Patriarchs and Prophets

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Table of Contents

Why Was Sin Permitted?

“God is love.” 1 John 4:16. His nature, His law, is love. It ever has been; it ever will be. “The high and lofty One that inhabitet... Read Chapter

Creation

“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” “For He spake, and it was;”... Read Chapter

Fall of Man

No longer free to stir up rebellion in heaven, Satan's enmity against God found a new field in plotting the ruin of the human race. In th... Read Chapter

Plan of Redemption

The fall of man filled all heaven with sorrow. The world that God had made was blighted with the curse of sin and inhabited by beings doo... Read Chapter

Two Brothers

Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam, differed widely in character. Abel had a spirit of loyalty to God; he saw justice and mercy in the Creat... Read Chapter

Seth and Enoch

To Adam was given another son, to be the inheritor of the divine promise, the heir of the spiritual birthright. The name Seth, given to t... Read Chapter

The Flood

In the days of Noah a double curse was resting upon the earth in consequence of Adam's transgression and of the murder committed by Cain.... Read Chapter

After the Flood

The waters rose fifteen cubits above the highest mountains. It often seemed to the family within the ark that they must perish, as for fi... Read Chapter

The Literal Week

Like the Sabbath, the week originated at creation, and it has been preserved and brought down to us through Bible history. God Himself me... Read Chapter

The Tower of Babel

To repeople the desolate earth, which the Flood had so lately swept from its moral corruption, God had preserved but one family, the hous... Read Chapter

The Call of Abraham.

After the dispersion from Babel idolatry again became well-nigh universal, and the Lord finally left the hardened transgressors to follow... Read Chapter

Abraham in Canaan

Abraham returned to Canaan “very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.” Lot was still with him, and again they came to Bethel, and ... Read Chapter

The Test of Faith

Abraham had accepted without question the promise of a son, but he did not wait for God to fulfill His word in His own time and way. A de... Read Chapter

Destruction of Sodom

Fairest among the cities of the Jordan Valley was Sodom, set in a plain which was “as the garden of the Lord” in its fertility and be... Read Chapter

The Marriage of Isaac

Abraham had become an old man, and expected soon to die; yet one act remained for him to do in securing the fulfillment of the promise to... Read Chapter

Jacob and Esau

Jacob and Esau, the twin sons of Isaac, present a striking contrast, both in character and in life. This unlikeness was foretold by the a... Read Chapter

Jacob's Flight and Exile

Threatened with death by the wrath of Esau, Jacob went out from his father's home a fugitive; but he carried with him the father's blessi... Read Chapter

The Night of Wrestling

Though Jacob had left Padan-aram in obedience to the divine direction, it was not without many misgivings that he retraced the road which... Read Chapter

The Return to Canaan

Crossing the Jordan, “Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan.” Genesis 33:18, R.V. Thus the patri... Read Chapter

Joseph in Egypt

Meanwhile, Joseph with his captors was on the way to Egypt. As the caravan journeyed southward toward the borders of Canaan, the boy coul... Read Chapter

Joseph and His Brothers

At the very opening of the fruitful years began the preparation for the approaching famine. Under the direction of Joseph, immense storeh... Read Chapter

Moses

The people of Egypt, in order to supply themselves with food during the famine, had sold to the crown their cattle and lands, and had fin... Read Chapter

The Plagues of Egypt

Aaron, being instructed by angels, went forth to meet his brother, from whom he had been so long separated; and they met amid the desert ... Read Chapter

The Passover

When the demand for Israel's release had been first presented to the king of Egypt, the warning of the most terrible of the plagues had b... Read Chapter

The Exodus

With their loins girt, with sandaled feet, and staff in hand, the people of Israel had stood, hushed, awed, yet expectant, awaiting the r... Read Chapter

From the Red Sea to Sinai

From the Red Sea the hosts of Israel again set forth on their journey, under the guidance of the pillar of cloud. The scene around them w... Read Chapter

The Law

Soon after the encampment at Sinai, Moses was called up into the mountain to meet with God. Alone he climbed the steep and rugged path, a... Read Chapter

Idolatry at Sinai

While Moses was absent it was a time of waiting and suspense to Israel. The people knew that he had ascended the mount with Joshua, and h... Read Chapter

Enmity against the Law

The very first effort of Satan to overthrow God's law—undertaken among the sinless inhabitants of heaven—seemed for a time to be crow... Read Chapter

Mystery of the Sanctuary

The command was communicated to Moses while in the mount with God, “Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them;” and f... Read Chapter

Sin of Nadab and Abihu

After the dedication of the tabernacle, the priests were consecrated to their sacred office. These services occupied seven days, each mar... Read Chapter

Law and the Covenants

Adam and Eve, at their creation, had a knowledge of the law of God; they were acquainted with its claims upon them; its precepts were wri... Read Chapter

From Sinai to Kadesh

The building of the tabernacle was not begun for some time after Israel arrived at Sinai; and the sacred structure was first set up at th... Read Chapter

The Twelve Spies

Eleven days after leaving Mount Horeb the Hebrew host encamped at Kadesh, in the wilderness of Paran, which was not far from the borders ... Read Chapter

The Rebellion at Korah

The judgments visited upon the Israelites served for a time to restrain their murmuring and insubordination, but the spirit of rebellion ... Read Chapter

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