First Testament Survey
Unit 1: Genesis 1-2
This unit covers Yahweh’s speaking creation into existence and the placing of the image of God (humanity) in the Garden of Eden (land) to rule and subdue creation.
Unit 2: Genesis 3-11
This unit covers humanity's rejection of being the image of God and desire for autonomy. As a result of gaining autonomy humanity continually rebelled against Yahweh and His will for His image and creation.
Unit 3: Genesis 12-25
This unit covers Yahweh’s choosing of Abraham in order to make him into a great nation that He would use to redeem and be a blessing to the world.
Unit 4: Genesis 25-50
This unit covers the life and family of Jacob and how Yahweh continued to use them as His chosen people even though they constantly failed to be obedient to Yahweh and be His image.
Unit 5: Exodus
This unit covers Yahweh’s deliverance of Israel from their bondage in Egypt in order to give them to adopt them as His covenant people. Yahweh then gave them the Law and tabernacle so that they could know Him and dwell with Him.
Unit 6: Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
This unit covers Yahweh’s instructions to Israel on how to cleanse themselves of their sins through the sacrificial system (Leviticus). And then Israel’s failure to trust Yahweh and enter the Promised Land (Numbers). Afterwards, Moses gave three speeches encouraging Israel to pursue and love Yahweh with all their heart, life, and everything (Deuteronomy).
Unit 7: Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
This unit covers Yahweh’s faithfulness to give Israel the Promised Land (Joshua) and Israel’s failure to ultimately finish the conquest of the Promised Land (Joshua). Yet, despite Israel’s failure there were a few who remained faithful to Yahweh and received His blessing (Ruth).
Unit 8: 1 & 2 Samuel
This unit covers Yahweh’s establishment of the monarchy of Israel through king Saul who failed to acknowledge Yahweh as the ultimate king and thus his resulting judgment. Then the establishment of king David and Yahweh’s promise to maintain the Davidic dynasty as Israel’s hope for the future redemption of Israel.
Unit 9: 1 & 2 Kings
This unit covers the failure of Solomon as king, which lead to the split of the kingdom of Israel and the continued downfall of the kings of Israel and Judah. The sin of Israel and Judah lead to Yahweh’s judgment of sending them into exile because of their continued idolatry and rebellion against Yahweh.