In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


In the last of the five books of The Law, the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses gives his farewell sermons to Israel before the people enter into the land promised them by God through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The next twelve books of the Holy Bible record the remaining history of Israel from 1405 BC to 432 BC. Joshua settles the people into tribal communities led by judges. Samuel transitions Israel to a nation ruled by the kings. The nation becomes divided into two kingdoms that are later conquered by foreign invaders. Seventy years later, God uses Ezra and Nehemiah to bring a remnant back to Jerusalem.

Joshua – The people of Israel enter the Promised Land; settlement of the twelve tribes of Jacob

Judges – God raises judges to lead Israel out of spiritual bondage and into obedience

Ruth – The story of a Gentile woman’s love for God and Israel; God’s blessings on her

Samuel 1 – Israel’s transition to a nation; the rule of King Saul

Samuel 2 – The reign of King David

Kings 1 – The reign of King Solomon

Kings 2 – The division of Israel into two kingdoms; their defeat by Assyria and Babylonia

Chronicles 1 – The spiritual history of Israel during the reign of King David

Chronicles 2 – The spiritual history of Israel from King Solomon to the end of the Babylonian captivity

Ezra – The return of the Babylonian captives to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem

Nehemiah – The return of Nehemiah to reconstruct the walls of Jerusalem

Esther – The story of the Jewish queen of Persia who saves her people from annihilation