[toggle] [toggle_content title=”Books of Law – The Pentateuch” subtitle=”5″]These first five books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch (meaning “five volumes”, were authored by Moses – a fact confirmed by the Lord Jesus Christ (St. John 5:46-57). The last four of these books focus upon the beginnings of Israel, the nation through which salvation by grace would be made available to the entire world.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]

[toggle] [toggle_content title=”The Books of History” subtitle=”12″]These books picture the rise and fall of Israel over a 1000 year period, Israel’s settling of Canaan, her faltering under the Judges, her rise under Saul, David and Solomon. They also tell of the divided Kingdom after Solomon’s death, the fall of the northern kingdom in 722 B.C., and the fall of Judah more than a century later. The last three books record the history of the remnant of Jews who returned from the Babylonian captivity.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]

[toggle] [toggle_content title=”The Books of Poetry” subtitle=”5″]These five books are so called because in their form they are poetry rather than prose. Hebrew poetry has as its chief characteristic a kind of “sense rhythm” or repetition of ideas. Lamentations also is in the poetical form.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]

[toggle] [toggle_content title=”The Major Prophets” subtitle=”5″]These prophets, official spokesmen whom God raised up to speak for Him, especially in times of unbelief and apostasy, came into special prominence during the decline and fall of Israel. thus, the historical books, especially II Kings gave valuable background for understanding the prophets[/toggle_content] [/toggle]

[toggle] [toggle_content title=”The Minor Prophets” subtitle=”12″]The Bible does not present the prophetical books in chronological order. Instead, it groups the major prophets (most Prominent) first and then the twelve minor prophets. The last three – Haggai Zechariah and Malachi, ministered after the Babylonian exile; Daniel and Ezekiel during it; the others before. After Malachi there was a 400 year “silence” between the Old and New Testaments before the coming of Christ.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]