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Exodus

EXODUS

THE NAME OF THE BOOK

The second book of the Pentateuch is called Exodus, Greek for “a going out.” The name is used because the book describes the “going out” of the Children of Israel from the Land of Egypt. However, the name properly describes only the content of the first part of the book, the first 18 chapters. The other 22 chapters are concerned with the giving of the Law and Covenant, and the preparation of the tabernacle.

THREE MAIN DIVISIONS

We can logically divide the Book of Exodus into three main parts:
1. The deliverance out of Egypt (1-18)
2. The giving of the Law and the Covenant (19-24)
3. The preparation of the Tabernacle (25-40)

THE FIRST MAIN DIVISION

The first 18 chapters of Exodus describe the deliverance out of Egypt. Nearly 300 years have passed since the death of Joseph, recorded at the end of Genesis. The Israelites (offspring of Jacob or Israel) had been welcome visitors in Egypt at the end of Genesis. At the beginning of Exodus, however, they are a nation of slaves living under a new Pharaoh who had forgotten the good things that Joseph had done for Egypt. Chapters 2-4 tell of the preparation for leadership that was given to Moses so that he might lead the Israelites out of Egypt under God’s direction. They tell of Moses’ birth, his youth in the household of Pharaoh’s daughter, his fleeing to Midian after killing a man, God speaking to him out of a burning bush, the special signs given to him, and his return to Egypt. Chapters 5-6 relate how Moses negotiated with Pharaoh for the release of the Israelites. Chapters 7-12 tell of the Ten Plagues that God brought upon Egypt, the institution of the Passover, and the killing of the first-born in Egypt. Chapters 13-18 describe the actual exodus of Israel from Egypt. In these chapters you read such events as the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea, God’s providing of manna and quail for food, and the giving of water from the rock.

THE SECOND MAIN DIVISION

Chapters 19-24 describe the giving of the Law and the Covenant at Mount Sinai. Chapter 19 tells of the preparation of the people for receiving the Law. Chapters 20-23 record the giving of the Law. Chapter 24 tells of the establishing of the Covenant between God and His chosen people.

THE THIRD MAIN DIVISION

Chapters 25-40 tell of the preparation of the Tabernacle, the tent-like movable place of worship. Chapters 25-31 relate the specifications for the construction of the tabernacle and worship at the tabernacle. Chapters 32-34 tell of how the building was delayed by the incident of the golden calf. Chapters 35-39 tell of the actual building of the tabernacle. Chapter 40 records the setting up of the tabernacle and the glory of the Lord filling the tabernacle.

THE LAW OF MOSES

Through Moses God gave three different kinds of Law. They are: 1) The Moral Law, 2) The Ceremonial Law, and 3) The Civil Law. The Book of Exodus presents mainly the Moral Law, Leviticus mainly the Ceremonial, and Numbers the Civil Law:
1. The Moral Law. A summary of the Moral Law is the 10 Commandments. It tells man what is right and wrong as far as behavior or morals is concerned. The Moral Law is sometimes called the Natural Law because it was originally written into the hearts of Adam and Eve at creation, and all people by nature know at least part of it. The Moral Law is much as it was intended for the Jews of Moses’ time.
2. The Ceremonial Law. This kind of law given through Moses tells of all the ceremonies that had to be followed by the Old Testament Jews. It tells of the rules and regulations regarding the Sabbath, the Old Testament Festivals, the place of worship, the priesthood, and all the various sacrifices. The Ceremonial Law was intended only for the Old Testament Jews. When Christ came, God abolished the Ceremonial Law.
3. The Civil Law. This kind of law deals with the government regulations that God made for Old Testament Israel. Like the Ceremonial Law, the Civil Law was intended to regulate the lives only of the Old Testament Jews. Remember that when God gave the law to Moses, He was not taking away the promise that He gave to Abraham. [Galatians 3:17] reminds us: “The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise.” Remember that when God gave the law, He was not giving man a way by which he must earn his own salvation. The law can save no one. [Galatians 2:16] says that “a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.”

TYPES FOUND IN EXODUS

The word “type” means “picture.” An Old Testament “type” is something that pictures and points forward to something in the New Testament. In Colossians 2:17 Paul calls a type “a shadow of the things that were to come.” The Book of Exodus contains some types of Christ. These may be things, people, or events that picture and point forward to Christ and His work. Here are some of the types of Christ in Exodus:  1) Manna. Manna was the bread that God provided from heaven for the Children of Israel to eat. But Jesus is the true manna, the Bread of Life who gives eternal life. (See John 6:48-51.)  2) The Rock, from which water came. (Read 1 Corinthians 10:4 to see that this rock pointed forward to Christ.)   3) The Passover Lamb. The lamb that was killed for the Passover pictured Christ and His death on the cross. Just as the firstborn in Israel were saved from death by the lamb, so we are saved by Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.  4) Moses. Moses serves as a type of Christ in that he led his people out of slavery in Egypt, while Christ has lead us out of the slavery of sin.

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Malachi

MALACHI

MALACHI AND HIS BOOK

Malachi’s name means “my messenger.” If he was not the very last messenger of God to write an Old Testament book, he was at least one of God’s last Old Testament messengers. (Several of the Historical Books may have been written later than Malachi, for example, Nehemiah. We do not know for sure.) It seems certain that he was the last prophet of the Old Testament era to point forward to the coming Messiah. After Malachi’s time, 400 years of divine silence would begin until the Messiah had established his Kingdom. We are told nothing about the man Malachi himself in his book. We do not know exactly when he lived. But because the temple had already been rebuilt and a Persian governor was ruling in Jerusalem when Malachi wrote, he must have lived after the time of Haggai and Zechariah. Perhaps he wrote about 450-430 B.C. From Malachi’s book we can learn much about the conditions at his time. They were hard times with prosperity lacking. The people thought that God had let them down. Both priests and people had developed a very careless attitude in their spiritual lives. The priests were offering blind, crippled, and diseased animals to God at the temple. This was something they would not dare to do to the Persian governor, but they dared to do this to the Lord Almighty. The lay people were robbing God by cheating him out of the tithes and offerings they were to offer. Men were divorcing their older wives to marry younger heathen women. The people were generally saying that it was a waste of their time to serve God (3:14). It was to these priests and people that Malachi prophesied. He uncovered their sins before their eyes; then he held before them the promise of the Messiah.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF MALACHI:

  1. Malachi Admonishes the Priests and People for Their Sins (1-2)
  2. Malachi Offers Messages of Hope and Warning (3-4)

Since Malachi’s book is short, you will have time to read the whole book. Notice especially the prophecies in 3:1 where the Messiah is called “the messenger of the covenant.” Notice that the work of John the Baptist of preparing the way for the Messiah is prophesied twice: 3:1a and 4:5. The last three verses of Malachi’s book are a fitting closing for the Old Testament. 4:5 directs our attention back to what has been written so far in God’s inspired Book; 4:5 directs our attention forward to what is soon to take place and be recorded in the New Testament when the long-promised Messiah comes.

A SUMMARY ON THE MINOR PROPHETS

1.HOSEA “the prophet with the adulterous wife;” prophesied to Israel during time of Jeroboam II of Israel and later prophesied against Israel’s spiritual adultery (idolatry and accompanying sins).

2.JOEL “the Day of the Lord prophet;” probably prophesied to Judah; time unknown; encouraged repentance before “Day of the Lord;” prophesied Day of Pentecost.

3.AMOS “the farmer prophet;” prophesied to Israel, during time of Jeroboam II; prophesied against Israel’s general immorality.

4.OBADIAH”the prophet against Edom;” prophesied for Judah; time unknown; prophesied that God would judge Edom; shortest Old Testament book.

5.JONAH “the unwilling prophet;” prophesied to Nineveh; during time of Jeroboam II; called Nineveh to repentance.

6.MICAH “the prophet to Samaria and Jerusalem;” prophesied to both kingdoms; during time of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah; prophesied that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.

7.NAHUM “the doom to Nineveh prophet;” prophesied to comfort Judah; before time of Nineveh’s destruction; wrote in order to comfort Judah by prophesying Nineveh’s destruction.

8.HABAKKUK “the prophet who questions God;” prophesies concerning Judah; perhaps late in Josiah’s reign most famous verse is 2:4. “The righteous will live by his faith.”

9.ZEPHANIAH “the prophet with royal blood;” prophesied to Judah; during reign of Josiah; prophesied against idolatry and accompanying sins.

10.HAGGAI”the temple-building prophet;” prophesied to Judah starting in 520 B.C.; encouraged the completing of the temple.

11.ZECHARIAH “the most messianic minor prophet;” prophesied to Judah; starting in 520 B.C.; encouraged the completing of the temple with Haggai; prophesied Palm Sunday event.

12.MALACHI”the last Old Testament prophet;” prophesied to Judah late in 400’s B.C.; twice prophesied John the Baptist.

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Zechariah

ZECHARIAH

ZECHARIAH AND HIS BOOK

Zechariah’s name means “the Lord remembers.” His name is a reminder that the Lord never forgets His people or His promises to them. The Lord remembered His people in captivity, and He returned them, including Zechariah, to the Land of the Promise. The Lord remembered His promise to send the Messiah; and through the many Messianic prophecies of Zechariah, He showed that He continued to remember His promise. Zechariah was a priest from the tribe of Levi. He had returned from the Captivity together with his father Berekiah and grandfather Iddo. Zechariah began his prophesying two months after Haggai’s ministry began in 520 B.C., the second year of King Darius’ reign (see 1:1). Like Haggai, Zechariah encouraged the people to rebuild the Lord’s temple. Zechariah’s book, however, is longer and has much more variety than Haggai’s. His book contains visions with strange symbols, prose as well as poetry, and many Messianic prophecies. The Book of Zechariah has been called “the most Messianic” of all the Old Testament books.

GENERAL OUTLINE FOR THE BOOK OF ZECHARIAH

  1. Zechariah’s Eight Visions (1-6)
  2. The Question About Fasting (7-8) (Zechariah answers the question of whether the people should continue to fast on the day commemorating the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. Zechariah answers that God wants obedience that comes from the heart; He does not just want the outward practice of fasting.)
  3. Prophecies about World Powers and God’s Kingdom (9-14) (This section contains many Messianic prophecies.)

A word of advice when reading Zechariah:

The Book of Zechariah contains some sections that are difficult to understand. We should let the other parts of Scripture help explain the difficult passages when that is possible; and we should not pretend to understand more than we can truly understand and make all kinds of strange interpretations.

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Haggai

HAGGAI

These last three books of the Old Testament were all written after the time of the Babylonian Captivity. They tell of events back in the homeland of Judah. The messages of the three prophets Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi were given during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah.

HAGGAI AND HIS BOOK

When the Jews first returned from the Captivity in 538 B.C. under the leadership of Zerubbabel, they made a good start at rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. But soon they were discouraged in their building project, and the work stopped completely (Ezra 4:4-5). Then the prophets Haggai and Zechariah began to stir up and encourage the people with their preaching (Ezra 5:1-2). Haggai began his preaching in 520 B.C., the second year of King Darius’ reign (Haggai 1:1). Through the prophets’ preaching the people were moved to start again the temple-building project. In 516 B.C. the restored temple was completed (Ezra 6:14-15). It had been 70 years since the first temple had been destroyed by the Babylonians. (Since the Bible sometimes dates these events and the prophets’ lives according to the rule of King Darius, it is helpful to remember that Darius ruled from 521-486 B.C.) We are given no information in the Bible about the personal life of the Prophet Haggai. We assume that he was born in Babylon during the Captivity and that he returned to Judah with the first group in 538 B.C. We can say only that his name means “festive,” that is, “relating to a feast or festival.” In his book with its two chapters, Haggai brings four messages or sermons to the people of Judah. His messages contain both correction and encouragement, that is, both Law and Gospel. The people first needed correction because their priorities were wrong. They were not putting spiritual things first. God and His temple were pushed aside while the people were selfishly thinking only of their own material comforts. Because they were not putting spiritual things first, God was even keeping from them the things they wanted so much: food, good clothes, savings, good crops, oil, etc. Haggai preached to the conscience of the people and asked: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house (the temple) remains a ruin?” (1:4). The people listened and the building project started again. As they built, Haggai encouraged and comforted them. He promised that God was with them as they built. When some were discouraged because the new temple was not as beautiful as Solomon’s former temple, Haggai comforted them again with a promise of the Messianic Kingdom. Through Christ God would grant peace to the world at the place of the new temple. God promised,”The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house … And in this place I will grant peace” (2:9). Read 2:6-9 for the whole Messianic promise.

A Theme for the Book of Haggai:

“Haggai Encourages to Rebuild the Temple”

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Zephaniah

ZEPHANIAH

ZEPHANIAH AND HIS BOOK

His name means “the Lord Hides.” We learn from the first verse of Zephaniah’s book that he was the great-great grandson of good King Hezekiah of Judah. We learn in the same verse that Zephaniah prophesied during the reign of good King Josiah of Judah (640-608 B.C.) Since Josiah led a religious reform starting in 622 B.C., it seems that Zephaniah must have prophesied in the early part of Josiah’s rule. His book describes a time when religious reform had obviously not taken place. He prophesied against Judah for its Baal and Molech worship, for its arrogant prophets, treacherous men, and immoral priests. “The day of the Lord” or coming “judgment day” is a major theme of Zephaniah. Read Zephaniah 1:14-18 to see what he says to Judah about the great day of the Lord. The prophet’s purpose was obviously to warn Judah of coming judgment from God. He was looking for repentance so that the day of the Lord would not have to be a tragic day for Judah. Read Zephaniah 2:1-3 to see Zephaniah’s urgent appeal for repentance. Zephaniah did not just end with judgment and repentance preaching. He also proclaimed a gracious message of comfort through the coming Messiah. Read Zephaniah 3:9-20 to hear Zephaniah’s Gospel preaching.

GENERAL OUTLINE FOR THE BOOK OF ZEPHANIAH:

  1. Judah’s Destruction Is Coming
  2. Surrounding Nations Are Judged
  3. Jerusalem’s Future Woe and Blessings Are Told

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Habakkuk

HABAKKUK

HABAKKUK AND HIS BOOK

A knowledge of Hebrew can tell us that Habakkuk’s name means “embrace,” but about the life of the prophet we can learn almost nothing. From his book we can gather that he wrote to the people of Judah about the time that the Babylonians were beginning to be a threat to Judah (cf.1:6). This would mean that Habakkuk was a contemporary of Jeremiah. Perhaps he wrote about 610 B.C. during the reign of King Josiah of Judah. We might call Habakkuk, “the prophet who questions God.” In 1:2-4 Habakkuk questions how God can see the wickedness of Judah and seemingly not do anything about it. In 1:5-11 God answers Habakkuk that he is about to send the Babylonians to judge Judah. This answer brings a more troubling question to Habakkuk. How can a righteous God use very wicked people like the Babylonians to judge Judah (see 1:12-2:1 “Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? “)? God’s answer this time is that the Babylonians themselves will eventually be punished (see 2:2-20). In this second answer of God to Habakkuk’s questioning comes a very important passage. In 2:4 God says: “The righteous will like by his faith.” Only those who rest the weight of their lives on God – on his salvation, on his power and wisdom – really have life. All those who are puffed up in their own pride and arrogance and are trusting in themselves will find destruction and eternal death. That is true for Babylonians and Jews. In the New Testament, Paul makes it clear that this is true also for all people of all time: “The righteous will live by his faith” (see Romans 1:16-17; Galatians 3:10-11; and Hebrews 10:35-38). Habakkuk’s third and last chapter is his prayer to God. He makes a beautiful confession of faith and says that no matter what happens – destruction of Jerusalem, captivity or whatever – he will trust in God. Read especially 3:16-19 to see Habakkuk’s prayerful confession of faith. The prophet lived by his faith in his Savior-God and was counted righteous. Likewise, we are counted righteous by faith in our Savior-God.

GENERAL OUTLINE FOR THE BOOK OF HABAKKUK

  1. God Announces His Judgment of Judah Through the Babylonians (1)
  2. God Will Judge the Babylonians (2)
  3. Habakkuk’s Prayer and Confession of Faith (3)

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Nahum

NAHUM

NAHUM AND HIS BOOK

Nahum means “comforter.” He is called in 1:1 “the Elkoshite;” this probably suggests that he came from a town named Elkosh. We do not know for sure where Elkosh was located. Some say it was in northern Galilee and some say Judah. As his name suggests, Nahum was indeed a comforter to Judah. But he was a prophet of woe and destruction to Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. His whole book with its three chapters deals with the coming destruction of Nineveh. Nahum must have written his book sometime between 663 B.C. and 612 B.C. We know this since he refers to the Assyrians conquering of Thebes in Egypt, which took place in 663 B.C. (cf. Nahum 3:8-10). The actual destruction of Nineveh took place in 612 B.C. at the hands of the Babylonians. It is clear from Nahum’s book that the destruction of the city had not yet taken place when the prophet was writing. Nahum’s book was a comfort to Judah since they lived in daily fear of Assyria, the great superpower to the north. They knew of the complete destruction of the kingdom of their fellow Jews of Israel in 722 B.C. at the hands of mighty Assyria. They lived with constant threats from Assyria to their own land of Judah. To hear from Nahum that God would soon judge Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, must have brought a sigh of relief to Judah. It is clear from Nahum’s first chapter that the coming destruction of Nineveh would be because of God’s judgment on her sins. It would not be just some unexplained political event. Chapter 1, v.3 reminds Nineveh and all wicked cities and countries that judgment is sure to come from God: “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power; he will not leave the guilty unpunished.” “Whatever they plot against the Lord he will bring to an end,” is the assurance of Nahum 1:9. We are saddened to learn that the repentance of Nineveh at the time of Jonah was short-lived. The poetry that Nahum writes under inspiration is some of the most graphic poetry of the Bible. He was very skilled in clear and vivid descriptions that threaten the coming disaster on Nineveh. As examples of his vivid poetry, read Nahum 3:1-4 and Nahum 3:12.

A Theme for the Book of Nahum:

“God’s Judgment on Nineveh, the Assyrian Capital.”

The Purpose of the Book:

“To comfort Judah during the Assyrian threat.”

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Micah

MICAH

MICAH AND HIS BOOK

The name Micah means “Who is like the Lord?” The first verse of his book gives us the other information that we can gather on the Prophet Micah. Micah 1:1 says: “The word of the Lord given to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah – the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.” From that verse we can learn that Micah came from a town about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem in the area of Philistia. Moresheth Gath his hometown is called in Micah 1:14. Since Micah prophesied during the reigns of the three kings mentioned in 1:1, we know that he worked at the same time as Isaiah. Micah prophesied to both Samaria and Jerusalem, that is, to both the Northern and Southern Kingdoms. Samaria was the capital of the Northern Kingdom at Micah’s time. It is clear from his book that Micah prophesied to uncover the sins of both Israel and Judah. He was not afraid to denounce rulers, false prophets, priests, and all selfish and hypocritical people of the two kingdoms. He prophesied that Samaria would be made “a heap of rubble” for her sins and that disaster would also come to the gate of Jerusalem. But we remember Micah’s message most for his words of promise and hope. In his best remembered prophecy, he tells of the place of Christ’s birth: Read Micah 5:2. His Messianic prophecy in Micah 4:1-5 is almost identical to the prophecy of his contemporary, Isaiah, in Isaiah 2:2-4.

GENERAL OUTLINE FOR THE BOOK OF MICAH

1. Judgment Against Israel and Judah (1-3)
2. Messianic Prophecies (4-5)
3. The Lord’s Case Against Israel (6-7)

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Jonah

JONAH

JONAH AND HIS BOOK

The Prophet Jonah was introduced to us in 2 Kings 14:25. There we are told that he was the “son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.” The town of Gath Hepher was located near Nazareth in Galilee. 2 Kings 14 also tells us that Jonah served as a prophet during the reign of Jeroboam II of Israel (793-753 B.C. God called Jonah to a special foreign mission field. He was called to preach to the people of Nineveh, the great capital of Assyria. At first he was an unwilling prophet, but when he finally preached in Nineveh, his God-given message was followed. Nineveh repented. The Book of Jonah clearly shows that God is not only interested in the salvation of the Jews, but of all the people of the earth. He wants all to be saved – including the people of Nineveh. The success of Jonah’s preaching in Nineveh reminds us that mission work is never in vain. Jonah 1:17 provides us with a striking Messianic picture. In Mat. 12:40-41 Jesus tells us that Jonah being swallowed by the fish and staying there for three days and three nights was a picture of Jesus’ own death, burial, and resurrection.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF JONAH

  1. Jonah Flees from the Lord (1)
  2. Jonah’s Prayer (2)
  3. Jonah Goes to Nineveh (3)
  4. Jonah’s Anger at the Lord’s Compassion (4)

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Obadiah

OBADIAH

OBADIAH AND HIS BOOK

About Obadiah we know only that his name means “servant of the Lord.” Some have guessed that he was the earliest of the Minor Prophets, while others have said that he lived after the Babylonians’ destruction of Jerusalem. His book does not say when he lived. Obadiah’s book is the shortest of all the Old Testament books. It has just one chapter with 21 verses. The book is a prophecy against the Land of Edom. Edom was the land southeast of the Dead Sea reaching down to the Gulf of Acaba on the Dead Sea. Edom was another name for Esau, the brother of Jacob. It was the descendants of Esau that inhabited the Land of Edom. Although the Edomites were close relatives of the Jews, the two were bitter enemies. The Edomites from their rocky mountainous land would make raids on Judah. When Judah was threatened by other enemies, Edom would side with those enemies. For all this treachery, the Prophet Obadiah speaks words of doom toward Edom. He prophesies that Edom will certainly be punished and that Judah will be delivered. In his prophecy Obadiah also reminds us that “the day of the Lord is near for all nations” (v. 15).

A Theme for the Book of Obadiah:

“GOD’S JUDGEMENT ON EDOM”

Old Testament


Who is Moses and the prophets? More topics and answers found here.

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New Testament


Who is Jesus and why should I care? Here, you will find answers!

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About the Bible


What is the Bible? Find an answer to this question and more.

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WHO IS JESUS?

Many people have many different ideas. Just a good man who lived and died? A charismatic man whose followers stretched the truth? A holy man with some connection to the divine? A prophet like Mohammed? Who is Jesus?

WORSHIP

Ever have a question about worship practices but didn’t know whom to ask? Well here’s the place for you! Learn the meaning of the Scripture readings in church,. Learn how to pray. And understand religious terms used in the church setting.