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Charts and Lists of Old Testament People, Places, Events, and Subjects

12 Tribes of Israel and each Blessing of Jacob Genesis 49:1-2 - And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

Chapters, Verses, and Words in the Old Testament List of Total Chapter, Verse, and Word Statistics of every Old Testament book.

Comparison of Adam and Eve with Christ and the Church Adam and Eve, a Type of Christ and the Church. Adam made a choice that he would rather love his bride and be with her and therefore he chose to die to be with his bride. This is clearly a type of Christ who "for the joy set before him he endured the cross and despised the shame." Jesus willfully laid down his life because of his love for his bride

Cuneiform Inscriptions Naming Old Testament Foreign Kings Kings of ancient lands that are mentioned in the Scriptures have been written in cuneiform and deciphered. The Bible reveals the names of kings in the ancient world, and many of these kings have been discovered through the efforts of archaeologists. The lands of the Bible have been excavated and among the ruins have been thousands of cuneiform tablets. Monuments with inscriptions of names and events dealing with ancient kingdoms that have vanished in history. Among these ruins are some inscriptions of the names of kings from ancient Assyria, Babylon, and Persia all mentioned in the Bible.

Descendants of Esau According to the Bible Esau was Isaac and Rebekkas firstborn son, and he had a twin brother named Jacob. His name means hairy because he was that way when he was born and throughout his life. Esau married Canaanite women and his family is listed above. Their territory was the land of Edom and they were always contending against Israel through their history.

Distinction Between Kings and Chronicles Comparison List of the books of Kings and Chronicles in the Old Testament.

Divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures The Hebrew Scriptures were divided into 3 sections: -The Law (Torah), or Pentateuch, 5 books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. -The Prophets (Nebhim), 8 books: Former Prophets - Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings Latter Prophets - Isaiah , Jeremiah , Ezekiel , The Book of the 12 -The Writings (Kethubim), 11 books: Poetical Books - Psalms, Proverbs, Job Megilloth, 5 Rolls- Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Esther, Ecclesiastes Historical Books - Daniel , Ezra-Nehemiah, Chronicles. Note: In the Hebrew Bible Genesis (Bershiyt) is the first book and Chronicles (Dibre Hayamim) is the last book.

Feasts and Festivals of Israel with Dates The Bible reveals that God appointed certain days of the year to be remembered and celebrated by the congregation of Israel. The word "feast" comes from two Hebrew words that mean (Heb. Moaid) "divinely appointed times" and the other (Heb. Khag ) means "festival" from the verb which means "to dance". There were seven feasts that were observed annually in ancient Israel, and they were celebrated in this order: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles

Feasts and Festivals with Scriptures and Procedures Leviticus 23:2 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. This chart reveals the Scriptures and procedures of the Feast of ancient Israel during the Old Testament era. The word "feast" comes from two Hebrew words that mean (Heb. Moaid) "divinely appointed times" and the other (Heb. Khag ) means "festival" from the verb which means "to dance". There were seven feasts that were observed annually in ancient Israel, and they were celebrated in this order: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles.

Gentile Nations in the Old Testament List of Gentile Nations Named in the Old Testament. This chart contains a long list of the gentile "heathen" nations that are mentioned in Old Testament times. Click on the Bible verse to read the background information.

Hebrew Calendar of Months In ancient Israel there was the "sacred" or religious year, and also the civil year, and these formed the Hebrew calendar. The religious or sacred year began toward the end of March, which was the Hebrew month of Nisan. The civil year began in October, on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishri. Therefore the seventh month on the religious calendar was the first month on the civil calendar. The Hebrew year was divided into 12 lunar months, with an Intercalary month (a 13th month 7 times every 19 years).

Joseph a Type of Jesus It is nearly impossible to examine the life of Joseph in the Old Testament and not see the similarities of the events in the life of Christ. There are many types and shadows in the Old Testament that prefigure Jesus Christ, and many have believed at the life of Joseph is perhaps the clearest picture of Christ in so many ways.

Judges of Israel and Foreign Oppressors The Judges were not necessarily actual judges or elders or rulers in accordance with the traditionally accepted title in ancient Israel. They were actually more like local deliverers who were raised up by God to bring relief to the oppression that was brought about by their enemies. The oppression came because of their lack of faith, although there were some who were faithful, as in the case of Boaz (Ruth 2-4). Samuel was considered the last judge of Israel.

Kings of the Assyrian Empire This chart reveals the Kings of the Assyrian Empire from 883 BC to 610 BC. At the height the Assyrian Empire the kingdom embraced the lands of the northern Tigris, Armenia, Media, Babylonia, Elam, Mesopotamia, Syria, Israel, Judah, and the northern portion of Egypt. The greatest Assyrian Kings were Shalmaneser, Sargon, Sennacherib, and Esarhaddon. The city of Nineveh was finally destroyed by the Medes and Babylonians who came against them at once, and the Kingdom of Assyria was defeated and came to an end in 625 BC.

Kings of the Babylonian Empire This chart reveals the Kings of the Neo Babylonian Empire (Chaldean) from 625 BC to 542 BC. The Babylonian Empire began to be a world power in 625 BC after the fall of Assyria. Babylon continued its reign until 536 BC. During this period Babylon, located along the Euphrates River, was the metropolis of the East and called in the Bible the "city of Gold". It was made great and world renown by Nebuchadnezzar, its greatest king, who reigned in the days of Daniel and the Captivity of the Jews who were taken to Babylon after the fall of Jerusalem. Babylon was finally captured by the Medes and Persians under Cyrus as predicted by the prophet Daniel, and the Babylonian Empire came to an end in 536 BC.

Kings of the Persian Empire This chart reveals the Kings of the Persian Empire (Achaemenid) from 550 BC to 330 BC. The Persian Empire was founded by Cyrus the Great who conquered Babylon in 536 BC. The Persian Empire succeeded the Babylonian Empire and it was Cyrus, who issued the famous decree for the Jews to return to their homeland to rebuild their Temple. Under Darius the second Temple of Zerubbabel was completed; and under Xerxes, or Ahasuerus, the events recorded in the Book of Esther in the Bible happened; under Artaxerxes the Jewish state was reformed by Ezra, and the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt by Nehemiah. The capital of the Persian Empire was Shushan. The Empire lasted a little more than 200 years, and came to an end in 330 BC.

Kings, Prophets, and Nations in the Old Testament Illustrative list of the kings and prophets of Israel and Judah and also the kings of the surrounding nations, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia.

Lifespans in Genesis This chart shows a graph of the lifespans of the characters mentioned in the Old Testament for the first 2,000 years...from Adam to Jacob. All dates are approximate.

Lineage of Jesus in Genesis The Bible reveals throughout all of its pages that a Messiah was going to come and save mankind. The Old Testament traces the family lineage of the Messiah. This chart reveals that Abrahams father Terah was in the limits of Christ, then out of his three sons Abraham was in the line Messiah, then his son Isaac, and then his son Jacob, and then out of Jacobs 12 sons Judah was in the family line of Jesus Christ.

List of all the Kings of Israel The kings of the northern kingdom of Israel were all evil. They followed in the ways of the first king Jeroboam I who was an idol worshiper. God finally cast them out of His sight, the Assyrians deported them away in 722 BC.

List of all the Kings of Judah The Southern Kingdom consisted of 2 tribes (Judah and Benjamin). The kingdom extended in the north as far as Bethel, while in the south it ended in the dry area known as the Negev. Its eastern and western boundaries were the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem was its capital and it lasted from about 922-586 B.C. There were 8 good kings ruling the southern kingdom of Judah, the rest were all evil. After Josiah reigned there was no hope for Judah, the last 3 kings were evil. The Babylonians came and captured Jerusalem in 597 BC. A second attack led to Jerusalems second defeat in 586 BC. Captives from both campaigns were taken to Babylonia to mark the captivity of the Southern Kingdom.

Messages of the Old Testament Prophets The prophets of ancient Israel were the divine messengers sent by God to communicate to man a message from God. They spoke about the events mentioned in the Old Testament long before they actually happened. Israel was confronted with the choice of blessings or curses. Blessings if they followed the LORD and curses if they forsook him. Moses their great leader warned the people of Israel not to disobey the LORD or else:

Miracles in the Old Testament The miracles and the Bible verses. God did many miracles throughout the Bible, and in the Old Testament there were many miracles surrounding the nation of Israel that the entire world heard about. Below is a list of several Old Testament miracles. A Miracle is when God intervenes in a situation or event that cannot be explained in scientific terms or by human reasoning.

Parables in the Old Testament There were many parables spoken in ancient times and especially in the Bible. The Hebrew word "mashal" referred to a comparison of a familiar earthly thing with a heavenly or spiritual truth that was to be understood. Parables pointed to the fact that man is made in the image of God, he is of the earth but also of the divine. The power of a parable lies in its ability to use a simple every day experience to help the hearer to understand a truth set forth about the kingdom of God. Parables help man to perceive the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of man. The parable leads the listener to a choice, to choose this day whom to serve.

Prophets in the Old Testament with Dates and Chronology Chronological list of the prophets with dates, kings and historical events regarding Israel and her prophets.

Table of Nations Mentioned in the Old Testament List of Nations Descended from Noahs 3 Sons. Shem (Semitic Race). Ham (Turanian Race). Japheth (Aryan Race). This chart contains a list of the nations descending from the three sons of Noah. They formed after the Tower of Babel and are mentioned in Genesis 10 of the Old Testament. Scroll down to see maps, references, and Bible verses for more background information.

The 7 Feasts and Gods Prophetic Calendar Leviticus 23 reveals the seven feasts of the LORD and not only do they teach that God is in control of the times and seasons, but according to the New Testament they also present a prophetic picture of the calendar of events from the cross of Jesus to his millennial kingdom which will never pass away.

The Hebrew Encampment Around the Tabernacle Diagram of The Encampment of the Tribes of Israel. According to the Bible there were about 600,000 men and also women and children who left Egypt at the exodus. They came out of Egypt in rank and in file and as they journeyed into the wilderness, and the tribes would camp around the Tabernacle in God-specified locations.

The House and Dynasty of King David This chart reveals the royal lineage of King David through to the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC.

The Servant of the LORD, Israel and the Messiah Differences and similarities betwe Isaiah 42:1 - "Behold My Servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles."

Timeline of the Pentateuch Timeline of Events from Creation to Joshua. According to Usshers chronology there were 1656 years from creation to the flood, 427 years from the flood to the call of Abraham, 430 years from the call of Abraham to the Exodus from Egypt, and 40 years from the Exodus from Egypt to the entering of the land of Canaan by Joshua and the new generation of Israelites. It would be another 487 years until the Temple of Solomon would be dedicated to the LORD in Jerusalem.

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