Information About the Selections of Old Testament Bible Passages on this Website

Part of this website, as you may have already read, contains a series of selections of Old Testament Bible passages, mainly about how the Bible says the Jewish race developed and settled in ancient Israel, and how it says God sometimes punished them for disobeying his commands, which led to them changing their ways.
These are all linked to in:
Bible Part 2: The Lives and Suffering of the Ancient Israelites, The Book of Revelation, And People's Religious Experiences Today.

There is also a section in the series about the requirements of the Laws of Moses and what the New Testament says about whether Christians should obey them, and how some of them, like the commands to sacrifice animals to pay for sins, were just an illustration pointing to greater truths revealed in the New Testament, such as the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made.

Some parts of the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation are very unpleasant. If you become offended by anything, please read An Attempt to Explain Gruesome Bible Passages.

The Names of the Old Testament Sections, Along With the One on the Book of Revelation

Follow the links for the contents of any given section:

Section 1: The early Old Testament.

Section 2: The famous Bible story of Joseph.

Section 3: The life and leadership of Moses.

Section 4: Some of the laws of Moses.

Section 5: Should we obey the entire law of Moses? - what the Old and New Testaments say.

Section 6: Invasion and conquest of the Promised Land, now known as Israel - a punishment from God on the inhabitants of the land.

Section 7: The first centuries in the Promised Land, and the first kings, Saul and David.

Section 8: King Solomon, The Kings of Israel and Judah, and disaster and prosperity brought on the two Kingdoms according to their obedience or disobedience to God.

Section 9: The predictions Old Testament prophets gave of total disaster at the hands of invaders as a punishment from God for their sins.

Section 10: The suffering after the Babylonian conquest, and the prophecies of the return of the Jews to Jerusalem.

Section 11: The book of Revelation - Prophecies of coming disaster.

Section 12: The success of some of the Jewish exiles who had been captured in war and taken to Babylon.

Section 13: The suffering of the good man Job, - counterbalance to the rest of the Old Testament.

Section 14: The return of the Jews from exile in Babylon, and the rebuilding of their temple and Jerusalem.

If you'd like to read the most important things in the Bible, visit some of the pages in the New Testament sections:

The Bible topics pages To Find out more about what the Bible says about important issues, and to find links to related articles, go to one of the other Bible pages:

Bible Part 1: The Bible, The Holy Spirit Today, People And Their Stories
(Bible topics include the end of the world, sex and marriage, violence, anger and jealousy, whether Christians should gossip and tell dirty jokes, and some of the reasons why Christians suffer.)

Bible Part 3: The Bible, Articles About Alleged Inaccuracies in it, And Stories of People who Became Christians
(Bible topics include love and caring, the appropriate Christian attitude to personal wealth, prejudice, and false Christian teaching.)