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2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

The Old Testament - A Brief Overview

About The Bible Knowledge Accelerator

The purpose of these information programs are to bring Biblical and historical information to the reader in a quick and easy to learn style using the Windows Help Format. Each program is filled with valuable information, pop-up definitions, charts, maps, and graphics, and can easily be stored and read off one 3½ in. HD disk. The graphics can only be viewed in 16-color at the present to conserve space but they are colorful and useful illustrations. Certain Bible Knowledge Accelerator information programs will be uploaded around the internet periodically. I am asking $10.00 for each program but if for some reason you can't pay that please feel free to use it and pass it along. The present list (8/95) of programs available are as follows:

The Incredible Bible

As with anything in God's creation the deeper you search, the more beauty and perfection you find. Such is the Bible. This book focuses on a closer understanding of the wonder Book, its uniqueness in comparison to other sacred religious texts, canonicity, various names and divisions, ancient writing instruments, materials, and manuscripts, inspiration, and a brief history of pre-reformation translators, English translations, and some notes on modern Bible translations.

The Story of the Bible Pt. 1 - The Old Testament

This is a very simple overview of the history of the Old Testament. It follows the major people and events of the Old Testament in chronological order.

The Story of the Bible Pt. 2 - The Life of Jesus Christ

This is a very simple overview of the history of the life of Christ. It follows His ministry and the events surrounding His life in chronological order.

The Story of the Bible Pt. 1 - The New Testament

This is a very simple overview of the history of the New Testament beginning with the resurrection of Christ through to the ministry of Paul in Rome. It follows the major people and events of the New Testament in chronological order.

The Life of Jesus Christ

This information program takes us through the life of Christ in harmony with all four of the gospel accounts. The emphasis is on, "Y'Shua ha Mishiach" - Jesus, the Messiah. Understanding His teachings from a Hebraic backdrop, and examining His life and character in a way that gives insight into the incomprehensible love of a Man among men, One who befriended the most wretched, and felt with the deepest of emotions the beauties and agonies of the human experience.

The Historical Jesus

What does history say about Jesus Christ? How does history authenticate the gospel accounts of His life and ministry? This information program emphasizes extra-Biblical history and gains insight from ancient chroniclers such as Josephus, Pliny, Tacitus and others.

The Greeks

A history of the Greek world from a Christian perspective. Grecian history, language, influence, culture, great men, literature, religion, etc. A look at a culture that changed the whole world.

The Romans

A history of the Roman world from a Christian perspective. Roman history, architecture, language, power & military, culture, great men, literature, religion, etc. An empire that changed the whole world. Also Rome's influence on Christianity throughout the church age through Roman Catholicism.

Jerusalem at the Time of Christ

A look at Jerusalem, the city of the great king, in the first century A.D., with all its incredible architecture. Herod's Temple, his Palace, the Fortress of Antonia, the Hasmonean Palace, the Hippodrome, various roads, valleys, pools, hills, and mountains. Including the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, and Calvary (Golgotha).

Religion at the Time of Christ

Focusing on the backround and peculiar lifestyles and beliefs of the various religious sects in the land of Israel whom Jesus encountered and understood when He was here. Pharisee's, Sadducee's, Scribes, Essenes, Zealot's, Priest's, Levites, the Sanhedrin, the High Priest, etc.

Sociology at the Time of Christ

Community living in Israel 1st century A.D. Clothing, work, social life, economics, travel, sabbath, synagogue, children, marriage, homes, calendar and time, temple, festivals, etc.

The Crucifixion

The origins and details of crucifixion and Roman justice, as well as what really happened when the Lord was on the cross. Interesting studies on the history of crucifixion.

The Destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D

What really happened in 70 A.D? Who was Titus? How many came against Jerusalem? What took place at Masada? The slaughters of the Jews and destruction of the great Temple.

The Tabernacle

An in-depth look at the ancient Tabernacle of Israel, its furnishings, details, and spiritual significance. The Ark of the Covenant, golden 7-branched Menorah, bronze Altar, the Veil, and Holy of Holies, etc. This is a rich and edifying study for the serious Bible student.

The 7 Jewish Feasts and their Significance

The ancient yearly feasts and festivals of the Jews and their modern observances. Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Details of each including Yom Kippur and the scapegoat. Each of the feasts have a unique fulfillment in God's calendar of events.

The Five Levitical Offerings

An object lesson which God ordained that would make your skin crawl. Why an innocent offering? What is sin? A detailed look at the five offerings that the common people of Israel brought to the priests. How were they uniquely fulfilled in Jesus, the final sacrifice? The Burnt Offering, the Meal Offering, the Sin Offering, the Trespass Offering, and the Peace Offering. How did they differ?

The Special Garments of the High Priest

A unique perspective on the priestly garments. This clothing was designed by God and they were only permitted to be worn by the priests who served. What was the purpose of the jewels on the breastplate of the high priest? the mitre? or the curious girdle? These subjects are pregnant with messianic significance. If you haven't researched this subject, it will amaze you.

Solomon's Temple

The construction, history, and significance of the Temple of Solomon, how it differed from the Tabernacle, and who officiated in its compounds. It also features Solomon's Empire, his remarkable prosperity, king Solomon's mines, his horses and stables, his army, the gold of Ophir, domestic economy, foreign policy, the queen of Sheba, and his 700 wives.

Prophets and Prophesy

This exhaustive information program examines the peculiar lives, ministries, and messages of the prophets (mouthpieces) of God. Men who spoke out in the midst of apostasy in Israel, and also in foreign nations like Babylon and Assyria. They spoke of the judgments to come, as well as the glories of the coming of the Messiah, and His glorious kingdom. Men like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, also Elijah and Elisha who were identified with some of the greatest of the Bible's miracles.

Messianic Prophesy

The focus is on the Christology of the entire Old Testament. It traces verbal prophecies and non-verbal types and figures book by book with their preliminary and secondary fulfillments. This rich study is extremely insightful and faith-building to any person desiring to learn more about Jesus Christ and the great treasures found in the Holy Scriptures.

Old Testament History

Follows the entire Old Testament in chronological order with emphasis on history. There is much discussion on archaeology and ancient cultures. It clearly gives the student of the Bible a fresh insight into the Biblical story.

New Testament History

Follows the entire New Testament in chronological order with emphasis on history. There is also much discussion on archaeology and ancient Mediterranean cultures. The seven wonders of the ancient world, Greece, Rome, Jerusalem, Paul's journeys, and much more.

Between the Testaments

There were approximately 400 years from the close of the Old Testament to the Beginning of the New Testament. Though the Bible was silent history reveals so very much that happened. This book examines that time period with Persia, Greece, Rome, the Ptolemies & Seleucids and their violently bitter hatred toward the Jews which led to the Maccabean revolt , one of the most heroic feats in history, the origin of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. It covers men like Alexander the Great, Antiochus Epiphanes, the Maccabeans, and the rise of the Roman Empire with Caius Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, Cleopatra and others.

Bible Survey

A general overview of every book in the Bible. It outlines each book and focuses on its themes, high points, theology, supposed contradictions, and messianic significance.

Basics of Christianity

This is a new believers handbook of the basics of Christianity. It gives a theological and yet practical understanding of subjects such as : Salvation, Repentance, Faith, Prayer, Praise and Worship, Baptism, Communion, Church, Spiritual Growth, Temptation and Sin. What is Born Again? Etc. The emphasis throughout is on the love of God and our love for one another.

The Attributes of God

Who is God? What is God? This book discusses subjects such as God's eternal nature, His Immensity, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Immutability, Love, Grace, Mercy, Justice, Wrath, Holiness, Sovereignty, etc.. Filled throughout with powerful, thought provoking Scriptures.

The Trinity

What is the Trinity? Isn't He one God? This book searches the historical doctrine of the Trinity. Was Tertullian (2nd Cent. A. D.) the first to teach the Trinity? What about Augustine? And the Council of Nicaea? What kind of heresies crept into the church throughout the ages? Is there a proper definition of the Trinity?

The Hebrew Names of God

The Old Testament Names of God revealed much more than just a name. They were revelations of who He is. This fascinating study examines 21 of these wonderful names and titles and the history behind them. El Elyon, El Shaddai, El Olam, Adonai, etc. What about Jehovah? Or is it Yahweh? And what's the Tetragrammaton? Why are there extensions to the name Jehovah like Nissi, Tsidk'nu, Jireh, M'kaddesh, and Shammah, etc? Is Elohim a name of God?

The Names of Jesus

Wonderful overview of the glorious names and titles of Jesus revealed throughout the Bible. The Bright and Morning Star, The Lamb of God, The Rose of Sharon, The Good Shepherd, The Door, The Branch, Immanuel, Son of God, Son of Man, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, The Rock of offence, etc. Over 40 names are studied.

Great Men of the Bible

A general sketch of 15 men of faith who, despite weaknesses and failures, were courageous in their pursuit of God and His will. They are the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11. This information program is devotional and meant to encourage the man of God. Lots of illustrations and practical material.

The Rapture

An in-depth look at the various views concerning the "catching away" of the church. When was it first taught? Is it vital that I have the right point of view? Can Jesus come at any moment?

The Great Tribulation

A look at the various judgments to come upon the earth spoken about by Jesus and the prophets. The Day of the Lord, The Battle of Armageddon, The Seal, Trumpet, and Bowl judgments are interpreted in light of the rest of the Bible. Also the two witnesses and the 144,000, and the 70th week of Daniel.

The Antichrist and 666

What is the Abomination of Desolation? Who is the Antichrist? What is the mark of the beast? These questions and others are discussed in this book. Lengthy descriptions are given concerning the Antichrist who is to come spoken about in the Old and New Testaments. With all the events surrounding us in these "last days," we need to gain a clear perspective on what the Bible says specifically on each of these subjects.

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

Examines the events concerning the Return of Jesus Christ to the earth and the setting up of the kingdom (Millennium). The kingdom of the Messiah is promised throughout the Scriptures. It will be a time of peace, love, and prosperity, and Jesus Christ will literally be here ruling in Jerusalem. Explicit Scriptural details concerning the Millennium.


What does the Bible say about heaven? Is it going to be here on earth? This information program discusses the reality of heaven according to the Scriptures, and gives a detailed exposition of the New Jerusalem.


The Bible mentions alot about hell. This information program focuses on subjects like: The Great White Throne Judgement, Hell, Hades, Sheol, Gehenna, Satan, etc.

The Hebrew Language

A brief history of the Hebrew language and a simple learning tool that quickly teaches you how to read and write Biblical Hebrew.

The Greek Language

A brief history of the Greek language and a simple learning tool that quickly teaches you how to read and write Biblical Greek

How to Make Your Own Windows Help Program

If you have a desire to write your own information program like this one in the Windows Help Format, it's very simple if you know what you need. This brochure will help you learn exactly what you need to know quickly and easily. Where to find the best commercial programs and shareware, what you should and shouldn't do, where to get info about creating with VB4 and Win 95. You'll be amazed at just how easy it is.

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