Old Testament Summary

There’s a lot of ways to summarize the Old Testament. Here’s one of my OT summaries:

  1. Divine Creation (Gen. 1-2)
  2. Human Rebellion (Gen. 3-11)
  3. Divine Judgment/Curse (Gen. 3-11)
  4. The Universal Blessing Begins: God’s Promise to Abraham (Gen. 12-25)
  5. The Universal Blessing Continues: The Story of Abraham’s Descendants (rest of OT)
  • Slavery, Freedom, and Worship (Exodus-Leviticus)
  • Wandering (Numbers) and Settlement (Joshua)
  • The Rule of Israel’s Kings and the Message of Israel’s Prophets (1 Samuel – 2 Kings, the prophets)
  • Exile (Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel)
  • Restoration (Ezra, Nehemiah)



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