Lessons Learned from the Old Testament

After a few years of reading through and blogging about the Old Testament, I have learned a few things and had some realizations that I wouldn't otherwise have had. It really is worth the trouble to get into the text itself and know what people are arguing about when they say things about the Bible. … Continue reading Lessons Learned from the Old Testament

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Looking back on Daniel

Daniel's story takes place during the exile, though some of the Israelites have returned to Jerusalem by the end. For so short a book, he does have two pretty infamous Old Testament stories that I've heard a few times. But there's also some crazy prophecy in here too. Chapter one This chapter introduces the story … Continue reading Looking back on Daniel

Looking back on Ezekiel

As I mentioned in the first Ezekiel post, the timing here is contemporary with several of books but the exact timing is a little confusing. I have looked in the study section of my Bible and gone on Google and looked for more exact dates, but nothing makes a whole lot of sense with where … Continue reading Looking back on Ezekiel

Look back on Isaiah

The book of Isaiah itself isn't so much about the life and times of the prophet Isaiah as a collection of his prophecies. There are some other prophecies that biblical scholars aren't so sure were actually delivered to Isaiah but are contained in the book, I think because they were in the same timeframe. All … Continue reading Look back on Isaiah

Looking back on Song of Solomon

This is one of the shortest books in the Bible and one that had only needed one post. The thing about this book is not so much what it says as what people say about it. In itself, it is a beautiful set of songs that sounded to me like they are meant to be sung in … Continue reading Looking back on Song of Solomon

Looking back on Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes is a short book of 12 chapters. I had split them into two posts because the length of the posts were getting a little out of hand. There are no people mentioned in the book by name, but it is a book of wisdom and there is advice for men and women and for men … Continue reading Looking back on Ecclesiastes

Looking back on Proverbs

This has proven to be an interesting collection of sayings and advice and wisdom to pass for the Israelites to pass down to their sons. You might notice that I totally skipped Psalms, but I haven't finished them yet. It fits to be reminded that wisdom isn't something that can be learned from a book, … Continue reading Looking back on Proverbs

Looking back on Job

As you might remember, this one really threw me for a loop. There's a lot of poetic speech and ranting and I got lost. Maybe I just had too much going on in life to get a good handle on it. I know some of the things that people say about this book, what it's … Continue reading Looking back on Job

Looking back at Nehemiah

Nehemiah had been a short book, only 13 chapters, that I had done in one long post. There hadn't been any named women in it who were implicated in anything, but a lot of grouping of women that he referred to or spoke of. Specifically, there had been one man who had his daughters help him build … Continue reading Looking back at Nehemiah

Looking back at Ezra

Ezra is not a big book, but it is confusing with the crazy timeline in the middle chapters. It's about the Israelites coming back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and their struggles to get it done. Not many women are mentioned in it and not one is named in the whole book. There is … Continue reading Looking back at Ezra