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Ten minute guide to the Old Testament: Part 2

Bible overview
Part 2 of an overview of the Old Testament - King Solomon to John the Baptist.
Contributed by The Glory Story
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790 years before Christ, war broke out between Judah and Israel. – Slide 1
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It was around this time that God called Jonah to prophesy against Nineveh, you may recall the story. – Slide 2
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When Jonah ran away, he was swallowed by a large fish. – Slide 3
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During the period 750 to 700 B.C. Amos … – Slide 4
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Hosea … – Slide 5
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Isaiah … – Slide 6
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and Micah began to prophesy, against Israel’s disobedience … – Slide 7
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the coming destruction of Jerusalem … – Slide 8
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and the coming of the Messiah. – Slide 9
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In the year 640 BC the people made eight-year-old Josiah their king. – Slide 10
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Josiah got rid of all of the idols … – Slide 11
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refurbished Solomon’s temple … – Slide 12
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reintroduced the law and turned the hearts of the people back to the Lord. – Slide 13
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Josiah reigned until 609 BC. – Slide 14
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During Josiah’s reign, Zephaniah prophesied the total destruction of Jerusalem … – Slide 15
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and the dispersion of its inhabitants. – Slide 16
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Joel’s prophecy also fits into the storyline here … – Slide 17
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prior to the 70 year Babylonian captivity. – Slide 18
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In 628 B.C. Jeremiah began to prophesy. – Slide 19
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In Chapter 25 of his book he prophesied that a 70 year captivity was about to take place. – Slide 20
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Nahum also prophesied about the destruction of Nineveh. – Slide 21
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Two years after Josiah’s reign as king … – Slide 22
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in 607 Habakkuk began to prophesy … – Slide 23
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about the destruction of Jerusalem. – Slide 24
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Twenty three years after Josiah’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, besieged Jerusalem. – Slide 25
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On August the 14,th 586 years before Christ, the total destruction of Jerusalem and the temple began, as prophesied by the prophets. – Slide 26
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The children of Israel either escaped, were killed, or taken to Babylon to be slaves. – Slide 27
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Jeremiah wrote 5 poems about Jerusalem’s destruction in a book called Lamentations. – Slide 28
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Ezekiel was taken to Babylon as a slave where he wrote his book. – Slide 29
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The main message of Ezekiel’s book was that dispersed Israel … – Slide 30
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a valley of dry bones … – Slide 31
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would one day again be restored as a nation. – Slide 32
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Daniel was also taken as a slave and the book we know as Daniel, was actually his journal. – Slide 33
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Scholars also believe that Obadiah’s prophecy was written about this time. – Slide 34
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Eventually, Nebuchadnezzar died and his son Belshazzar was appointed king. – Slide 35
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You may recall the incident in Daniel, when the hand wrote on the wall … – Slide 36
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MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN. That was in 539 B.C. – Slide 37
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Belshazzar was killed that same night, when Babylon was captured by the Persians … – Slide 38
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and Darius was made king. – Slide 39
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This is when Daniel was made president. – Slide 40
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At the end of the 70 year captivity, God spoke to Cyrus the then king of Persia, ‘to set the children of Israel free’. – Slide 41
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The historical records show that a remnant of 43,360 Jews left captivity … – Slide 42
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plus a further 7,337 servants but many Israelites remained, unwilling to leave their property. – Slide 43
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Nehemiah the king’s head waiter left Babylon, and started to rebuild the walls in Jerusalem. – Slide 44
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520 years before Christ, at the urging of the prophets Haggai and Zechariah … – Slide 45
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Zerubbabel started to rebuild the temple. It was completed five years later, on March 12th 515 B.C. … – Slide 46
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and Ezra became the priest. – Slide 47
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36 years later in the year 479 B.C. the Jewess Esther, became Queen of Persia. – Slide 48
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It was around this time that Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament was written. – Slide 49
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The four hundred year period from Malachi to John the Baptist is known as the silent years. – Slide 50
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The Temple was in a continual state of disrepair … – Slide 51
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and the Persian Empire was eventually conquered by the Greeks … – Slide 52
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led by Alexander the Great, 334 years before Christ. – Slide 53
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Eventually the Romans conquered the Greeks and 63 years before the Messiah … – Slide 54
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the Roman general Pompey the Great, took control of Jerusalem. – Slide 55
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The whole land of Israel became part of the Roman Empire, just as Daniel had prophesied. – Slide 56
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Under Herod, 19 years before Christ, the rebuilding of the third temple began. – Slide 57
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The next prophet of Israel was John the Baptist. His message was: “Prepare the way for the Lord.” Jesus had arrived. The Old Testament was over and the New Testament had begun. – Slide 58
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Other Bible story images are available at http://theglorystory.com – Slide 59