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The Hebrew Old Testament

The Hebrew canon of the first century was composed of twenty-four books. (The Hebrew canon is what Christians refer to as the Old Testament.) The canon was divided into the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings. The Law was composed of the five books of the Pentateuch. The Prophets were divided into the Former Prophets

In the Old Testament Were All Covenants Written?

Not all covenants of the Bible were written. The covenant between Jacob and Laban is an example of this. After a hostile confrontation, they made a covenant between themselves by taking oaths before God, making a heap of stones and setting up a pillar as their witnesses, and eating a ceremonial meal together which formally

Could a Covenant Be Reversed If It Had Been Made Under False Pretenses?

Could a Biblical covenant be reversed or modified if it was entered into based upon dishonesty by the recipient? The answer is No! Two examples illustrate this. Jacob's deception of his father Jacob to receive the blessing meant for Esau (Gen 27) and the Gibeonites making a treaty with Israel by deception (Josh 9). http://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Gen%2027.1-41a%20Covenant%20by%20Deception.pdf

What was Happening Behind the Scene of the Tower of Babel?

Deuteronomy 32 and Psalm 82 shed important light on the story of the Tower of Babel. Deuteronomy 32:8-9 informs us that at this point God disinherited the nations which he dispersed, choosing Jacob as his heir. Psalm 82 records how God sentenced the angelic rulers over these nations to die as men because of their

The Judgments of God’s Universal Covenants Accompanied by Grace

God's first three covenants were made with mankind as a whole. In each covenant when man disobeyed, God brought about catastrophic judgment but at the same time acted in grace. http://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Gen%203.17-12.1a%20Judgment%20and%20Grace.pdf

The Chronology of Genesis 1-2

Genesis 1:1-2:3 and 2:4-25 give two separate accounts of creation. When read separately, the student does not typically understand how the two accounts fit together. The following chart gives the order of the events of creation in chronological order. http://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Gen%201-2a%20Chronology.pdf