The Book of Matthew is of gospel genre. Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. He does this to prove that Jesus fulfills Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, coming from the line of David, being born of a virgin, and being born in Bethlehem. I could only imagine the birth of Jesus as something extra special. That night after Mary gave birth to Jesus they were visited by some special people. The Magi visited King Herod looking for the new born king in Bethlehem. After their visit Herod was concerned. He ordered the killing of all male children in Bethlehem under the age of two. Joseph, Mary and Jesus escape Herod and fled to Egypt. We know little to nothing of Jesus in ...view middle of the document...
Early believers were enabled and guided by the Holy Spirit and this remains fact remains evident in today’s day and age.
The Book of Joshua is a narrative. The book ofJoshua’s tells of the conquest of the Promised Land through God’s promises to the people. Some of the key themes and major events in Joshua are: the Israelites are able to enter the promised land, the crossing of the Jordan river, The Battle at Jericho, the land division between the twelve tribes and Joshua’s farewell. Jericho was the first conquest after crossing the Jordan River. The crossing of the Jordan was very significant because it had two purposes. It was a reminder to the people how God had brought them out of Isreal, and it also scared the people in the land of Canaan. At the Battle of Jericho we learned that God gave very specific instructions to the Joshua. “They were to march around the city once a day for six days, on the seventh day they were to march around the city seven times, and the priests were to blow their trumpets and the people were to shout and the walls of the city fell down” ( Harbin 187). This was only one of the great victories that the lord provided for them. The book of Joshua is a great story on how God continued to keep his promises. At Joshua’s farewell he reminded the people to follow the Law of God and reminded the leaders on how God fulfilled the Covenant of Abraham.
The Book of Job is of wisdom and narrative genre. Job was a righteous and described as a rich man. The key themes and major events in Job are Job’s faith, his resilience, and his restoration. God...