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GENESIS

Describes the creation; gives the history of the old world, and of the steps taken by God toward the formation of theocracy.

EXODUS

The history of Israel's departure from Egypt; the giving of the law; the tabernacle.

LEVITICUS

The ceremonial law.

NUMBERS

The census of the people; the story of the wanderings in the wilderness.

DEUTERONOMY

The law rehearsed; the death of Moses.

JOSHUA

The story of the conquest and partition of Canaan.

JUDGES

The history of the nation from Joshua to Samson.

RUTH

The story of the ancestors of the royal family of Judah.

1 SAMUEL

The story of the nation during the judgeship of Samuel and the reign of Saul.

2 SAMUEL

Story of the reign of David.

1 AND 2 KINGS

The books of Kings form only one book in the Hebrew MSS. They contain the history of the nation from David's death and Solomon's accession to the destruction of the kingdom of Judah and the desolation of Jerusalem, with a supplemental notice of the liberation of Jehoiachin from his prison at Babylon, twenty-six years later; they comprehend the whole time of the Israelitish monarchy, exclusive of the reigns of Saul and David.

THE BOOKS OF CHRONICLES

are so called as being the record made by the appointed historiographers of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel; they are the official histories of those kingdoms.

EZRA

The story of the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, and of the rebuilding of the temple.

NEHEMIAH

A further account of the rebuilding of the temple and city, and of the obstacles encountered and overcome.

ESTHER

The story of a Jewess who becomes queen of Persia and saves the Jewish people from destruction.

JOB

The story of the trials and patience of a holy man of Edom.

PSALMS

A collection of sacred poems intended for use in the worship of Jehovah. Chiefly the productions of David.

PROVERBS

The wise sayings of Solomon.

ECCLESIASTES

A poem respecting the vanity of earthly things.

SOLOMON'S SONG

An allegory relating to the church.

ISAIAH

Prophecies respecting Christ and his kingdom.

JEREMIAH

Prophecies announcing the captivity of Judah, its sufferings, and the final overthrow of its enemies.

LAMENTATIONS

The utterance of Jeremiah's sorrow upon the capture of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple.

EZEKIEL

Messages of warning and comfort to the Jews in their captivity.

DANIEL

A narrative of some of the occurrences of the captivity, and a series of prophecies concerning Christ.

HOSEA

Prophecies relating to Christ and the latter days.

JOEL

Prediction of woes upon Judah, and of the favor with which God will receive the penitent people.

AMOS

Prediction that Israel and other neighboring nations will be punished by conquerors from the north, and of the fulfillment of the Messiah's kingdom.

OBADIAH

Prediction of the desolation of Edom.

JONAH

Prophecies relating to Nineveh.

MICAH

Predictions relating to the invasions of Shalmaneser and Sennacherib, the Babylonish captivity, the establishment of a theocratic kingdom in Jerusalem, and the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem.

NAHUM

Prediction of the downfall of Assyria.

HABAKKUK

A prediction of the doom of the Chaldeans.

ZEPHANIAH

A prediction of the overthrow of Judah for its idolatry and wickedness.

HAGGAI

Prophecies concerning the rebuilding of the temple.

ZECHARIAH

Prophecies relating to the rebuilding of the temple and the Messiah.

MALACHI

Prophecies relating to the calling of the Gentiles and the coming of Christ.

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