History in the Old Testament

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AFRICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
TOWN CAMPUS
NAME: NJIHIA MARK

ADM NO: 12S03ABT003

DEPARTMENT: UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES

COURSE: UCC 105 OLD TESTAMENT

LECTURER: Dr. THUO

TASK: DESCRIBE THE HISTORY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

DUE DATE: 28th January, 2013

Introduction
The Old Testament was written over a wide historical period, it describes the relationship of God and the people of Israel before the coming of Jesus. To make it easy to explain the history in the Old Testament, I have seen it best to look at it under the following periods: 1. Primeval History

Primeval history refers to the earliest history in the Bible. Genesis chapters 1 to 11 are considered the primeval history portion of the Bible. This is the Biblical time period from creation to the flood. The final section of the primeval history of the Bible tells the story of the flood or deluge. Noah and his family were righteous and followed God's instructions, and were therefore spared from death during the deluge. 2. Patriarchal Period (1900BC-1800BC)

Though the beginning of Israel’s history as a nation is usually placed at the time of her departure from Egypt, an account of her history must start with Abraham and the patriarchs. Only after Israel had moved across Egypt’s border did she have size and identity with which other nations would have to reckon with, but she already had a history that stretched back through the years to her fathers, Jacob and Abraham. To Jacob the twelve heads of the respective tribes had been born, and to Abraham God had given His promise of a nation. 3. Exodus (1280BC)

Exodus is the story of the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt following the death of Joseph, their departure under the leadership of Moses, the revelations at Sinai, and their wanderings in the wilderness up to the borders of Canaan. 4. Conquest (1250BC-1200BC)

The Book of Joshua and the first chapter of the book of Judges describe the conquest of Canaan, which resulted in Israel's...
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