, 1:1-7:38 A. THE OFFERINGS, 1:1-7:38 1. From where does God speak in 1:1? From the tabernacle of the congregation instead of Mt. Sinai 2. Ascertain the implication of God’s position in 1:1: God could speak from this position because: (1) He could do it
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Numbers

NUMBERS INTRODUCTION A. THE HOOK OF NUMBERS 1. Its name is derived from the fact that it records the numbering of Israel at Sinai and in Moab 2. It continues the history of Israel where Exodus had left it 3. Numbers is distinctly the book of the wilderness and is partly historical and
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Deuteronomy

DEUTERONOMY Introduction A. THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY 1. “Deuteronomy” means “The Second Law” because: (1) The law of God is applied and demonstrated in the wilderness wanderings of Israel which are summarized in this book (2) This law is here repeated to a generation which had
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Joshua

JOSHUA INTRODUCTION A. THE ROOK OF JOSHUA 1. The book of Joshua records the history of the conquest of Canaan by Israel 2. Having led the people “out,” God now leads them “in.” Deut. 6:28 3. The kev Dhrase of the book is “the Lord fought for Israel,” (10:14) 4. God is
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Judges

JUDGES INTRODUCTION A. THE HOOK OF JUDGES 1. This book takes its name from the twelve civil and military rulers (excluding Abimelech who was a usurper) whom God raised up to govern Israel until the formation of the kingdom 2. God’s choice of these men illustrates and demonstrates Ze
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Ruth

RUTH INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF RUTH 1. The book of Ruth is of unknown authorship and was evidently not written until after the birth of David, 4:22 2. This remarkable story unfolded itself during very troublous and difficult times when the throne of the nation was denied to God and
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I Samuel

I SAMUEL INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF I SAMUEL 1. The two books of Samuel, of uncertain authorship, were originally but one book with one story 2. The first division into two books was made in the Septuagint about 260 B. C. 3. The book records the transition of Israel from a theocracy
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