The structure of the Bible

It is very striking and remarkable that the Bible in our hands is structured in such a way that when we look at the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch, or the books of the law, each of the five books have features and characteristics, in which all the other booksContinue reading “The structure of the Bible”

The Prophetical Books

We now come to the Prophetical books, forming a fourth division of the Bible, and the last division of the Old Testament. These books can be further divided into the Major Prophets (Isaiah to Daniel) and the Minor  Prophets (Hosea to Malachi). These books give prophecies regarding the judgment of Israel and Judah, then theContinue reading “The Prophetical Books”

The Poetical Books

Having seen the order of the Historical Books, we now come to the poetical books,  forming a third division of the Bible. This consists of the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, and these books are written in Hebrew poetry in which God intends to teach some lessons.

The Historical Books

Having seen the order of the first five books of the Bible, we now begin with the historical books – a second division in the Bible. First, we had a background about the beginning of the earth (Genesis). Then there was the redemption of the children of Israel (Exodus). Then followed God’s holiness and HisContinue reading “The Historical Books”