One-Sentence Summaries of Every Old Testament Book

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7 Feb
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The Old and New Testaments of the Bible, comprised of 66 books, tell one cohesive story of redemption, climaxing in the person and work of Jesus Christ, the Savior!


God created the world, humankind rebelled against their Creator (known as “the fall of man”), and God put a plan of redemption (salvation) into motion involving calling out a people for Himself to be a light for the nations (gentiles), and entering into a covenant relationship with them (known as the Abrahamic Covenant). 

“God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness” (Genesis 1:4).


God rescued his people, Israel, from slavery, gave them commandments (the Mosaic law) to live by, and promised them a land of their own. 

“So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:8).

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God’s people were instructed how to live set apart (holy) lives for Him and worship Him. 

“Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy” (Leviticus 19:2).

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