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Know Your Bible: All 66 Books Explained and Applied by Paul Kent

By Paul Kent

Recognize Your Bible is a concise, easy-to-understand consultant to God's Word-giving you a necessary and noteworthy evaluation of all sixty six books. for every be aware of Your Bible offers facts at the writer and time-frame, a ten-word synopsis, an extended (50-100 be aware) precis, techniques on what makes the publication detailed or strange, a list of key verses, and a "So, What?" element of functional program. it is a amazing source for people and ministries!

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Highlights of the book include the “shepherd psalm” (23), which describes God as protector and provider; David’s cry for forgiveness after his sin with Bathsheba (51); psalms of praise (100 is a powerful example); and the celebration of scripture found in Psalm 119, with almost all of the 176 verses making some reference to God’s laws, statutes, commandments, precepts, word, and the like. Some psalms, called “imprecatory,” call for God’s judgment on enemies (see Psalms 69 and 109, for example).

Besides taking everything valuable from the temple and the Jewish king’s palace, the Babylonians also “carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths” (24:14). Ending on a slight up note, 2 Kings describes a new king of Babylon, Evil-merodach, showing kindness to Jehoiachin, the last real king of Judah, by giving him a place of honor in the Babylonian court. QUOTABLE Behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

IN TEN WORDS OR LESS A coming “day of the Lord” promises heavy judgment. DETAILS, PLEASE Zephaniah begins with a jarring prophecy: “I will utterly consume all things from off the land,” God declares in the book’s second verse. People, animals, birds, and fish will all perish, victims of God’s wrath over Judah’s idolatry. Other nearby nations will be punished, as well, in “the fire of my jealousy” (3:8), but there is hope: In His mercy, God will one day restore a remnant of Israel that “shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies” (3:13).

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