A Brief Outline of the Books of the Bible – Jeremiah and Lamentations

We have in Jeremiah, the present dealing of God with rebellious Judah. Judah becomes Lo-ammi (not my people) by the captivity in Babylon.

Outline of Bible coverJeremiah

We have in Jeremiah, the present dealing of God with rebellious Judah. Judah becomes Lo-ammi (not my people) by the captivity in Babylon.

Then, from chapter 30, we have the revelation of the infallible love of Jehovah to Israel (Judah and Ephraim). We have the certainty of their establishment under David, according to the order of God, in Jerusalem, Jehovah being their righteousness.  Then, after the history of Zedekiah, and the details of what brought in the captivity, and what passed in Palestine after that, we have the judgment of all the nations and Babylon itself.

Lamentations

In Lamentations we get the sympathy and entering in of the Spirit of Christ into the sorrows of Israel, especially the remnant, and the hope of restoration.

Originally by JND.   Lightly edited by Sosthenes, July 2014

A Brief Outline of the Books of the Bible – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

lay-preachingEZRA.

The re-establishment of the temple and divine service according to the law, while waiting for the Messiah.   But there is no ark, no Urim, etc.  It was an empty temple.

NEHEMIAH.

The re-establishment of the civil society and state under the Gentiles.

ESTHER.

The providential care of Israel when God is hidden from them, while Lo-ammi (not my people) is written on them.  He takes care of them while He is hidden from them and does not own them.  God’s name is never mentioned.  The Gentile queen fails to shew her beauty, and the Jewish bride supersedes her.

Lightly edited by Sosthenes, May 2014