A Guide to Understanding the Old Testament

Volume Two
From The Rise of the Monarchy To The Assyrian Menace
1 Samuel - Amos

Table of Contents


GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Preface

    Chronological Chart (From the Monarchy to the Close of the OT)              iii

    An Introduction to the Historical Narratives                                                1.1

 

THE BOOKS OF 1 AND 2 SAMUEL

    1 Sam 1:1–7:17  -  The End of the Theocracy                                            2.1       

    Book Chart of 1 Samuel                                                                            Suppl 2.1

    1 Sam 8:1–12:25  -  The Start of the Monarchy                                         3.1

    1 Sam 13:1–15:35  -  The Rejection of Saul's Rule                                    4.1

    1 Sam 16:1–31:13  -  Saul's Jealousy of David                                          5.1

    2 Sam 1:1–7:29  -  David's Kingdom and the Davidic Covenant                6.1

    Book Chart of 2 Samuel                                                                           Suppl. 6.1

    Chart of the Davidic Covenant Fulfilment                                                   Suppl 6.2

    2 Sam 8:1–24:25  -  David's Sin and Troubled House                                7.1

 

NON-SOLOMONIC WISDOM LITERATURE

    An Introduction to the Psalms                                                                    8.1

    Chart:  The Organization of the Psalter                                                       Suppl. 8.1

    Job:  Lessons on Unexplained Suffering                                                      9.1

    Book Chart of Job                                                                                    Suppl. 9.1

 

THE PERIOD OF SOLOMON

    1Kgs 1:1–11:43  -  Solomon's Reign of Peace                                            10.1

    Book Chart of 1 Kings                                                                               Suppl. 10.1

    The Wisdom of Solomon:  Proverbs–Part I                                                 11.1

    Book Chart of Proverbs                                                                             Suppl. 11.1

    The Wisdom of Solomon:  Proverbs–Part II                                               12.1

    The Wisdom of Solomon:  Ecclesiastes                                                       13.1

    The Song of Songs:  History of Interpretation                                              14.1

    The Song of Songs:  Message of the Book                                                  15.1

    Book Chart of Song of Songs                                                                     Suppl. 15.1

 

THE DIVIDED KINGDOM

    1 Kgs 12:1–22:53  -  Troubles in the Divided Kingdom                               16.1

    Chart:  The Division of the Kingdom                                                            Suppl. 16.1

    2 Kgs 1:1–17:41  -  The Collapse of the Northern Kingdom                        17.1

    Book Chart of 2 Kings                                                                                Suppl. 17.1

 

THE RISE OF THE PROPHETS

    The Old Testament Background for a Study of the Prophets                        18.1

    An Introduction to the Prophets                                                                   19.1

    The Book of Obadiah                                                                                  20.1

    The Book of Jonah                                                                                     21.1

    Book Chart of Jonah

    The Book of Joel:  A Warning of the Day of the LORD                                22.1

    The Book of Amos:  A Cry for Social Righteousness                                    23.1

    The Use of Amos 9 in Acts 15 (the Jerusalem Council Debate)                    23.1

    Book Chart of Amos                                                                                   Suppl. 23.1

    Amos:  The Structural Features of the Book                                                 Suppl. 23.2

 

SPECIAL STUDIES
A Progressive Fulfillment View of Israel's
Old Testament Covenants and Promises

             Part 1:  Dispensations and the Fulfillment of the New Covenant                24.1
                               in Regard to the Church

             Part 2:  Israel's Fulfillment and the Culmination of the Covenant                25.1
                              Promises in the Messianic Kingdom

             Chart:  God's Historical Program of Salvation and "The People of God"    Suppl. 25.1

     Appendix A:  An Analysis of the Reformation of Jeroboam I and              App. A
                                   Its Effect Upon the Northern Kingdom of Israel