The story of Job is one of the best known in the entire Bible yet, strangely enough, one of the least understood. No book in the Scripture is so shrouded in mystery as this ancient story. As Winston Churchill once described the Soviet Union, Job is “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Tangled and troubling, its pages are veiled with the deep, perplexing issues of life. Profoundly provocative to the human mind, Job is a journey into the inscrutable ways of God.—Max Anders and Steven Lawson
The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament, is an account of the creation of the world, the early history of humanity, Israel's ancestors, and the origins of the Jewish people. Its Hebrew name is the same as its first word, Bereshit.
The Book of Exodus is the second book of the Bible. It tells a story about Israelites being delivered from slavery, involving an Exodus from Egypt through the hand of Jehovah, the leadership of Moses, revelations at the biblical Mount Sinai, and a subsequent "divine dwelling" of God with Israel.
Please Support the Bible Translation Work of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV)$5.00Click here to purchase. The Third Book of Moses Leviticus Author: Moses Place Written: Wilderness When Written: c. 1500 B.C.E. CHAPTER 1 The Burnt Offering 1 And Jehovah called to Moses and spoke to him out of the tent of meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the... Continue Reading →
Please Support the Bible Translation Work of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV)$5.00Click here to purchase. The Fourth Book of Moses Numbers Author: Moses Place Written: Wilderness and Plains of Moab When Written: c. 1470 B.C.E. CHAPTER 1 The Census of Men for the Army 1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai,... Continue Reading →
The Book of Deuteronomy (literally "second law" from Greek deuteros + nomos) is the fifth book of the Jewish Torah, where it is called Devarim (Hebrew: דְּבָרִים), "the words [of Moses]", and the fifth book of the Christian Old Testament, where it is also known as the Fifth Book of Moses.
Please Support the Bible Translation Work of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV)$5.00Click here to purchase. The Book of Joshua Author: Joshua Place Written: Canaan When Written: c. 1450 B.C.E. CHAPTER 1 Jehovah Encourages Joshua 1 And it came about after the death of Moses the servant of Jehovah, Jehovah spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant,... Continue Reading →
The Book of Judges is the seventh book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. In the narrative of the Hebrew Bible, it covers the time between the conquest described in the Book of Joshua, the entry of Israel into Canaan, and the start of the reign of Saul.
Book of Ruth, Old Testament book belonging to the third section of the biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim, or Writings. In most Christian canons it is treated as a history book and placed between Judges and 1 Samuel. After the death of her husband, Ruth moved to Judah with her mother-in-law, Naomi, instead of remaining with her own people.
The elders of the tribes approached Samuel and asked him to appoint a king to become their new leader (1 Sam. 8:5). The difficult process of moving from an old, established form of government to a new organization headed by a king brought disappointment to Samuel (1 Sam. 8:6). He described for the people what the new form of government would cost them (1 Sam. 8:10-18). But they were determined to have a king to provide military protection, so God instructed Samuel to “give them a king” (1 Sam. 8:22). The books of 1 and 2 Samuel describe this transition to a kingship under Saul and the eventual emergence of David as the ruler over a united Israel and the establishment of David's dynasty.