Old Testament Highlights (Genesis – Judges)

Genesis

  1. The story of creation
  2. Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel
  3. Noah and the Great Flood
  4. Tower of Babel – assembly of all people on Earth
    1. One common language
    2. Attempted to build a tower that reached the sky
    3. God scattered the people all over the earth
  5. Abraham, Sarah and Hagar
    1. Isaac and Ishmael (Christianity and Islam)
  6. Melchizedek – Mysterious priest with an everlasting legacy
  7. Sodom and Gomorrah
    1. Lot’s unmarried daughters got their father drunk and raped him and gave birth to the Moabites and Ammonites
  8. Jacob and Esau
    1. The twin’s feud began in the womb
    2. Jacob stole Esau’s birthright which is typically given to the oldest son
    3. Jacob renamed Israel
  9. Joseph
    1. Jacob’s favorite son
    2. Dreamer
    3. Sold off as a slave by his brothers
    4. Eventually became the second most powerful man of Egypt
  10. Judah – Joseph’s  older half-brother
    1. Had three sons named Er, Onan and Shelah
    2. Er died and Onan was supposed to get his wife, Tamar, pregnant but he spilled his seed on the ground instead
    3. Ultimately Tamar pretended to be a prostitute and was impregnated by her father-in-law, Judah.

Exodus

  1. Moses, Egypt and the Israelites
  2. The Ten Commandments
  3. Slavery or Indentured Servanthood
  4. Ark of the Covenant
  5. Priesthood – Lineage of Aaron

Leviticus

  1. Sacrifices and Offerings
  2. Tribe of Levi established
  3. Clean and unclean instances
  4. Day of Atonement
  5. Law and Order
  6. Religious Festivals
  7. Sabbath Year and Year of Jubilee

Numbers

  1. The Twelve Tribes
  2. Preparing for the Promise Land
  3. Balaam’s Prophecies and Downfall

Deuteronomy

  1. Laws, Commandments and Order Reminders
  2. Moses hands power to Joshua
  3. Moses dies

Joshua

  1. Scouting the Promise Land
  2. Rahab the Prostitute
    1. Was she the great-great grandmother of King David?
  3. They defeated 31 kingdoms
    1. Walls of Jericho
    2. Conquering AI
  4. Delegation of Land
  5. Joshua dies

Judges

  1. Judges (instead of Kings)
  2. Gideon and the 300
  3. Abimilek – killing brothers to become king
  4. Deborah the Judge and Prophetess
  5. Samson and Delilah
  6. Levite and the Concubine