Introduction to Old Testament Overview

The New Testament is often the worn-out part of our Bible and the Old Testament can be the least-used part of our Bible.  Sometimes, it is hard to even find such books as Nahum and Haggai.  What's in them?  What is there of value in this least-touched first two-thirds of the Bible?  Within the pages of the books of the Old Testament are found unforgettable stories, teachings, wisdom, prophecies, and great chapters and verses.  Through them, we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves, God, and His plan.  This Old Testament Overview is designed to help you to become more familiar with this rich part of the Bible.  It was first put together many years ago when I made my first attempt to gain a more thorough understanding of the Old Testament. I recently updated it in preparation for teaching a Bible survey class.  It can be used as a devotional.  For example, a summary of a book can be read each day or on a regular basis in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the purpose and flow of the books in the Old Testament.  It can also be used to teach an overview of the Bible as I did.  I personally benefitted from books such as Explore the Book by J. Sidlow Baxter, as well as a number of other books.  Enjoy your digging in the Old Testament.

Old Testament Overview Studies

Old Testament Overview
Table of Contents
Old Testament Overview Outline
Old Testament Overview Genesis
Old Testament Overview Exodus to Deuteronomy
Old Testament Overview Furniture of the Tabernacle
Old Testament Overview Dress of Priests and High Priest
Old Testament Overview Dress of High Priest
Old Testament Overview Canaan: What Can it Teach Us?
Old Testament Overview Israel, God's Kingdom
Old Testament Overview Moses—Failure the Backdoor to Success
Old Testament Overview The Mosaic Covenant
Old Testament Overview The Ten Commandments
Old Testament Overview The Offerings
Old Testament Overview Uncleanness
Old Testament Overview The Priesthood
Old Testament Overview The Festivals
Old Testament Overview The Nazirite Vow
Old Testament Overview Joshua to Ruth
Old Testament Overview Prophecies of the Redeemer—Genesis to Ruth
Old Testament Overview I and II Samuel
Old Testament Overview Saul and David Compared
Old Testament Overview Jonathan and David Compared
Old Testament Overview The Davidic Covenant
Old Testament Overview I And II Kings
Old Testament Overview Israel's and Judah's Kings
Old Testament Overview Divided Kings who Divided
Old Testament Overview Criticisms of God's Actions in the Old Testament
Old Testament Overview Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Old Testament Overview Ruth and Esther Compared
Old Testament Overview Job to Song of Solomon
Old Testament Overview Proverbs: Wise Man or Fool?
Old Testament Overview Isaiah
Old Testament Overview Jeremiah
Old Testament Overview Daniel
Old Testament Overview Hosea
Old Testament Overview Joel
Old Testament Overview Amos
Old Testament Overview Obadiah
Old Testament Overview Jonah
Old Testament Overview Micah
Old Testament Overview Nahum
Old Testament Overview Habakkuk
Old Testament Overview Zephaniah
Old Testament Overview Haggai
Old Testament Overview Zechariah
Old Testament Overview Malachi