The following are the REVIEW POINTS which will be emphasized regularly throughout classes:

(Note that items in parentheses will be optional. The ability to recall these parenthetical elements will be one factor in differentiating grade-level students from those able to exceed grade level.)

  • Covenants
    1. Genesis 3 - (Adam/Eve) Satan will bruise the heel of your Seed, your Seed will crush Satan's head
    2. Genesis 9 - (Noah) God will never again destroy the world by flood (rainbow as sign)
    3. Genesis 12:1-4,7 - (Abram) Through Abram God will bless ALL NATIONS (v 3), God will give descendants (v 2), God will give land (v 7)
    4. Genesis 13:14-17 (Abram) Land, Descendants
    5. Genesis 15 - (Abram) Land (vv 7, 18-19) & Descendants (v 5) and slavery/deliverance (v 13-15)
    6. Genesis 17 - (Abram) renamed to Abraham (v 5), Descendants ("Abraham"="father of many"), Land (v 8), Circumcision (v 11)
    7. Genesis 18:10 - (Abram) promise of a son
    8. Genesis 19 - (Abram)
    9. (Genesis 21:18 - (Hagar) Ishmael will become a great nation)
    10. Genesis 22 - (Abram re Isaac) Descendants (v 17), Land (v 17), All nations blessed (v 18)
    11. Genesis 26 - (Isaac) Decendants (vv 23-24)
    12. Genesis 28 - (Jacob's ladder) Descendants, Land, All nations blessed through you (vv 13-15)
    13. Genesis 32 - (Jacob wrestling) Jacob renamed Israel, general blessing (vv 28-29)
    14. Genesis 35 - (Jacob/Israel) confirm rename (v 10), Descendants (v 11), Land (v 12)
    15. Exodus 20, 24, etc. - (Moses) 10 commandments, The Law (condition: OBEY)
    16. (various in Ex, Lev, Deut, etc.) - (Moses) Priesthood (intermediary with God)
    17. Joshua 1:2-9 (Joshua) Land (Condition: OBEY)
    18. Joshua 8:30ff - (Joshua) covenant renewed
    19. 2Samuel 7:5-16 - (David) Kingdom established forever (vv 12-13, 7:16) (Ps 89)
    20. Jer 31:31-34; Isaiah 9:6-7; 11:1-16; Jer 23:5-6; 30:8-9; 33:14-16; Eze 34:23-24; 37:24-25 - THE NEW COVENANT
  • Timeline - bold-faced dates must be learned, others optional; rounding is OK except those in red
    1. Abraham born - 2166 B.C. (2100 B.C. is OK)
    2. Isaac born - 2066 B.C.
    3. Jacob born - 2006 B.C.
    4. Joseph born - 1915 B.C.
    5. Moses - 1525 B.C. (1500 B.C. is OK)
    6. Leaving Egypt - 1450 B.C.
    7. Joshua - 1406 B.C. (1400 B.C. is OK)
    8. Judges - 1375-1050 B.C.
    9. David - 1000 B.C.
    10. Northern / Southern Kingdoms divide - 930 B.C.
    11. Northern Kingdom to Exile by Assyria - 722 B.C.
    12. Southern Kingdom to Exile by Babylon - 606 BC (temple destroyed 586 B.C.)
      1. Daniel, Ezekiel
    13. Southern Kingdom return from Exile from Persian King Cyrus - 536 B.C. (rebuilt temple completed 516 B.C.)
      1. 536 - 1st group returns under Zerubbabel
      2. 475 - Esther
      3. 458 - 2nd group returns under Ezra
      4. 432 - last group returns under Nehemiah (wall rebuilt)
    14. Last OT Prophet (Malachi) - 430 BC (400 B.C. is OK)
    15. Jesus Born - 4 BC (0 is OK)
    16. Jesus Dies/Raises - 29 AD (33 AD is OK)
    17. 70 - Fall/Destruction of Jerusalem
    18. John dies / Revelation - 95 AD
  • World Kingdoms / Historical Periods (focus on Mediterranean & European, with a few key inventions along the way)
    1. Egypt (2500+BC-~650BC)
    2. Israel (under David & Solomon, somewhat under Omri)
    3. Assyria (~900BC-~605BC)
    4. Babylon (626BC-539BC)
    5. Medes & Persians (539BC-330BC)
    6. Greece (330BC-63BC)
    7. Rome (63BC-~100AD and less so until 476AD)
    8. Byzantine (330AD-1453AD)
    9. Middle Ages (~400AD-~1400AD)
    10. Rennaissance (~1300AD-~1600AD)
      • Invented: Eyeglasses - 1284
      • Invented: Printing Press (Gutenberg) - 1450
    11. Colonial Period (~1550-~1950)
      • Invented: Steam engine - 1804
      • Invented: Telephone - 1876
      • Invented: Airplane - 1903
      • Invented: Computers - (1801 or 1837 or 1845 or Personal Computer in 1957)
    12. World War I (1912-1917)
    13. World War II (1939-1945)
      • Invented: World Wide Web - 1990
  • Map
    1. Mediterranean Sea
    2. Sea of Galilee
    3. Jordan River
    4. Dead Sea
    5. Jerusalem
    6. Egypt
    7. Southern/Northern division
    8. Philistia
    9. Canaan
    10. Mt Sinai
    11. Gulf of Aqaba/Suez/Red Sea
    12. Tigris/Euphrates Rivers
    13. Ur
    14. Haran
    15. Nile
    16. Sodom / Gomorrah
    17. Jericho
    18. (Tyre / Sidon)
    19. (Ninevah)
    20. (Gibeon)
    21. (Goshen)
    22. (Assyria)
    23. (Babylon)
    24. (Mt Carmel)
    25. (Hebron)
    26. (Ai)
    27. (Extra Credit and an automatic A: Exact, verifiable location of the Garden of Eden)
  • Pentateuch / Books of the Law / Books of Moses
    1. Genesis
      • Outline of Genesis
        • 4 Events - chapters 1-11
          1. Creation (1-2)
          2. Fall (3)
          3. Flood (6-9)
          4. Tower of Babel (11)
        • 4 People - chapters 12-50
          1. Abraham (12-25)
          2. Isaac (21-35)
          3. Jacob (25-49)
          4. Joseph (37-50)
      • Days of Creation
1. Light4. Sun / Moon / Stars
2. Air / Water5. Birds / Fish
3. Land / Water6. Animals / Man
7. Rest
  1. Exodus
    • Outline of Exodus
      1. Birth of Moses to Mt Sinai - chapters 1-20
      2. Mt Sinai & Tabernacle - chapters 21-40
    • Summarized 10 Commandments
      1. Worship God Alone
      2. No idols
      3. Be careful with God's Name
      4. Honor the Sabbath
      5. Honor your parents
      6. Do not murder
      7. Do not commit adultery
      8. Do not steal
      9. Do not give false testimony
      10. Do not covet
    • Plagues (be able to list 5-6 of these - must include Passover)
      1. Blood (7:14) (all) (magicians too)
      2. Frogs (7:25) (all) (magicians too)
      3. Gnats (8:16) (all) (no magicians)
      4. Flies (8:20) (Egypt) (no comment)
      5. Livestock (9:1) (Egypt) (no comment)
      6. Boils (9:8) (all?) (magicians endured)
      7. Hail (9:13) (Egypt except those who obeyed) (note verse 16)
      8. Locusts (10:1) (all?)
      9. Darkness (10:21) (Egypt)
      10. Passover/Firstborn (11:1) (Egypt/all except those who obeyed)
  2. Leviticus
    1. Key word: HOLY
  3. Numbers
    1. From Mt Sinai through 40 years of wandering to just east of the Jordan
  4. Deuteronomy
    1. Key words: REMEMBER & OBEY
    2. Moses' final words
      1. Repetition of 10 Commandments in chapter 5
  • Books of History (12)
    1. Joshua
      • Outline
        1. Conquer the land - chapters 1-12
        2. Divide the land - chapters 13-24
    2. Judges
      • (Important judges to know)
        1. (Othniel - Aramites)
        2. Ehud - Moab (the fat guy)
        3. Deborah & Barak - Canaan (the only woman judge the the stake through the head)
        4. Gideon - Midianites (the water-drinking army, the burning torches)
        5. (Jephthah - Ammonites)
        6. Samson - Philistines ("the strong dude")
      • Cycle of the Judges
        1. Sin
        2. Judgment by another nation
        3. Call out to God for mercy
        4. God sends a judge to deliver them
        5. When the urgency passes, return to #1
    3. Ruth
      • The story takes place during the time of the Judges
    4. 1 Samuel
      • Birth of Samuel to David pre-king
      • (chapter 17 = David & Goliath)
    5. 2 Samuel
      • David as king (note parallel to 1 Chronicles)
      • (chapter 11 = David & Bathsheba)
    6. 1 Kings
      • Solomon into divided Kingdom (Jehoshaphat)
      • Includes Elijah
    7. 2 Kings
      • Partway through divided Kingdom (Ahaziah) through final exile into Babylon
    8. 1 Chronicles
      • David as King through the death of David (note parallel to 2 Samuel)
      • (starts with 9 chapters of geneologies)
      • Preparation for the temple
      • Solomon becomes king
    9. 2 Chronicles
      • Reign of Solomon through the restoration after the exile
      • Building of the temple
      • (re-tells much of 1-2 Kings, but the focus is only on Southern Kingdom and David's descendants)
    10. Ezra
      • Return of the exiles under Zerubbabel, rebuilding the temple
      • Ezra returns 80 years later and institutes religious reforms
    11. Nehemiah
      • Return of another group of exiles
      • Focus on rebuilding the walls
    12. Esther
      • During the exile (she was a Persian queen)
  • Books of Poetry (5)
    1. Job
      • During the time of Abraham, probably
      • (Mostly poetry, narrative in first and last chapters)
    2. Psalms
      • Written mostly by David, lots of songs and poems
    3. Proverbs
      • Written mostly by Solomon, wise sayings
    4. Ecclesiastes
      • Written by Solomon, talks about the meaning of life
    5. Song of Solomon (or "Song of Songs")
      • Written by (you guessed it!) Solomon, basically a love song
  • Major Prophets (5)
    1. Isaiah - South, pre-exile
      • Messianic Prophecies: 7:14, 9:6, 53:1-6
    2. Jeremiah - South, pre-exile
    3. (Lamentations - short book by Jeremiah - crying/weeping/lamenting)
    4. Ezekiel - Southern Kingdom in Babylon, during and post exile
    5. Daniel - South Kingdom in Babylon, during exile
  • Minor Prophets
    1. (Hosea - North, pre-exile)
    2. (Joel - South, pre-exile)
    3. (Amos - North, pre-exile)
    4. (Obadiah - Edom)
    5. (Jonah - Ninevah/Assyria, pre-exile)
    6. (Micah - South, pre-exile, little Isaiah)
      1. (Messianic Prophecies: 5:2)
    7. (Nahum - Ninevah)
    8. (Habakkuk - South, pre-exile, Questions for God)
    9. (Zephaniah - South, pre-exile)
    10. (Haggai - post-exilic)
    11. (Zechariah - post-exilic)
    12. (Malachi - post-exilic)
  • Books of the Bible with divisions and authors (not required for Feb 21 test)
    1. Pentateuch (5) - Genesis to Deuteronomy - Moses (Also called "Books of the Law" or "Books of Moses")
    2. Books of History (12) - Joshua to Esther
    3. Books of Poetry (5) - Job, Psalms (David), Proverbs & Ecclesiastes & Song of Solomon (Solomon)
    4. Major Prophets (5) - Isaiah to Daniel (authors by name except Lamentations by Jeremiah)
    5. Minor Prophets (12) - Hosea to Malachi (authors by name)
    6. Gospels (4) - Matthew to John (authors by name)
    7. History (1) - Acts (Luke)
    8. Epistles (21) - Romans to Jude (Romans to Philemon by Paul, Hebrews unknown, others by name)
    9. Apocalyptic (1) - Revelation (John)