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The Bible is a Book of history. The study of ancient manners and customs will greatly add to your understanding of the Bible.

Welcome to the Old Testament download section. The study of the Old Testament in detail is vital for the student of the Word. This program focuses on a general overview of the history of God's people starting with Adam.

Learn about the Ancient World
Manners and Customs

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Ancient Places
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Ancient Peoples
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Ancient Battles
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Ancient Gods
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 I1Kings 17:20-23 "Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone. . And the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them from His sight. For He tore Israel from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king...

 

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The Story of the Bible - Part 1
"The Old Testament"

                 by Rusty Russell

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Bible Knowledge Accelerator#2: Story of Bible, 1 v8.30.95

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This is a very simple overview of the history of the Old Testament from the creation of the world to the destruction and rebuilding of Jerusalem. It follows the major people and events of the Old Testament in chronological order.

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This 15 foot Winged Bull with a human head from Khorsabad can be seen at the British Museum in London. It once stood guard against evil spirits at the gateway to the palace of Sargan II ruler of Assyria.

It was the Assyrians that destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel under Shalmaneser IV who besieged Samaria and then died during the siege leaving Sargon II to finish the task and drag Israel into captivity. After defeating the northern kingdom of Israel in 722 BC, the Assyrians carried away thousands of Israelites and resettled them in other parts of the Assyrian Empire.

Assyrian policy was to deport conquered peoples to other lands within the empire, to destroy their sense of nationalism, and break any pride or hope of rebellion and replace them with strangers from far away. Assyrians were great warriors. Most nations at that time period were looters, building their state by robbing other nations. Assyria was the most ferocious of them all. Their very name became a byword for cruelty and atrocity. They skinned their prisoners alive, and cut off various body parts to inspire terror in their enemies.

"And the Lord will make Ninevah a desolation ..." Zeph 2:13-14

On the east bank of the Tigris river lay massive mounds of ruins where there stood the splendid capital city of the Assyrians with its great palaces and buildings. There is record of Alexander the Great, when he was near Nineveh, not recognizing that it once was the center of the great Assyrian empire.

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16 highly detailed maps on the Provinces of the Roman Empire.

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Understanding Judaism is essential to understanding the unique teaching in the Bible. That is why there is a special emphasis in all the BKA programs to their culture, history, and writings.

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 ...Then Jeroboam drove Israel from following the LORD, and made them commit a great sin. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them, until the LORD removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria, as it is to this day."


Deut 17:14-20 "When you come to the land which the LORD your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, 'I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,' "you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. "But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for the LORD has said to you, 'You shall not return that way again.' "Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself.

"Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites. "And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, "that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel."


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