The miracles and the Bible verses. God did many miracles
throughout the Bible, and in the Old Testament there were
many miracles surrounding the nation of Israel that the
entire world heard about. Below is a list of several Old
Testament miracles. A Miracle is when God intervenes in a
situation or event that cannot be explained in scientific
terms or by human reasoning.
Kings of ancient lands that are mentioned in the Scriptures
have been written in cuneiform and deciphered. The Bible
reveals the names of kings in the ancient world,
and many of these kings have been discovered through the
efforts of archaeologists. The lands of the Bible have been
excavated and among the ruins have been thousands of
cuneiform tablets. Monuments with inscriptions of names and
events dealing with ancient kingdoms that have vanished in
history. Among these ruins are some inscriptions of the
names of kings from ancient Assyria, Babylon, and Persia all
mentioned in the Bible.
This chart reveals the Kings of the Persian Empire
(Achaemenid) from 550 BC to 330 BC. The Persian Empire was
founded by Cyrus the Great who conquered Babylon in 536 BC.
The Persian Empire succeeded the Babylonian Empire and it
was Cyrus, who issued the famous decree for the Jews to
return to their homeland to rebuild their Temple. Under
Darius the second Temple of Zerubbabel was completed; and
under Xerxes, or Ahasuerus, the events recorded in the Book
of Esther in the Bible happened; under Artaxerxes the Jewish
state was reformed by Ezra, and the walls of Jerusalem were
rebuilt by Nehemiah. The capital of the Persian Empire was
Shushan. The Empire lasted a little more than 200 years, and
came to an end in 330 BC.
This chart reveals the Kings of the Neo Babylonian Empire
(Chaldean) from 625 BC to 542 BC. The Babylonian Empire
began to be a world power in 625 BC after the fall of
Assyria. Babylon continued its reign until 536 BC. During
this period Babylon, located along the Euphrates River, was
the metropolis of the East and called in the Bible the "city
of Gold". It was made great and world renown by
Nebuchadnezzar, its greatest king, who reigned in the days
of Daniel and the Captivity of the Jews who were taken to
Babylon after the fall of Jerusalem. Babylon was finally
captured by the Medes and Persians under Cyrus as predicted
by the prophet Daniel, and the Babylonian Empire came to an
end in 536 BC.
This chart reveals the Kings of the Assyrian Empire from 883
BC to 610 BC. At the height the Assyrian Empire the kingdom
embraced the lands of the northern Tigris, Armenia, Media,
Babylonia, Elam, Mesopotamia, Syria, Israel, Judah, and the
northern portion of Egypt. The greatest Assyrian Kings were
Shalmaneser, Sargon, Sennacherib, and Esarhaddon. The city
of Nineveh was finally destroyed by the Medes and
Babylonians who came against them at once, and the Kingdom
of Assyria was defeated and came to an end in 625 BC.
The prophets of ancient Israel were the divine messengers
sent by God to communicate to man a message from God. They
spoke about the events mentioned in the Old Testament long
before they actually happened. Israel was confronted with
the choice of blessings or curses. Blessings if they
followed the LORD and curses if they forsook him. Moses
their great leader warned the people of Israel not to
disobey the LORD or else:
Chronological list of the prophets with dates, kings and
historical events regarding Israel and her prophets.
Illustrative list of the kings and prophets of Israel and
Judah and also the kings of the surrounding nations,
Assyria, Babylon, and Persia.
The Southern Kingdom consisted of 2 tribes (Judah and
Benjamin). The kingdom extended in the north as far as
Bethel, while in the south it ended in the dry area known as
the Negev. Its eastern and western boundaries were the
Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem was its
capital and it lasted from about 922-586 B.C. There were 8
good kings ruling the southern kingdom of Judah, the rest
were all evil. After Josiah reigned there was no hope for
Judah, the last 3 kings were evil. The Babylonians came and
captured Jerusalem in 597 BC. A second attack led to
Jerusalems second defeat in 586 BC. Captives from both
campaigns were taken to Babylonia to mark the captivity of
the Southern Kingdom.
The kings of the northern kingdom of Israel were all evil.
They followed in the ways of the first king Jeroboam I who
was an idol worshiper. God finally cast them out of His
sight, the Assyrians deported them away in 722 BC.
This chart reveals the royal lineage of King David through
to the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC.
The Judges were not necessarily actual judges or elders or
rulers in accordance with the traditionally accepted title
in ancient Israel. They were actually more like local
deliverers who were raised up by God to bring relief to the
oppression that was brought about by their enemies. The
oppression came because of their lack of faith, although
there were some who were faithful, as in the case of Boaz
(Ruth 2-4). Samuel was considered the last judge of Israel.
Comparison List of the books of Kings and Chronicles in the
Differences and similarities betwe Isaiah 42:1 - "Behold My
Servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring
forth judgment to the Gentiles."
List of Gentile Nations Named in the Old Testament. This
chart contains a long list of the gentile "heathen" nations
that are mentioned in Old Testament times. Click on the
Bible verse to read the background information.
There were many parables spoken in ancient times and
especially in the Bible. The Hebrew word "mashal" referred
to a comparison of a familiar earthly thing with a heavenly
or spiritual truth that was to be understood.
Parables pointed to the fact that man is made in the image
of God, he is of the earth but also of the divine. The power
of a parable lies in its ability to use a simple every day
experience to help the hearer to understand a truth set
forth about the kingdom of God. Parables help man to
perceive the difference between the kingdom of God and the
kingdom of man. The parable leads the listener to a choice,
to choose this day whom to serve.
This chart shows a graph of the lifespans of the characters
mentioned in the Old Testament for the first 2,000
years...from Adam to Jacob. All dates are approximate.
List of Total Chapter, Verse, and Word Statistics of every
Old Testament book.
Leviticus 23:2 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and say
unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall
proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
This chart reveals the Scriptures and procedures of the
Feast of ancient Israel during the Old Testament era. The
word "feast" comes from two Hebrew words that mean (Heb.
Moaid) "divinely appointed times" and the other (Heb. Khag )
means "festival" from the verb which means "to dance". There
were seven feasts that were observed annually in ancient
Israel, and they were celebrated in this order: Passover,
Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets,
Atonement, and Tabernacles.
The Bible reveals that God appointed certain days of the
year to be remembered and celebrated by the congregation of
Israel. The word "feast" comes from two Hebrew words that
mean (Heb. Moaid) "divinely appointed times" and the other
(Heb. Khag ) means "festival" from the verb which means "to
dance". There were seven feasts that were observed annually
in ancient Israel, and they were celebrated in this order:
Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost,
Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles
In ancient Israel there was the "sacred" or religious year,
and also the civil year, and these formed the Hebrew
calendar. The religious or sacred year began toward the end
of March, which was the Hebrew month of Nisan. The civil
year began in October, on the first day of the Hebrew month
of Tishri. Therefore the seventh month on the religious
calendar was the first month on the civil calendar. The
Hebrew year was divided into 12 lunar months, with an
Intercalary month (a 13th month 7 times every 19 years).
Diagram of The Encampment of the Tribes of Israel. According
to the Bible there were about 600,000 men and also women and
children who left Egypt at the exodus. They came out of
Egypt in rank and in file and as they journeyed into the
wilderness, and the tribes would camp around the Tabernacle
in God-specified locations.
It is nearly impossible to examine the life of Joseph in the
Old Testament and not see the similarities of the events in
the life of Christ. There are many types and shadows in the
Old Testament that prefigure Jesus Christ, and many have
believed at the life of Joseph is perhaps the clearest
picture of Christ in so many ways.
Genesis 49:1-2 - And Jacob called unto his sons, and said,
Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which
shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves
together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto
Israel your father.
According to the Bible Esau was Isaac and Rebekkas firstborn
son, and he had a twin brother named Jacob. His name means
hairy because he was that way when he was born and
throughout his life. Esau married Canaanite women and his
family is listed above. Their territory was the land of Edom
and they were always contending against Israel through their
The Bible reveals throughout all of its pages that a Messiah
was going to come and save mankind. The Old Testament traces
the family lineage of the Messiah. This chart reveals that
Abrahams father Terah was in the limits of Christ, then out
of his three sons Abraham was in the line Messiah, then his
son Isaac, and then his son Jacob, and then out of Jacobs 12
sons Judah was in the family line of Jesus Christ.
List of Nations Descended from Noahs 3 Sons.
Shem (Semitic Race). Ham (Turanian Race). Japheth
(Aryan Race). This chart contains a list of the nations
descending from the three sons of Noah. They formed after
the Tower of Babel and are mentioned in Genesis 10 of the
Old Testament. Scroll down to see maps, references, and
Bible verses for more background information.
Adam and Eve, a Type of Christ and the Church. Adam
made a choice that he would rather love his bride and be
with her and therefore he chose to die to be with his bride.
This is clearly a type of Christ who "for the joy set before
him he endured the cross and despised the shame." Jesus
willfully laid down his life because of his love for his
Timeline of Events from Creation to Joshua. According to
Usshers chronology there were 1656 years from creation to
the flood, 427 years from the flood to the call of Abraham,
430 years from the call of Abraham to the Exodus from Egypt,
and 40 years from the Exodus from Egypt to the entering of
the land of Canaan by Joshua and the new generation of
Israelites. It would be another 487 years until the Temple
of Solomon would be dedicated to the LORD in Jerusalem.
The Hebrew Scriptures were divided into 3 sections:
-The Law (Torah), or Pentateuch, 5 books:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
-The Prophets (Nebhim), 8 books:
Former Prophets - Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings
Latter Prophets - Isaiah , Jeremiah , Ezekiel , The Book
of the 12
-The Writings (Kethubim), 11 books:
Poetical Books - Psalms, Proverbs, Job
Megilloth, 5 Rolls- Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations,
Historical Books - Daniel , Ezra-Nehemiah, Chronicles.
Note: In the Hebrew Bible Genesis (Bershiyt) is the first
book and Chronicles (Dibre Hayamim) is the last book.
Leviticus 23 reveals the seven feasts of the LORD and not
only do they teach that God is in control of the times and
seasons, but according to the New Testament they also
present a prophetic picture of the calendar of events from
the cross of Jesus to his millennial kingdom which will
never pass away.