Survey of the Bible

Survey of the Bible

Survey of the Bible

This Bible Survey course contains fourteen lessons—plus charts, maps, and supplements to survey the Bible.

Using the chart below, these lessons help students memorize a time-line beginning with the days of creation in Genesis through the time of Nehemiah, approximately 400 BC when the Bible is silent until 4 BC. The study then focuses on the Life of Christ recorded in the “4 Gospels” into the Christian Age, 30 AD through ???

  • Period Before the Flood – Genesis 1-5 – Adam (?? – ?? BC)
    • Creation
    • Garden of Eden
    • Adam and Eve
    • Sin
    • The First Civilization
  • Period of the Flood – Genesis 6-11 – Noah (?? – 2000 BC)
    • Wickedness
    • Warning
    • The Ark
    • Ham, Shem, and Japheth
    • Mount Ararat
    • The Tower of Babel
  • The Chosen Family – Genesis 12-46 – Abraham (2000 BC – 1800 BC)
    • Abram is called
    • Promises made
    • Isaac
    • Jacob
  • Egyptian Bondage – Genesis 47 – Exodus 14 – Joseph (1800 – 1440 BC)
    • Move to Egypt
    • Enslaved
    • Cry for deliverance
  • Wilderness Wandering – Exodus 15 – Deuteronomy – Moses (1440 – 1400 BC)
    • Deliverance and the Red Sea
    • Aaron
    • Sinai
    • The Law of Moses
    • Tabernacle
  • Conquest of Canaan – Joshua (1400 BC)
    • Gilgal
    • Jericho
    • Ai
    • Conquest Campaigns
    • Tribes receive land
  • The Time of the Judges – Judges and Ruth (1400 – 1043 BC)
    • Othniel
    • Deborah
    • Gideon
    • Samson
    • Samuel
  • The United Kingdom – 1/2 Samuel – 1 Kings 11 (1043 – 931 BC)
    • Saul
    • David
    • Solomon
    • Israel is a powerful, rich nation
  • The Divided Kingdom – 1 Kings 12 – 2 Kings 15 (931 – 721 BC)
    • The Northern Kingdom – Israel (10 tribes)
    • The Southern Kingdom – Judah (2 tribes)
  • Judah Alone and in Captivity – 2 Kings 15-25 (721-536 BC)
    • Kings: Hezekiah, Josiah
    • Prophets: Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel
    • Judah captured by Babylon and taken away in three waves
      • 605 – Daniel and 3 friends
      • 597 – Ezekiel and others
      • 586 – Temple and Jerusalem destroyed
  • Restoration: The Return from Exile – Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (536-400 BC)
    • Persia conquers Babylon and allows a re-nationalization of captives
    • Zerubabel rebuilds the Temple
    • Ezra restores the law
    • Nehemiah rebuilds the walls
    • Prophets include Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi
  • Bible History is Silent – Historical events of this time include Alexandar the Great, the Grecian Empire, and the Roman Empire (400 – 4 BC)
  • The Life of Christ – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (4 BC – 30 AD)
  • The Christian Age: Part 1 – Acts 1-13 (30 AD – Today)
    • Church established, grows, and spreads
  • The Christian Age: Part 2 – Acts 14-28 (30 AD – Today)
    • Peter and Paul
  • Supplemental Material (Charts, Maps, and Diagrams)