A BRIEF
BIBLE HISTORY
A SURVEY OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
JAMES OSCAR BOYD, Ph.D., D.D.
AND
JOHN” GRESHAM MACHEN, D.D.

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Contents
Section I
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH IN OLD
TESTAMENT TIMES
Lesson Page
I. Before Abraham……………………………… 7
II. The Patriarchs……………………………….. 10
III. Egyptian Bondage and Deliverance……………….. 13
IV. Moses as Leader and Lawgiver…………………… 16
V. The Conquest and Settlement of Canaan…………… 19
VI. The Period of the Judges……………………….. 22
VII. Samuel and Saul: Prophecy and Monarchy…………. 25
VIII. David and Solomon: Psalms and Wisdom………….. 28
IX. The Kingdom of Israel…………………………. 31
X. The Kingdom of Judah, to Hezekiah………………. 34
XI. Judah, from Hezekiah to the Exile……………….. 37
XII. The Exile and the Restoration…………………… 40
XIII. The Jewish State Under Pcraia…………………… 43
XIV. Israel’s Religious Life………………………….. 46
XV. “The Coming One”…………………………… 49

Section II
THE LIFE OF CHRIST AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF
THE CHURCH IN NEW TESTAMENT TIMES
I. The Preparation……………………………… 55
II. The Coming of the Lord……………………….. 5S
III. The Baptism………………………………… 61
IV. The Early Judean Ministry……………………… W
V. The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry……………. 67
VI. The Period of Popularity……………………….. 70
VII. The Turning Point……………………………. 73
VIII. Jesus as Messiah……………………………… 76
IX. The Prediction of the Cross……………………… 79
X. The Last Journeys……………………………. 83
XI. Teaching in the Temple………………………… 86
XII. The Crucifixion………………………………. 89
XIII. The Resurrection……………………………… 93
XIV. The Beginnings of the Christian Church……………. 96
XV. The First Persecution………………………….. 99
XVI. The Conversion of Paul………………………… 102
XVII. The Gospel Given to the Gentiles………………… 105
XVIII. The First Missionary Journey and the Apostolic Council.. 109
XIX. The Second Missionary Journey………………….. 112
XX. The Third Missionary Journey. The Epistle to the
Galatians………………………………….. 115
XXI. The Third Missionary Journey. The Epistles to the
Corinthians and to the Romans………………… 118
XXII. The First Imprisonment of Paul………………….. 122
XXIII. The Close of the Apostolic Age…………………… 125