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Old Testament Studies

Old Testament Studies contain posts with resources related to biblical studies in the Old Testament (Genesis thru Malachi) or Hebrew Bible (Genesis thru Chronicles)

Old Testament Studies
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Introduction to OT

2000000-bst-bib-gen-rev-1p010yr-tml-bcrxBiblical Studies: Introduction contains additional background materials, including overview and detailed timelines.

Old Testament Studies | Section 1↑ Contents

Torah / Pentateuch (Gen–Deu)




  • 2111000-gen0000-5000-evi-tab-txt-gen-art-bcrxEvidence of Tablets in the Text of Genesis
    July 28, 2008 - Article summarizing observations of P. J. Wiseman regarding the form of ANE clay tablets and the literary structure of Genesis (2111000-gen0000-5000-evi-tab-txt-gen-art-bcrx)
  • 2111000-gen0000-5000-sum-king-list-art-bcrxSumerian King List
    July 27, 2008 - Six-page article with illustration, providing a basic introduction to the Sumerian King List (2111000-gen0000-5000-sum-king-list-art-bcrx)

Genesis 1-11

  • 2111100-gen0100-1100-prim-prot-hst-ane-gen-cht-bcrxPrimeval Protohistories of ANE and Genesis
    July 25, 2008 - Two charts, summarizing three ANE protohistories and comparing them with the contents of Genesis 1–11 (2111100-gen0100-1100-prim-prot-hst-ane-gen-cht-bcrx)
  • 2111100-gen0100-1100-suc-story-enuma-sum-bcrxEnuma Elish
    July 28, 2008 - Outline and summary of the narrative of this Babylonian succession story (2111100-gen0100-1100-suc-story-enuma-sum-bcrx)
  • 2111100-gen0200-0600-pre-flood-geo-map-bcrxPre-Flood Geography
    September 11, 2008 - Imaginative depiction of the pre-flood topography (2111100-gen0200-0600-pre-flood-geo-map-bcrx)
  • 2111100-gen0600-2500-post-flood-tml-meso-cht-bcrxPost-Flood Suggested Timeline for Mesopotamia
    June 25, 2013 - Timeline, in chart layout, covering the periods of Proto-History, Pre-History, and History, from the Flood to Abraham (2111100-gen0600-2500-post-flood-tml-meso-cht-bcrx)
  • 2111110-gen0100-0200-catas-uniform-cht-gra-bcrxCatastrophism and Uniformitarianism
    June 25, 2013 - Chart comparing prehistorical, historical, and future changes in entropy (2111110-gen0100-0200-catas-uniform-cht-gra-bcrx)
  • 2111110-gen0100-7d-cre-tml-cht-gra-bcrxThe Days of Creation
    February 17, 2014 - Set of three, includes timeline, illustration, and chart, covering the seven days of creation in Genesis 1-2 (2111110-gen0100-7d-cre-tml-cht-gra-bcrx)
  • 2111110-gen0100-manner-cre-cht-gra-bcrxManner of Creation
    July 26, 2008 - Timeline / illustration depicting the three leading views on the manner of creation (2111110-gen0100-manner-cre-cht-gra-bcrx)
  • 2111120-gen0204b-0501a-bk-adam-out-bcrxBook of Adam
    September 16, 2011 - Outline of the Book of Adam, Genesis 2.4b – 5.1a (2111120-gen0204b-0501a-bk-adam-out-bcrx)
  • 2111130-gen0503-0532-seth-anc-bcrxGenealogy of Seth
    July 30, 2008 - Genealogy / timeline of Seth from Genesis 5.3-32 (2111130-gen0503-0532-seth-anc-bcrx)
  • 2111130-gen0503-0600-seth-cain-anc-bcrxDescendants of Seth and Cain
    March 17, 2008 - Diagram showing the diverging lines of Seth and Cain (2111130-gen0503-0600-seth-cain-anc-bcrx)
  • 2111130-gen0701-0716-entering-ark-out-bcrxEntering the Ark
    March 17, 2008 - Outline of the Book of the Sons of Noah, Part II: Gen. 7.1-16 — an illustration of a hermeneutical approach (2111130-gen0701-0716-entering-ark-out-bcrx)
  • 2111130-gen1000-beg-nations-map-anc-bcrxBeginning of the Nations
    September 5, 2008 - Relief map and chart showing distribution and ancestry of the descendants of Japheth, Ham, and Shem (2111130-gen1000-beg-nations-map-anc-bcrx)
  • 2111130-gen1110b-1132-shem-anc-bcrxGenealogy of Shem
    July 30, 2008 - Genealogy of Shem; text and genealogical tree for Terah (2111130-gen1110b-1132-shem-anc-bcrx)

Genesis 11-50

  • 2111200-gen1100-5000-bkg22-patri-fam-tree-anc-bcrxPatriarchal Family Tree
    September 18, 2008 - Genealogical diagram of the patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (2111200-gen1100-5000-bkg22-patri-fam-tree-anc-bcrx)
  • 2111200-gen1100-5000-bkg31-can-egypt-patri-map-bcrxCanaan and Egypt During the Time of the Patriarchs
    September 15, 2008 - Relief map of Lower Egypt, Canaan, and surroundings (2111200-gen1100-5000-bkg31-can-egypt-patri-map-bcrx)
  • 2111210-gen1100-2500-ane-abr-map-bcrxAncient Near East in the Time of Abraham
    February 26, 2014 - Relief map depicting the peoples of the ANE in the time of the Abraham (2111210-gen1100-2500-ane-abr-map-bcrx)
  • 2111210-gen1200-abr-covt-cht-bcrxAbrahamic Covenant
    March 17, 2008 - The Abrahamic Covenant and its relation to the Mosaic, Davidic, and New covenants (2111210-gen1200-abr-covt-cht-bcrx)
  • 2111210-gen1400-war-kng-map-bcrxAbraham and the War of the Kings
    September 15, 2008 - Relief map related to the "War of the Kings" recorded in Genesis 14 (2111210-gen1400-war-kng-map-bcrx)
  • 2111220-gen2800-3500-jacob-jrnys-map-bcrxJourneys of Jacob
    September 29, 2008 - Relief map showing the routes of Jacob's primary journeys (2111220-gen2800-3500-jacob-jrnys-map-bcrx)
  • 2213100-mat0100-cf-gen17-birth-annc-cht-bcrxBirth Announcements to Abraham and Joseph
    October 14, 2011 - A literary-structural comparison of the birth announcements found in Genesis 17 and Matthew 1 (2213100-mat0100-cf-gen17-birth-annc-cht-bcrx)


  • 2112100-exo0100-1800-dyn18-cht-bcrx18th-Dynasty Egyptian Rulers and the Exodus
    March 8, 2008 - Brief summary of the reigns of the 18th-Dynasty pharaohs, describing the fit between their reigns and the story of Moses and the Exodus (2112000-exo0100-18-dyn18-cht-bcrx)
  • 2112100-exo0100-0200-moses-anc-bcrxAncestry of Moses
    March 17, 2008 - The line of Moses, traced through Jacob, Levi, Kohath, and Amram (2112100-exo0100-0200-moses-anc-bcrx)
  • 2112200-exo1200-deu34-isr-40yr-wild-tml-gra-bcrxIsrael’s 40 Years in the Wilderness
    March 18, 2008 - Set of three: Timeline and two illustrations: the Tabernacle and the Camp organization (2112200-exo1200-deu34-isr-40yr-wild-tml-gra-bcrx)
  • 2112200-exo2000-mosaic-covt-out-bcrxMosaic Covenant
    March 18, 2008 - Basic outline of the Mosaic Covenant (2112200-exo2000-mosaic-covt-out-bcrx)
Old Testament Studies | Section 2↑ Contents

Deuteronomistic History (Jos–Kgs)

  • 2122000-jdg0000-judges-israel-set-bcrxJudges of Israel
    January 17, 2009 - Map shows the extent of the Conquest, the Judges of Israel, and their enemies; summary article features the Merneptah Stela (2122000-jdg0000-judges-israel-set-bcrx)
  • 2123200-2sa2300-1ch11-mighty-men-cht-bcrxDavid’s Mighty Men
    March 18, 2008 - List of David's mighty men, showing the division into the "first three," the "second three," and "thirty" (2123200-2sa2300-1ch11-mighty-men-cht-bcrx)
Old Testament Studies | Section 3↑ Contents

Major Prophets (Isa, Jer, Ezk)

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Minor Twelve (Hos–Mal)

Old Testament Studies | Section 5↑ Contents

Wisdom (Pss, Job, Prv)

  • 2150000-wis-ane-wis-lit-cht-bcrxANE Wisdom Literature
    August 25, 2009 - Chart summarizing the "Wisdom Literature" of ANE (2150000-wis-ane-wis-lit-cht-bcrx)
  • Psalms Sermons by Kevin MitchellncBc Sermon – Psalm 11 (video)
    May 11, 2014 - Message by Kevin Mitchell, Associate Pastor of ncBc (2151000-pss-tkm-20140511-avs)
  • 2151000-pss000000-approaching-a-psalm-cht-bcrxApproaching a Psalm
    October 5, 2009 - Set of two charts summarizing an approach to studying an individual psalm (2151000-pss000000-approaching-a-psalm-cht-bcrx)
  • 2151000-pss000000-classification-cht-bcrxPsalms Classification
    November 22, 2011 - Charts classifying each psalm, both by form and by content (2151000-pss000000-classification-cht-bcrx)
  • 2151000-pss000000-classification-cht-bcrxBook of Psalms—collections, classifications, superscriptions
    August 19, 2014 - Ten-page chart summarizing the collections, classifications, and superscriptions for each of the psalms (2151000-pss000000-collect-classif-superscr-cht-bcrx)
  • 2151000-pss000000-pat-praise-intro-art-bcrxPatterns of Praise: An Introduction to the Psalms
    October 18, 2011 - Article introducing the Psalms: their background and foreground; their classification into laments, thanksgivings, and hymns (2151000-pss000000-pat-praise-intro-art-bcrx)
  • 2151100-pss001000-intro-art-rdr-bcrxTorah Hymn of the Two Ways
    January 17, 2012 - Introduction and interlinear reader for Psalm 1.1-6 (2151100-pss001000-intro-art-rdr-bcrx)
  • 2151500-pss119000-torah-synonyms-cht-bcrxSynonyms for “God’s Word” in Psalm 119
    March 15, 2013 - In this four-page chart, "torah" synonyms are listed by their frequency of use, compared regarding their meanings, the psalmist's response, and the resulting personal blessing (2151500-pss119000-torah-synonyms-cht-bcrx)
  • 2153000-prv0000-intro-art-bcrxIntroduction to the Proverbs
    August 11, 2009 - Article summarizing the background and foreground issues (2153000-prv0000-intro-art-bcrx)
  • 2153000-prv0000-out-bcrxStructure and Content of Proverbs
    March 8, 2010 - 21-page article begins with a basic outline followed by a detailed outline with summaries and notes (2153000-prv0000-out-bcrx)
  • Six-Seven Saying in Proverbs 6.16-19A ‘Six-Seven’ Saying in Proverbs
    March 9, 2015 - The 'six-seven' saying in Proverbs 6.16-19 is a sub-type of the numerical sayings so common in ANE and Rabbinic literature; rarer in Proverbs (2153100-prv0616-0619-seven-abominations-bcrx)
Old Testament Studies | Section 6↑ Contents

Megilloth (Rth, SS, Ecc, Lam, Est)

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Old Testament Studies | Section 8↑ Contents

Chronicler's History (Ezr, Neh, Chr)

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