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The Bible

I created this Prezi to teach a 12 week overview of the Bible class. Much of this material was influenced by Gerry Breshears while taking his classes at Western Seminary and from Tim Mackie's "Bible in Five" series. I hope you find this helpful!

Dan Forrester

on 26 August 2018

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Transcript of The Bible

Burnt Offering
Grain Offering
Peace Offering
Sin Offering
Guilt Offering
to Babylon
south exile
north exile
Song of Solomon

God Blesses Despite Man's Messes
"You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good". -Joseph (Gen 50:20)
400 Years
"Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there."
-God to Abraham (Gen 15:13)
Yahweh Saves, but Israel Behaves Like Slaves

Offerings and Feasts for Worshipers of Beasts
Worship Instructions
Nadab & Abihu
False Worship
Worship Instructions
False Worship
"They shall no more offer their sacrifices to Goat demons" (17:7)
Worship Instructions
Israel protests God's best and forfeits his rest
People Complain
Aaron and Miriam
Spies Disbelieve/
People Complain

Moses Grumbles at Grumblers
God Blesses Anyways!
False Worship
God Blesses Anyways!
Final Address for God to Bless those Heading West
Israel Takes a Stand and by Yahweh's Hand Enters the Land
Israel's Kids are Bent, as Slaves they went until they Repent and Judges are sent

God's Grace in Place of Forbidding Her By Race

Israel Cries for a King Good in their Eyes, but through David the Messiah Will Rise
The King's are Vile and Idolatry Lasts a While Until their Exile
Judah (mostly evil kings)
Israel (all evil kings)
David's Offspring is an Eternal King, so His Family is Preserved by a Shoestring
The People Return, but Haven't Learned, so Nehemiah gets Stern
Israel is an Unfaithful Spouse
The Day of the Lord is Coming
The Nations Will Judge Israel
Then Be Judged Themselves
Judgment on Nineveh
Judgment, then hope
God Reverses Haman's Curses
Satan prompts Job's pain, his friends try to explain, but they should have refrained
Poems and Songs When Joy Is Strong or When Life Goes Wrong
True Sayings Conveying a Path Worth Obeying
The Teacher Spoke as if Life is Smoke so Fear God and Obey His Pen-stroke
Solomon Reflects on Hot and Heavy Subjects
Book of the Twelve
God's Discipline on Sin, Then Hope Will Begin
Israel has failed and is up for short-sale, but will receive Immanuel
God's Judgment is Sent, Then a New Covenant
A to Z Style Lamenting the Exile
God's Glory Has Withdrawn to Babylon Until the New Covenant Dawns
Paul's Letters
1 Corinthians -
Ephesians -
2 Corinthians
Colossians -
1 Timothy - 2 Timothy
General Letters
1 Peter - 2 Peter
1 John - 2 John - 3 John
In God's Image
Rule =
Battle Satan & Cultivate the Untamed World
Multiply =
Build a Population to Share God's Work
Abraham's Example of Faith:
4) Waiting for the Righteous Offspring
3) Righteousness and Justice
2) Faith in God
1) Loyalty to God Alone
Genesis 12:1 "Go from your country, your people and your father's household.
Joshua 24:2 "Your ancestor's, including Terah, father of Abraham... worshiped other gods."
Genesis 15:5-6 “Look up at the sky and count the stars... So shall your offspring be.”
Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Genesis 18:19 "I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep
the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to
Abraham what he has promised him."
Genesis 22:16-17 "Because you have... not withheld your son... your offspring shall possess the gate of HIS enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed."
(not Ishmael)
(not Esau)
(Ephraim, not Manasseh)
(not brothers)
(not Joseph)
(Perez, not Zerah)
Genesis 49:10 "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples."
10 Commandments
God Blesses
False Worship
Worship Instructions
Yahweh is Gracious
"We will obey!"
Exodus 34:6-7
The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.
"No other gods"
The Tabernacle
15:22 People grumbled... "What shall we drink?"
Bitter Water Made Sweet
16:3 "You have brought us out into this whole wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."
Yahweh Brings Bread From Heaven and Quail
17:3 The people grumbled against Moses... "Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us... with thirst?"
Water Comes from a Rock
19:5-6 "If you will indeed obey my voice
you will be my treasured possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
Yahweh's Desire
7 Feasts:
Blessings for obedience
Curses for disobedience
Day of Atonement
Sacrificial Goat
Census and Laws
*Sabbath Broken
Ringleaders Oppose Moses
How to Worship
Priests and Cleansing
"We hate this worthless food!" 21:5
Military Victory and Protection from Balaam and Moab (opposing nation)
How to Worship
Military Victory
Galatians 3:19 "Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions until the
offspring should come to whom the promise had been made."
Remember the Lord
Instructions For a New Generation
"God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen" 18:15
Blessings for Obedience
"I have set before you today life and good, death and evil... if you obey... you shall live and multiply... But if your heart turns away... you shall surely perish." (30:15-18)
"The Lord has not given you a heart to understand." (29:4)
Moses Dies
Does not enter the land because of unbelief
Faith and Victory
Disobedience and frustration
Faith and
Disobedience and frustration
Dividing the Land
Covenant Renewal
Covenant Renewal
Men Circumcized
"We will serve the Lord"
cry out
"In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes."
Failures of Joshua's Generation
"There arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel." (Judges 2:10)
Didn't finish conquest
"they shall become thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you." (Judges 2:3)
Didn't disciple their kids
Moral Decline
Tola & Jair
Civil War
Elimelech and Sons Die in Moab
Ruth Follows Naomi's God
Ruth and Boaz Meet
Ruth Gets His Attention
Boaz Marries Ruth
Family of King David/Messiah
"No Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation," (Deut 23:2)
Samuel & Eli
Israel asks for a king
King Saul
Military Success!
Moral Failure
King David
David's Decline
A king good in their eyes
"There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he." (1 Sam 9:2)
A man after God's own heart
"the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." (1 Sam 16:7)
"I will raise up your offspring... and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be to him a father and he shall be to me a son." 2 Sam 7:12-14
The Messiah!
King Solomon
Builds Temple
Moral Failure
"I will surely tear the kingdom from you... yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son." (1 Kings 11:11-12)
King Rehoboam
David and Solomon's Accomplishments
God Preserves David's Family
"The Lord... has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem."
(2 Chronicles 36:9)
Cyrus lets them go home!
Ezra's Reform
Wall Rebuilt
People neglecting temple wall
Ezra's 2nd Reform
People neglecting covenant
Nehemiah goes postal
Jewish Esther becomes new Persian queen
Haman plots against Mordecai and Jews
Haman is forced to honor Mordecai
Esther exposes Haman's plot and Haman is hung by his own gallows
Reason for Purim celebration

Satan is given permission to afflict Job
Job and his "friends" discuss his suffering
God responds
Job is restored
Mostly Laments
Book 2
1/2 Laments; 1/2 Praise
Mostly Praise
Mostly Praise
Book 1 ends w/ "Blessed be the Lord" (ch 41)
Book 2 ends w/ "Blessed be the Lord" (ch 71)
Book 3 ends w/ "Blessed be the Lord" (Ch 89)
Book 4 ends w/ "Blessed be the Lord" (Ch 106)
Book 5 ends w/ Climax of several "Praise the Lord" passages (Psalm 146-150)
Psalm 119 - The Law A-Z
From a father and mother to a son
Random Sayings
Final Section:
A woman of Noble Character
Fear of the Lord
In chapter 8 wisdom exists in the beginning as a co-creator. Could this refer to the loaded phrase "let US make..." from Genesis 1:26?
"Life is a vapor"
"Fear God and keep his commands" (12:9-14)
-The Teacher
-The Author
Love Poetry
Song of Solomon 8:5 "Under the apple tree I roused you... There your mother bore you."

Some think this is a reference to Eve eating the fruit and the wisdom of the gospel message being born in Genesis 3:15
on Israel and Nations
Comfort in Exile
Suffering servant
Future Hope
(A New Earth)
ch 49-53
Virgin-born "Immanuel"
Coming King
Ch 9 & 11
Judgment on Israel, Judah, and the nations
Righteous coming king
Ch 23
A new covenant
Ch 31
Righteous branch from David (Messiah)
Ch 33
Jeremiah Narratives
Judgment on Babylon and Nations
Lament 1
Lament 2
Lament 3
Lament 4
God's glory in Babylon
Judgment on Israel
God's glory leaves the temple
Judgment on Nations
Temple Has Been Destroyed
New Temple
God's glory returns
New David will shepherd Israel
New Covenant of cleansing with water and God's spirit in us.
Ch 36
Hero Stories
Daniel & Friends in Babylon
Daniel Interprets Dream
Fiery Furnace
King is Humbled
Writing on the Wall
Lion's Den
Four Beasts
Ram and Goat
Daniel's Confession
Disturbing Answer
Angel Visits Daniel
Kings of North and South
End Times
The Messiah is Sent as the Event Told by the Old Testament
5 Fulfilled Prophecies in birth
"When Jesus finished saying these things"
5 Fulfilled Prophecies in death
Sermon on the Mt
New Prophet like Moses
5 Sections
"You have heard it said..., but I say..."
Jesus' Northern Ministry
Peter' Confession
Heads toward Jerusalem
Actions Proving the Son's Dominion to Ones With Vision
Jesus' Northern Ministry
Displays Authority, but Commands Silence
Peter's Confession
Heads toward Jerusalem
Disciples only saw in part until accepting the fact of the cross, now fully (like blind man).
Crucifixion and Resurrection
"Go and tell"
Fishers of men (ch 1)
Cast out Demons & Preach (ch 3 & 6)
Take your cross and follow me (ch 8)
Commissions Disciples:
Commissions Disciples
Jesus Dignified those Outside, but Humbled Ones with Pride
Jesus' Spirit Comes to Jerusalem, then Outsiders are Welcome
Holy Spirit Prophesying in and Around the Temple
Jesus Proclaims his Mission:
"To set the captives free and proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
Holy Spirit will be poured out in Jerusalem
Unique Material to Luke:
Samaritans, women disciples, lost sheep/coin/son, rich fool and his barns, the rich man in torment, tax collectors and "sinners" repenting while the proud seek honor and are judged. Culminates in the thief on the cross entering paradise with Jesus.
Northern Ministry
Peter's Confession
Heads toward Jerusalem
The Creator of the Earth Gives Us New Birth
"Jesus did many other signs... but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and that by believing you may have life in his name." (John 20:30-31)
Seven Signs
"In the Beginning"
Sign 1
Water into wine
Sign 2
Heals Official's Son
Sign 3
Paralyzed Man at Pool
Sign 4
Loaves for 5,000
Sign 5
Walks on Water
Sign 6
Man Born Blind
Sign 7
Raising Lazarus
"It is Finished"
"Behold the Man"
In a garden
Woman clinging to man
Breath to receive life/spirit
Commission of new humanity
New Creation:
Gentiles and Jews Need Gospel Views to Diffuse their Issues
The Gospel Adjusts the Lusts of the Self-focused
Jesus is the Best, So Don't Test, Just Enter His Rest
Jesus Communicates the Fate of those Who Hate and the Great State for Those Walking Straight
Jesus Rebukes and Encourages seven churches in "Asia"
7 Churches
7 Seals / 7 Trumpets / 7 Scrolls
Jesus, the exalted lamb initiates judgment on the inhabitants of the earth
Final Judgment
A Group Imposes Moses to Clean their Noses, but Paul Opposes and Shows Us How the Spirit Grows Us
Jesus Makes You New, What's True Shapes Your View and What You Do
Jesus Victories Frees From Satan's Fees, So Stop Living Like His Cronies
A Slave Gets Saved and Behaved, so Paul Wants His Debts Waived
Jesus Ample Life Example for Christians Getting Trampled
Others Lead from Greed, but Timothy Needs to Walk in Good Deeds and Hold to the Creeds
Stay on Guard Even Though Its Hard When Suffering is in the Cards
Correct Those Who Reject Before More are Shipwrecked
Wisdom from Above Looks Like Practical Love From Christians Getting Shoved
Your Future Looks Good Like Jesus Who Withstood and Suffered the Way He Should
Christ's Support to Live Like Time Is Short and Resist Teachers Who Thwart
Teach What's Airtight and Walk in the Light, False Teachers Backbite, but Aren't Upright
Those Born from Above Walk In Christ's Love and Put on the Gloves Against Teachers Who Bluff
A Gospel Clash With Boasters talking trash and a reminder to bring the cash
We have reached
the dawning of a
new age!
(see Galatians 4:21-31)
natural heir
natural heir
natural heir
natural heir
Genesis 18:19 "I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep
the way of the Lord
"The Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless... And what was God seeking? Godly offspring." Mal 2:14-15
Great Commission:
Make disciples of all nations... teach them to obey all that I have commanded." 28:18-20
Represents God to People and People to God
Priest -
Serpent's Lie:
God's Response:
Genesis 3:15!
The throne of God and of the lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him... and they will reign forever and ever." Rev 22:3,5
abies (12:2)
pread (12:3)
avior (22:17)
ternal (13:15)
and (15:18)
Blessings of Ruling & Multiplying continue, but with Pain
Spiritual Death
A Coming Offspring
God likes Abel's offering
Cain is overtaken by sin
The Ground is Cursed AGAIN!
Cain's Legacy is Violence & Pride
Seth's family calls on the Lord
Noah will help reverse the curse
(5:29) Is this the Messiah from 3:15???
Violence Increases until Judgment
Righteous Noah and Family are Spared
God likes Noah's blood offering & promises not to curse the earth because of violence or send a worldwide flood
Noah makes wine from the uncursed ground, gets drunk. (Not the Messiah)
Noah curses his son for taking advantage of him while drunk
Purpose of Life?
"To glorify God!"
= rule over the day (1:16)
"The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Ps 19:1
= multiply (1:22-24)
Covers their Shame
by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him."
"You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we DIE." 20:19
Punishment for Sin
Removes Guilt and Defilement
"When all these things come upon you, the blessings and the curse... and return to the Lord your God... with all your heart... he will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers. And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart." (30:1-6)
"The Lord will scatter you among all peoples." (28:64)
The Bible is like a Rembrandt painting
What is important to the Author is highlighted, the rest is left out...
For instance the most powerful man in the world, the pharaoh goes unnamed & Shiphrah and Puah (two lowly midwives) are remembered by name. (1:15)
Water to Blood
Dead Livestock
Dead Firstborn
10 Plagues:
God spares the firstborn
Through a sacrificial lamb
The Exodus
Israelites are saved through water,
the pharaoh and army are drowned
5 Offerings:
Day of Atonement
A Prophet
by Assyria
NOT about
people suffer
JOB is:
a righteous person suffers
Why do the nations rage... against the Lord and.. his anointed... Kiss the son (pay homage), lest he be angry, and you perish in the way... Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2)
He has raised up a horn for his people... Praise the Lord! (Psalm 148)
The Lord swore to David a sure oath from which he shall not turn back: "One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne... "There (Zion) I will make a horn sprout for David... HIs enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine." (Psalm 132)
The LORD says to my Lord, "Sit at my hand until I make your enemies your footstool."... The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."... (Psalm 110)
Give the king your justice, O God, and you righteousness to the royal son! May he judge your people with righteousnes, and your poor with justice! May he defend the cause of the poor of the people... and crush the oppressor!... May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass... In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more! May he have dominion from sea to sea... May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him! (Psalm 72)
Interesting Thought:
Chapters 1-9:
Interesting thought:
Sexually charged poetry between a shepherd and a Shulammite girl
The Prophets are Like a conversation Between:
1) A Father and an Extremely Rebellious Son
"Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me." (Isaiah 1:2)
2) A Husband Walking in on His Cheating Wife
"How the faithful city has become a whore, she who was full of justice." (Isaiah 1:21)
Yahweh's 2 Main Complaints in the Prophets:
1) Lack of Justice
2) Lack of Loyalty to Yahweh
"Even though you make many prayers I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do eveil. learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. (Isa 1:16-17)
"For you have rejected your people, the house of Jacob, because they are full of things from the east and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines, and they strike hands with the children of foreigners." (Isaiah 2:6)
a: blah, blah, blah
b: yadi, yadi, yadah
c: something, something, something
b: yadi, yadi, yadah
a: blah, blah, blah
Hebrew Stories:
a: in a faraway place
b: rebellion occurred
c: Yahweh judged
b: rebellion continued
a: they went back to a faraway place
Four Kingdoms:
Ptolemaic Empire
Seleucid Empire
(Judgment and Hope)
(all the way!)
(Jews in Trouble)
(Distubing Prophecies re: Kingdoms)
(Jews in Trouble)
(Jews in Trouble)
(Judgment and Hope)
(Visions of World Empires)
(Visions of World Empires)
History Is No Mystery, Its God's Artistry
Good News of the Messiah
Likeliest Author
Matthew the tax collector turned apostle
John Mark, a disciple of the apostles, recounting Peter's words
Luke, a physician well known by the apostles who collected and compiled materials for "Theophilus"
John, one of Jesus' closest friends and apostles
Themes from the past
Jesus is the new prophet like Moses
(Deut 18)
Jesus is the predicted "Son of God" from 2 Samuel 7 and his coming is nothing short of the coming of "The LORD" predicted at the beginning of the comfort section of Isaiah (Is 40:3)
John the baptist is to King Jesus what Samuel was to King David.
Jesus brings about the year of the Lord's favor on the poor and outcast, like the year of Jubilee (Lev 25)
Jesus was "the word" who created "In the beginning" and now gives new birth through his spirit that is breathed out by him.
Jesus is the Messiah who brings God's kingdom to earth in an unexpected way
Jesus performs miracles that prove to a select few that he has authority over all things
Jesus provides a "great reversal" by helping the outsiders and humbling the prideful
A handful of signs that point to Jesus as the author of new life.
Non-Jewish Christians
Theophilus and early Christians
Ephesus and the rest of the Greco-roman world
Turning Point to Jerusalem
Peter Confesses "You are the Christ", then Jesus heads to Jerusalem
Peter's Confession
Peter's Confession
Jesus repeatedly says "my hour has not come", then Mary anoints his feet with perfume for burial, then Jesus' heads into Jerusalem
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
Jesus will come back to reap whether you're living or asleep
Jesus is yet to come back, but some of you slack, stay on track until Satan gets whacked
"I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,[e] as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17
1-3 - Gentiles & Jews both have sin & need grace
4-8 - We died to law through Christ and live by his spirit
9-11 - What about Israel?
12-16 - Walk in love together as Jesus' people
"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” -Acts 1:8
Ch 1-2: Jesus > angels

Ch 3: Jesus > Moses

Ch 4: Jesus > Rest/Promised land

Ch 4-8: Jesus > High priest

Ch 9-10: Jesus > Moses' Covenant
& Temple/Tent

Ch 11-13: Jesus > Lives of Faith Pre-Jesus

Conclusion: Be strengthened by Jesus, Moses is no longer a valid option

Jesus' message is more binding

People didn't beleive Moses as a negative example

Rest isn't reached without a faith-filled struggle

You [Hebrews] are becoming dull of hearing (going back to Judaism)

Worse judgment for neglecting Jesus

You have need of enduring, if one shrinks back, God has no pleasure

Without faith you cannot please God, don't go the way of Esau

You have forgotten God's fatherly heart
Main Points:
Does not mean:
turning cryptic literature into charts and timelines.
Does mean:
"Blessed is he who reads, hears & keeps what is written in this prophecy." Rev 1:3
Enduring in righteousness as you hear about Jesus' coming victory over mysterious evil
Take Revelation to Heart!
What is the purpose to our story?
Some say it’s to “give God glory”
But what does that mean?
Simply to pray and to sing?
What does it mean for everything?
Not just people, but other beings?
Can pets glorify God too?
God told animals what to do
“Have lots of kids to fill the earth”
You bring glory by giving birth

Lets start with the sun in the sky
How does God make THAT glorify?
God said, “Rule over the day,
you glorify me that way”
The sun doesn’t sing or pray
It gives God glory another way
How do people bring God glory?
That’s the best part of this story
“Let’s make people look like us”
God and God and God discussed
God exists as three in one
He said “US” to Spirit and Son
But if you know the story well
You know that these humans fell
They didn’t obey God’s command
But there was a rescue plan
Multiply and fill the earth
Spread my joy by giving birth
Humankind will glorify
When you rule and multiply
God told them to subdue and rule
Fight the serpent who tries to fool
Build and bless the untamed wild
Rule the earth as my blessed child
Guys and girls both display
What God is like in different ways
Just like God is one and three
Marriage shows God’s unity
Then I’ll bring my rescue plan
I’ll save you through a chosen man
Abraham’s kids became Israel
It seemed like God’s promise failed
Egypt had made these people slaves
But God showed his power to save
But Israel didn’t believe
They did things that made God grieve
Moses told them they were frauds
They will worship other gods
Until God sends them back as slaves
They won’t learn or be behaved
Bigger blessings are on their way
When they repent to serve Yahweh
Choose Life or Death
Your Rebellious Heart Needs Work
The Boot Is Coming
Yahweh Will Still Bless
Curses for Disobedience
Through the years Moses was right
Rebellion marked the Israelites
God reasoned through the prophets
But their words couldn’t stop it
Israel went out as exiles
Until they changed their lifestyles
Now the time was very near
For God’s blessings to appear

God brought his kingdom to earth
King Jesus was given birth
He showed how righteous rulers rule
He never was selfish or cruel
He always put others first
Even when they did their worst
They crucified their greatest king
But he returned and broke death’s sting

Now Jesus rules through his church
When for righteousness we search
When we resist the serpent’s schemes
And work to show how Christ redeems
We multiply by sharing our king
We spread his joy through discipling
Humankind will glorify
When we rule and multiply

One day there will be perfect peace
Christ will judge and sin will cease
We will rule in righteousness
With Christ’s heart to build and bless

Natural Death
God's Desire:
Spread out.

"Increase greatly on the earth"
(Gen 9:7)
Human Response:

"Let's build a city... and make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the earth." (Gen 11:4)
People dispersed and given over to gods of their choice.

"The Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind... according to the number of the sons of God." (Deut 32:8)
Bad Guy
"'Where is the cult prostitute?'... He went into her and she conceived." (Gen 38:21,18)
"She is more righteous than I" (Gen 38:26)
"Let [me] remain instead of the boy as a servant... and let the boy go." (Gen 44:33)
"Strange" = Pagan Religious Practice
"They offered strange fire..."
(Lev 10:1)
From Defilement
murmur... murmur...
...so Yahweh gives more
...so Yahweh gives more
...so Yahweh gives more
4 Views on S.O.S.
1) Traditional - Represents the relationship between Yahweh and Israel
2) Historical Church View - It represents Jesus and his "bride", the church.
3) Modern Church View - It is inspired sexual poetry
4) Hybrid - Yes, all of the above.
Interesting thought:
Abraham VS Moses
Eternal vs If they Obey
Act of Faith (Gen 22) vs Act of Unbelief (Num 20)
Coming Messiah (Gen 22:17) vs Misses out on Promise (Num 20:12)
Church belongs to Abraham (Rom 4) vs Moses no Longer Applies (Acts 15)
Who for?
Final Exam
Descendants + Whole world vs Primarily Israel
Does Moses make himself or Abraham the hero of the books he wrote (Gen thru Deut)?
Book 1
Mostly Laments
Book 3
Book 4
Book 5
Later God said to Abraham
“Leave your family and this land
Rule by doing things that bless
Teach your kids to do righteousness
“You will be a kingdom of priests
Showing my glory to men and beasts”
God told them, “call me ‘Yahweh’
Through you my glory will be displayed
*Greater faith than Abraham; proactively seeks Yahweh
*Interestingly Boaz is a descendant of Rahab (Joshua 2, Matthew 1)
Job's Friends - Job must have sinned (misapplied theology)
Job's Response - "Though he slay me, yet I will hope in him (relentless faith)
yet I will argue my ways to his face" (relational faith)
Job 13:15
(How to do Romans 4 - Walking in Abraham's Steps)
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