The Old Testament Historical Books

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but it can also be intimidating to read because it contains more than 600,000 words divided into 66 distinct books written by 40 authors in three languages over 1600 years. But how does it all fit together? In Route 66, Dr. Ron Jones takes us on the ultimate road trip through the Bible, pointing us to Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. Road Trip 2 focuses on The Old Testament Historical Books, from Joshua to Esther.

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Joshua: Possessing the Promised Land

Joshua: Possessing the Promised Land

Following the death of Moses, Joshua assumes the leadership of the Israelites and takes them across the Jordan River into the Promised Land. The many battles Joshua fought to take possession of the land pictures abundance, victory, and rest in the Christian life.

Judges: Anarchy and Apostasy

Judges: Anarchy and Apostasy

Following Joshua’s death, God's people engaged in anarchy and apostasy. Some call it Israel’s Dark Ages when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). During this time (350 years), God raised up judges, savior-like rulers who delivered divine justice.

Ruth: Romance and Redemption

Ruth: Romance and Redemption

Ruth is history, romance, prophecy, and theology rolled into one. It is better than a once-upon-a-time fairy tale because it happened to real people in history. Ruth begins with a famine and ends with the birth of a baby, the promise of God, and hope for tomorrow. 

First Samuel: Which Way Will You Turn?

First Samuel: Which Way Will You Turn?

In 1 Samuel, witness the call of God upon a young boy (Samuel), the rise and fall of Israel’s first king (Saul), and the anointing of Israel’s greatest king (David). The book begins with the birth of Samuel (1105 BC) and ends with the death of Saul (1011 BC). 

Second Samuel: My Heart Like God's

Second Samuel: My Heart Like God's

Second Samuel begins seamlessly with David returning from a military victory over the Amalekites. On his way to establishing the Davidic dynasty, the man after God's own heart continued to ride the wave of popularity following his defeat of the Philistine giant. 

“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG